163 West 76th Street is a gorgeous, 20 foot wide Renaissance Revival style brownstone with a rusticated brownstone base and handsome box stoop. Modified for family living in recent times, it is one of a row of homes designed by architect Henry F. Cook in the late 19th century on a beautiful tree-lined, landmarked block. With five stories plus a cellar, a solarium and lush planted garden, this sunny home offers excellent space, soaring ceilings, period detail and beautiful light throughout. Currently configured as a quintuplex (a three floor residence, a two floor apartment with finished cellar/rec room) plus a studio, it is readily convertible to a single family with plenty of room for an elevator. Overall the house is in excellent condition and can be occupied as is or improved to a more current standard. With approximately 5,760 square feet of interior space (not including the 1,100 square foot finished cellar) and approximately 750 exterior square feet, five to six bedrooms, five full bathrooms and two powder rooms, this is a spacious and elegant house. With a prime location in the heart of the Upper West Side, 163 West 76th offers easy access to Central and Riverside Parks, Lincoln Center, Time Warner Center, Fairway, Citarella, Zabars, the Museum of Natural History, the New York Historical Society, the Beacon Theatre, numerous schools and some of the best dining and shopping in New York City. Transportation options include the 1, 2, 3, B and C trains and multiple bus lines. Delivered vacant.
With approximately 1,100 square feet at this level, and ceiling height of 6'9', possibilities abound for usage of this space.
Set up as a separate apartment, with a large, south-facing bedroom with en suite bath, handsome period fireplace, oak wainscoting and a living room, solarium, deep lush garden and kitchen, this floor can remain as a separate apartment with private entrance, or be readily incorporated into the house.
Up the box stoop, there is a sunny office with a beautiful period fireplace, and a lovely bow window with double-hung windows. In the rear, there is a studio apartment with small kitchen and full bath. Pretty, sunny and quiet exposures to the planted garden enhance the space. Ceilings are 10'3'.
The triplex starts on the third floor; this floor is absolutely gorgeous. There are 10'6' ceilings and lovely bow window with double-hung windows and window seat facing south to leafy trees on this bucolic block. The living room is spacious and leads to a formal dining room with pretty exposures to the lush garden. The windowed kitchen in the extension has exposures west and north. In addition, there is a powder room and coat closet.
Fourth Floor/ Master Suite
The sunny, south-facing master bedroom has a huge walk-in closet; the suite includes a large library/sitting area that leads to a sun-flooded terrace. The double-height ceiling provides volume and drama. An office and two full baths are additional complements.
Three additional bedrooms, full bath, laundry room and play area/lounge with 12' ceilings comprise the fifth floor. Two of the bedrooms face south with incredible light. Clerestory windows usher in additional light to the play area/lounge, further enhancing this sun-flooded floor.
This is an exceptional new offering and one of the best of its kind to be available on the Upper West Side in a very long time.
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