This extraordinary home on the top floor of the Del Monte has the ambiance of a brownstone in the sky complete with rich prewar details including exposed brick, high ceilings, moldings and beautiful hardwood floors.
Special and serene this wonderful home offers lovely townhouse garden and city skyline views. A respite for peaceful tranquility this very private, very quiet home has only one adjoining wall to another home located at the end of the entry hallway and bathroom.
The spacious corner living room has west and south exposures featuring three over-sized windows allowing for brilliant light all day. Framed with two windows, the charming exposed brick fireplace hearth completes this lovely room.
The windowed and fully equipped kitchen has plentiful black slate counter space, tile back splash, abundant storage and cabinetry, five burner stove, refrigerator complete with door water/ice maker, dishwasher and a vented W/D. The kitchen accommodates both a galley work area and a partial half wall open to the entertaining space. The piece de la resistance is a charming exposed brick bar created from an original fireplace hearth.
A separate dining area accommodates a large table, seating for four and is open to the living room and kitchen.
The gracious entry hallway leads to a very generous Master Bedroom with wall of custom designed closets and an exotic windowed bathroom with a floor to ceiling glass-encased shower.
The Del Monte, was built in 1892 and converted to cooperative ownership in 1985. Originally designed as a seven story building in the Renaissance/Romanesque Revival Style by architect Gilbert Schellinger, it is an intimate boutique cooperative currently consisting of 50 units. There are a number of combined homes and a desire for the ability to create combinations to replicate the original grandeur of these quintessential residences.
The magnificent lobby and hallways underwent a recent restoration staying quite true to the original design. The extra wide windowed hallways allow for light and fresh air.
The building is located on the southwest corner of tree-lined West 75th Street and Columbus Avenue in the epicenter of the vibrant Upper West Side. It is an elevator building with video security, live-in super, porter, bike room and laundry room. There is some additional storage; however, there is a small waiting list. Pets, pied-a-terre and guarantors considered on a case-by-case basis.
The coveted location is in close proximity to Central and Riverside Parks, Museum of Natural History, Beacon Theater and Lincoln Center. Renowned food centers include Fairway, Citarella, Trader Joes and the Sunday Farmer's Market on Columbus Avenue. There is an abundance of boutiques, restaurants and shops on Columbus, Amsterdam and Broadway.