The most exquisite Manhattan townhome restoration to come to market in the 21st Century. Originally commissioned by Elizabeth Milbank in 1888 with famed architects Hugh Lamb and Charles Alonzo Rich, 24 West 71 is 20 feet wide and includes a state-of-the-art elevator, nearly 9,000 Square Feet of interior living space, 10 working fireplaces, and the most astonishing architectural details.
The stunning façade, spanning the garden and parlor levels, is made of rough-cut granite and stained-glass windows to frame the six bedrooms and six and a half bathrooms.
Laced in custom millwork still original to the 1880’s, the parlor level offers a massive welcoming and dining level that can accommodate upwards of 150 guests! The master dining room has kept most of its original detail from the butternut hexagon parquet flooring to the massive mahogany crown molding surrounding the 24-ct gold coffered ceiling with mahogany trim.
The master suite encompasses the entire third floor with over 1,200 square feet of living space, his and hers bathrooms, and a generous walk-in closet. Two of the ten working fireplaces are located on the master level.
The garden level offers hints of the original wood-fired kitchen used in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Currently configured as office space for the owner, there is also a steam shower room on this level just off the back garden.
The fourth and fifth floors feature two bedrooms, each with their own private baths and closets. The fifth floor also offers a small kitchenette and outdoor patio providing an excellent space as a guest suite.