Serene, sophisticated and sunny come to mind when describing 15 West 89th Street, a 5 story, 19' wide airy, modern masterpiece with a large landscaped garden and terrace. This stately, one of a kind brownstone is architecturally distinguished by the open stairwell and 4 story atrium, punctuated by a 14'X 5' skylight, saturating every floor with natural light. Situated off Central Park West on tree-lined 89th Street, amongst numerous schools, restaurants and markets, this house must be seen to be fully appreciated. Every room is light-filled with wonderful proportions and high ceilings. There is 3 zone central air-conditioning, Australian hardwood floors, and updated mechanicals.
This turn of the century home underwent a clever renovation and is configured as an approximately 4,690 square foot, 4 story home with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths plus 2 powder rooms and a 1,240 square foot 1 bedroom/1.5 bath garden apartment; this space is easily incorporated to the main house or left as a separate income producing apartment or guest/nanny suite. A myriad of options are possible!
PARLOUR FLOOR: Arrive to the vast and impressive parlour floor via a vestibule which opens to a gracious entryway, showcasing a beautiful curved wall clad in attractive light wood paneling, a design element that continues on the 2nd floor. Just inside the foyer and discreetly tucked away is a sizable south-facing office/den with a wall of closets. A sprawling and expansive 2nd living room and game area comfortably accommodates a grand piano, full size pool table and substantial seating area anchored by a wood burning fireplace with stone surround and mantle. Modern double doors with transom above open to an outdoor landing providing access to the 400 sq ft, lush garden with mature plantings. The parlour floor also has a windowed powder room and a windowed wet bar with a full height wine refrigerator, SubZero beverage fridge, dishwasher, ice maker, and ample storage. This floor has 11'2' ceilings.
SECOND FLOOR: The elegant living room, with wood burning fireplace, spans the width of the house and has a charming south-facing triple bay window overlooking the trees on West 89th Street. It seamlessly connects to the formal dining room via an open walkway around the atrium. The gracious formal dining room has an extra-wide north-facing window overlooking the garden and the chic and efficient kitchen is just behind it. The kitchen has stainless appliances including a Subzero fridge, Bosch dishwasher, 6 burner vented Viking stove, Soapstone counters, stainless backsplash and a lovely west facing arched window in addition to a north-facing window. This floor has 10'3 ceilings.
THIRD FLOOR: The north-facing principal suite has a 9' x 12' terrace surrounded by attractive lattice, providing a private outdoor space. An en-suite bath with dual sinks, walk-in shower and soaking tub connects to the substantial dressing room. On the opposite end of this floor is a sunny bedroom with 3 south-facing windows. This lovely room has a renovated en-suite bath and 3 deep closets. This floor has 10'6'' ceilings.
Drenched in light, the top floor houses 2 generously proportioned bedrooms on either end, a big laundry room with storage, 4 deep closets and a spacious full bath with dual sinks and vanity. The south-facing bedroom has 3 charming arched windows beautifully framing the tree tops, a wall of custom closets and built-in desk with storage. The large north facing bedroom has a walk-in closet and oversized windows overlooking the garden. This floor has 9'10' ceilings.
A wrought iron gate opens onto the charming planted courtyard leading to the front entrance of the garden apartment. Enter the large living/dining area with double doors to the garden and a kitchen with garden access. A closet lined hallway with a full bath, leads to the bedroom which has an en-suite half bath and a pretty southern view of the plantings in the entry courtyard. This floor is easily divided into a guest or nanny room and separate studio apartment off the garden. This floor has 8'6' ceilings.
This approximately 1,240 sq ft. space, with concrete floors, houses mechanicals and provides an enormous amount of storage.
Note: The order of the photos follows the main house from parlour to 4th floor, then the garden apartment.