24 West 85th Street 2-DUPLEX
Just off Central Park West on a beautiful tree lined residential UWS street sits this carefully restored historic townhouse. Originally built in 1886 by Steinmetz & Carter this Neo-Grec building is located within the Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District.
Ascend the traditional stoop and enter through the well-preserved vestibule to arrive at this exquisite Duplex residence consisting of the floor-through Parlor and Third floors. The Parlor level offers soaring 14-foot ceilings and two versatile and equally stunning grand living spaces.
On one side a handsome oak paneled Sitting/Dining room with original coffered ceilings. Lovingly and painstakingly restored, the decorative fireplace features the hand carved crest of the original owner. Connected to this grand room is the garden facing windowed kitchen, which has been entirely renovated with new custom millwork, granite counter tops, a deep sink, and a brand-new suite of appliances; gas range, over counter microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator/freezer, and behind closed doors a full-size washer/dryer that vents out.
Elegant double pocket doors in carved solid oak open up in to an over 22 ft long living room, a striking marble fireplace, large double-hung bay-windows, and white painted decorative Plaster of Paris paneled walls contrasting beautifully with the dark herringbone hardwood floors. A set of regal mirrored double doors serve as a second entrance for the Duplex residence.
Follow the whimsically curved wrought iron staircase to a gracious second level landing, leading towards the spacious Master Bedroom on one side and the very generous Second Bedroom on the other.
Step in to the quiet and private haven that is the Master Bedroom. The southern light streams in through the deeply set window from the leafy garden. Built-in double closets flank an area reserved for a king size bed and two nightstands, facing the decorative fireplace. With almost 19 feet wall to wall this bedroom leaves you with ample space for a sitting area, a desk, and an armoire or two. Relax in the spa-styled en suite windowed Master Bathroom. Let the glow of the custom-colored hand-plastered Venetian walls, the elegantly vaulted ceilings, and the deeply sunken soaking tub transport you to a private Tuscan villa.
Equally generously proportioned the Second Bedroom is bright and airy, with a bay window from which you can follow the quiet life of the tree lined side street and also catch a glimpse of Central Park. Adjacent to the bedroom is the Coralina clad second bath complete with a walk-in shower and floating glass sink. The spacious staircase landing houses two double closets, and features an area large enough for a desk, exercise bike or reading nook. A charming decorative fireplace, a full wall of custom built-in bookshelves and an optional private entrance, completes the second bedroom.
Smoke and pet free. Available for immediate occupancy. Please reach out to schedule an in person or virtual viewing.