If you are looking for the finest townhome on the market right now on the entire UWS then this is it!
Discover the perfect combination of historic restoration and contemporary inspiration in this incredibly rare, meticulously renovated and brand new 21-foot-wide limestone mansion on historic West End Avenue. With rare Eastern and Western Exposures and built on an extra deep 107' lot with expansive interiors and multiple outdoor spaces, the light-filled and flawlessly turnkey 8 floor residence stands ready to serve as a distinguished generational home for the centuries to come.
Arrive at this beautiful townhouse via a traditional high stoop and grand arched entry doors to discover the exquisite, sun-splashed parlor level. Rift and quarter-sawn white oak chevron floors and soaring 11-foot-tall ceilings usher you into the sitting room where a stately fireplace boasts a carefully restored mantelpiece. Tall east-facing bay windows and an ornate chandelier hanging from a plaster medallion provide golden illumination.
Ahead, the formal dining room invites lavish dinners surrounded by a fireplace, paneled wainscoting and built-in cabinetry. Here, modern light fixtures provide a chic contrast to original architectural details, and a concealed balcony looks down to the jaw-dropping breakfast room conservatory below. A wide hallway provides a gracious flow for entertaining while housing a lovely powder room and extra-large walk-in closet.
The garden level is sure to become a favorite gathering spot thanks to its warm gray marble flooring, bay windows and contemporary lighting. Enjoy movie nights in the spacious media room while the well-stocked wet bar with a built-in beverage center and refrigerator keeps refreshments and snacks close at hand. Designers and chefs will adore the masterful gourmet kitchen filled with buoyant western sunlight and hand-painted and lacquered custom cabinetry. Pietro Cardosa countertops and a massive center island made of treated mahogany provide plenty of prep space. The army of upscale appliances includes two Sub-Zero refrigerators and a 46-bottle wine refrigerator; a six-burner cooktop with an infrared griddle, double wall ovens and a built-in microwave by Wolf; a top of the line integrated dishwasher and Fisher & Paykel dishwasher drawers; and a Scotsman ice machine. An adjacent auxiliary room adds a second full refrigerator, more prep space, a full suburban style washer-dryer, a slop sink, and abundant pantry space and cabinet storage.
At the far end of the kitchen is one of the many incredible highlights of the home, as a double height solarium with Casablanca limestone floors is designed to enhance everyday living. With light pouring in all day long this room is perfect for breakfast, a quick lunch or just lounging in while encircled by walls of windows and topped by a work-of-art, four-arm chandelier. Step outside to discover the verdant, fully irrigated rear garden featuring new fencing, a lush lawn and a magical cherry tree. The travertine terrace makes dining al fresco irresistible.
As you ascend the restored central staircase, you first find the full-floor owner's suite of your dreams. Flooded with natural light, the over-sized bedroom offers a wall of custom white oak cabinetry with French linen panels and custom brass hardware. Step into the treetop study where three floor-to-ceiling windows provide panoramic garden views. The owner's en-suite bathroom is a masterpiece of design where Gorbon handmade hexagonal and square tiles run floor to ceiling. A freestanding gorgeous soaking tub accompanies a remarkable atrium-inspired double walk-in rain shower and water closet. Separate vanities are flanked by custom cabinetry, and brass Waterworks fixtures underscore the grandeur of the space. The entire front of the level is devoted to a decadent dressing room surrounded by custom white oak closets and window seats and anchored by two large packing islands.
On the ingeniously planned third floor, two spacious secondary bedrooms one with a private terrace offer walk-in closets that open to a spacious Jack-and-Jill bathroom. A third also spacious bedroom is positioned near a hall bathroom, and a second laundry room makes laundry day a breeze. Currently configured as an expansive media, workout and entertaining space with abundant closets, the fourth floor could easily be configured with up to three additional bedrooms or whatever your needs require.
Above, enjoy two levels of world-class entertaining space beginning with the magnificent skylit penthouse lounge beautifully equipped with a powder room and a wet bar with refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher drawers. Two large travertine-paved terraces flank this bright salon. On the stunning roof deck above, jaw-dropping views stretch over the river alongside a warm fire pit. Imagine nights spent basking in glorious golden sunsets from this unrivaled perch.
A full-length basement white boxed with aggregate square footage is ready to accommodate storage, a vast wine cellar, hammam style pool level or whatever your imagination conjures. A fully multi-zoned climate system, all new mechanicals, security system, wired for sound and a central skylight down the staircase complete this incredible custom home.
Masterfully reimagined by architect Matthew Bremer and his team at Architecture in Formation , 347 West End Avenue was originally designed in 1891 by notable architects and builders Lamb & Rich, known for their prolific work throughout the West End -- Collegiate Historic District. Lamb & Rich developed the entire blockfront between 76th and 77th, which the Landmark Preservation Committee calls "some of the finest town house designs in the city." This glorious Eclectic Renaissance mansion includes delightful carved garlands and cherubs overlooking your arrival from the gorgeous, historic limestone facade. A bold gabled roof makes the home, and its twin at No. 349, the centerpiece of the magnificent streetscape.
From its position in the West 70s within the original confines of the West End Collegiate Historic District, this exceptional Upper West Side residence is surrounded by quaint tree-lined streets, breathtaking architecture and outdoor space. Riverside Park is a block away, and iconic Central Park is less than a half-mile east. You'll find the American Museum of Natural History close by along with Lincoln Center and world-class dining and shopping along Broadway, Amsterdam and Columbus. From Intermix, Lululemon to Zabar's and Citarella to Tessa, Momoya and Crave Fishbar you simply cannot beat the location and lifestyle that this home affords. Fully renovated and simply gorgeous this is the simply the finest home on the Upper Side on the market.