3 Riverside Drive

Single Family Townhouse


Andrew Azoulay
Andrew Azoulay
  • Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker

Property Description

The gorgeously carved French Renaissance Revival limestone facade, with its ornate ornamentation including gargoyles, scallop shells and cherubs, is just the beginning. The stunning details and scope of this riverfront home have to be seen to be believed. With soaring ceilings and width you will not find in any other Manhattan townhouse, this is the perfect home for an art aficionado with contemporary pieces that simply will not fit in any other home.

Make this modern-day castle your artistic sanctuary. This elevator townhouse also offers a perfect view of the Eleanor Roosevelt Monument, which celebrates her work as a humanitarian and activist. It was dedicated in 1996 in the presence of then-First Lady of the United States Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Garden Level: The attention to detail starts the minute you enter. Two sets of wood and glass double doors are graced by the green and golden onyx tile and gilded ceiling in the vestibule.

Enter the grand, sweeping marble foyer through an elaborately carved white and glass square archway. There is a golden coffered ceiling, original white mosaic tile, marble paneling, and a striking white marble staircase. A golden-yellow half bath can be accessed from this foyer, as can the elevator. To the front of the foyer is a sunny room with four-panel bay windows, a kitchenette with a wet bar, and a full bath with gray-pink marble tile. The rear room on this floor has rear windows looking onto the garden and access to a tidily landscaped garden with exposed brick and bamboo.

Parlour Floor: The grand marble staircase leads to the entertaining floor. The sculpted mahogany square archway that leads you into this floor features round mirrors. In the sunny, light-flooded front room, notice the unique cyan fireplace with faces carved into the legs. Look out the four-panel bay windows to gorgeous view of Riverside Park and the Hudson. Sliding mahogany doors lead to a side room which accesses a tiled private terrace. This side room also leads you to the grand dining room in the rear, with seven-foot high mahogany paneling and cabinetry. Three-panel bay windows and a green onyx and mahogany fireplace add to the elegance. Beyond the dining room, a state-of-the-art kitchen rests at the rear of this floor. The stainless steel appliances, cobalt blue surfaces, and exposed brick walls create a marriage of modernity and rustic appeal. Third Floor: The front room on this level is currently used as a play room/den. The elaborately carved mahogany doorways are another lovely touch, and the bay windows afford fantastic views of the park and river. Past a comfortable lounge is the master bedroom, graced by a peach-colored marble fireplace with mirror, and ornamental doors. The elegant master bathroom will dazzle you with a Jacuzzi tub, a glass shower with eight showerheads, and an enormous walk-in closet.

Fourth Floor: The front bedroom on this floor is distinguished by a glass door leading to a Juliet balcony that wraps around the front and side of the building, affording stunning views of the Hudson beyond Riverside Park. The middle bedroom has a walk-in closet and a pale green tiled bathroom. There are two rear rooms on this floor, one leading to a terrace overlooking the garden; the other has two bow windows, a cream-colored fireplace with mirror, and a gray-pink marble tiled full bath.

Fifth Floor: In the front bedroom, enjoy exquisite river views, the gold tiled fireplace, and the gray marble tile bath. The middle room features its own skylight. And in the rear, two rooms share a coral-colored full bathroom and a kitchenette with a wet bar, and Miele stove.

Basement: This fully finished basement contains an exercise room, an indoor pool, a sauna, a full bath, mechanicals, and a laundry room.
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  • Interior
    18,032 Sq Ft.
  • Property Type
    Single Family Townhouse
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Listing Courtesy of Siegel, Stuart N.