Located on a quintessential treed townhouse block moments from Central Park and the Museum of Natural History, this sunny and quiet parlor and garden level two bedroom & home office (or nursey) / two bathroom duplex home w/gorgeous private rear garden resides at 118 West 81st Street, a beautiful brownstone coop located in the heart of the Upper West side. Features of this wonderful apt include a living room with south garden views, 11' ceilings, restored wainscoting & original oak door and window trim, custom white washed exposed brick, decorative wood carved FP mantle w/original royal blue tiling, & an open renovated kitchen w/wood & glass cabinetry & granite countertop seating. A fully renovated bathroom w/Kohler and Duravit fixtures, custom shower w/deep curb, and a garden facing bedroom complete the living space on the parlor floor. A spacious and substantial staircase leads you to the garden level of this home where you will find the primary bedroom suite. This level offers a tranquil bedroom w/built-in cabinetry and a separate sitting area, serene and sunny garden views, recessed lighting, white washed exposed brick, a large primary bathroom w/custom glass topped vanity, glass enclosed oversized shower, & a heated towel bar, and an adjacent separate large home office (or nursery). From this room, a glass door leads to your own sun filled private backyard oasis offering a balcony, separate living and dining areas, slate pavers, and a storage shed. BLD: Laundry in basement, bike storage, pets and pied-a-terres are welcome. Best WS location, near grocery shopping (Fairway, Citarella, Trader Joes, Whole Foods & Columbus Ave Greenmarket, cultural offering (Museum of Natural History, Hayden Planetarium, JCC), many restaurants, shopping and transportation options.