Live on an iconic, tree-lined street embodying the ambiance of an expansive country mansion and urban oasis retreat at 137 West 77th Street. Very rarely does the opportunity arise to own a home of this caliber with its modern styling and visionary design. This immaculate townhouse boasts three beautifully landscaped outdoor spaces, seven bedrooms, and nine bathrooms amongst 7,500 square feet.
This 20-foot wide, historic townhouse has been completely re-designed by The Turett Collaborative to showcase original features using thoughtfully considered dynamic elements, on all five of its levels, which are complemented by a luxurious palette of materials that are expertly engineered, artfully crafted, and masterfully executed. Much of the architectural history was carefully restored during the renovation of this magnificent space, including every detail of the 1890’s bay-front brownstone façade.
One’s first impression is that of a full-height, five-story, sun-drenched atrium with a multi-story tall wall clad entirely in tulip poplar bark panels and stunning stair crafted by Prandoni Fabrication and Design, stretching from the basement to the underside of the roof, and features glass guardrails, wood treads and handrails. The panel-finished wall conceals the elevator that serves the entire residence.
The double-height great room forms the heart of the home and blends the kitchen and two-story living room, ideal for grand entertaining. The open chef’s kitchen is stylishly outfitted with a waterfall edge island and lustrous white cabinetry, backsplash, soffit and countertops. No stone left unturned, the kitchen is equipped with top-of-the-line appliances by SubZero and Wolf.
The free-flowing movement throughout the main entertaining level continues to the rear patio. A large, three-paneled glass and steel sliding doors connects the great room to the patio, creating a wide-open passage and allowing for a seamless indoor and outdoor lifestyle. A 12-foot-wide linear gas fireplace wraps around two corners, defining the living and dining room.
Rounding off the top floor of interiors, the master suite is complete with a wet bar/kitchenette, separate den with a fireplace and glass wall-enclosed sauna, a luxuriously-appointed master bathroom, an abundance of closet space, and an adjacent private terrace. Crowning the home is the roof terrace with space for dining, sun loungers, entertaining and activities.
Additional features of this one-of-a-kind home include five bedrooms with equally luxurious en-suite bathrooms, reclaimed wood floors, a two-story multi-media projection by artist Ira Levy, and an AMX system for complete home automation. All mechanical systems are of the highest efficiency, including a generator, and the exterior walls are tightly sealed against infiltration.
137 West 77th Street is situated on one of the most desirable blocks on the Upper West Side, moments away from Central Park, the Museum of Natural History, and countless shops, restaurants and multiple subway lines.