41 West 87th Street is a beautifully renovated 20-foot wide, 5-story, single-family brownstone, nestled on one of the best Central Park townhouse blocks. This exceptional home affords approximately 7,500 square feet of meticulously renovated interiors, plus wonderful outdoor space in the garden, two terraces and magnificent roof deck. Originally designed and built in 1896 by architect Theodore E. Thomson in Romanesque-style, the home’s beautiful façade and L-shaped stoop has been lovingly restored to its original grandeur. Intelligently designed, the home offers an array of modern conveniences, including an elevator that swiftly serves every level from the basement to the top floor, two laundry rooms (plus a built-in laundry shoot), four working fireplaces with original antique mantels, energy efficient appliances, LED lighting, and pre-wiring for sound and security systems.
The delightful Garden Floor features a spacious recreation room with access to the home’s tranquil rear garden. The recreation room is fully equipped with a wet bar, boasting a stainless-steel dishwasher, under-cabinet wine cooler and microwave. The Garden Floor also affords a gracious guest bedroom with a full en-suite bathroom and abundant closet space. This guest suite can be accessed by the home’s second entrance underneath the stoop, which affords added privacy.
The magnificent Parlor Floor features a grand, open-concept living and dining space, with a massive chef’s kitchen, breakfast room and a convenient rear terrace. Ideal for impressive entertaining, the Parlor Floor boasts approximately 12-foot ceilings, oak flooring with oversized planks, and stunning proportions throughout. The large chef’s kitchen is equipped with top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, including a 36” Wolf stove, Subzero refrigerator, wine cooler, Miele dishwasher, and Bosch microwave. The countertops, island and backsplash are covered in a gorgeous Cambria stone. The kitchen also features a beautiful fireplace, with an intricately crafted wooden mantel. Ample dining space is afforded in the adjacent dining area, massive center island, and the delightful breakfast room, with a charming terrace that overlooks the private lower garden and surrounding townhouse gardens. An elegant powder room is discreetly tucked away.
The Third Floor is comprised of sizeable den, home office, and two gracious bedrooms, each with full en-suite bathrooms and abundant closet space. This level also features the home’s second laundry room. The Fourth Floor is dedicated to the home’s sumptuous full-floor master suite, consisting of a regal rear-facing bedroom with a private terrace, tremendous walk-in closet, and a luxurious full bathroom. The sophisticated master bedroom boasts grand proportions, a beautiful fireplace, and a serene private terrace. An enormous walk-in closet leads to the massive, full-width master bathroom. Lined with stunning Italian marble and porcelain, beautiful mosaic tile, and graced with an elegant fireplace, the luxurious master bathroom is well appointed with a free-standing soaking tub, dual sinks, and a massive rainfall shower.
With soaring double height ceilings in the common area, the Fifth Floor consists of two additional well-proportioned bedroom suites. Abundant sunlight is received through two above skylights, as well as grand windows which clear the neighboring townhomes. The front bedroom is graced with a handsome fireplace, and the rear bedroom boats two sizable closets. A wet bar with a dishwasher, and a large storage closet in the hallway allow for seamless entertaining on the roof deck directly above.
The generously sized roof deck receives abundant sunlight, with open and unobstructed city views. In addition, the roof has been equipped with water, gas and electric, allowing for a perfect rooftop escape. Accessed by elevator or stairs, the home’s basement affords abundant storage, and houses the first of two laundry rooms, as well as home mechanicals.
41 West 87th is perfectly located just half a block from Central Park, and among the fabulous restaurants, cafes, and shops along Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues. Nearby attractions also include the American Museum of Natural History and New York Historical Society. Public transportation is easily accessible along the 1, B and C subway lines.