The extraordinary 2010 restoration of this flamboyant period house into a dramatic contemporary single family home makes this 22' wide Riverside Drive beauty a must see. Almost 8,000 sq. ft. featuring 10 mansion size rooms, 5, 6 or 7 bedrooms, two full cooks kitchens, 7 wood-burning fireplaces, hi-speed Otis elevator, garden, 4 terraces. There is a flow and dimension to this house rarely seen, even in houses twice the price. The fabulous natural light alone is worth the visit! Plaster walls, 7 zones of HVAC, central vacuum system, a breathtaking oak central atrium stairway. Nearby are Riverside Park, Calhoun School, Fairway, Citarella, Zabars and Lincoln Center. LAYOUT: Garden Floor: Two bedrooms and two full baths here with direct garden access. First of 2 laundry rooms is here as well. An under the stoop entrance provides additional access and below this floor is a cavernous cellar where the mechanicals are located. Parlor Floor and Third Floor: From the ornate carved entrance stoop, imposing iron double doors bespeak privacy but the broad open vestibule beyond says a perfect restoration has taken place. These two floors are an entertainer's dream with reception room flowing into baronial great room, 21' x 27', living room 21' x 19' and dining room. The garden becomes part of this entertaining world through double French glass doors off the great room. Two top-of-the-line kitchens feature granite countertops, stone floors, Viking and Subzero appliances. The stately dining room features a bay window, a magnificent French crystal chandelier, and wood-burning fireplace. The living room has a French crystal chandelier, ornately carved mantle over a wood-burning fireplace and a south-facing bay window with a lovely nook for Hudson River watching. Fourth Floor: The master suite includes 20' x 20' bedroom, a terrace, wood burning fireplace , luxurious master bath with separate tub and glass enclosed steam shower. A second bedroom 20' x 16' on this floor also with fireplace, en suite bath and Juliet balcony over the house's front turret. Fifth Floor: On the top floor, two more bedrooms 20' x20' and 20' x14', one bath. The front bedroom has a terrace with stone balustrade and views to Riverside Park. The second laundry room is on this floor. Penthouse: The palatial central stairs continue to the penthouse level. Here are terraces and an outdoor hot tub. The views of the Hudson River are a rare feature for a townhouse.