This prime Central Park block single family ELEVATOR townhouse at 51 West 73rd Street is a rare opportunity to rent one of the few Queen Anne houses in NYC. Built in 1885 by Henry J. Hardenbergh, the historic architect of the DAKOTA, one's experience begins upon the approach to the 7,000 sf mansion on a historical tree lined street. The impressive stoop leads you to a magnificent entry, and gorgeous gallery with powder room, an adorned mahogany staircase and impressive thresholds that open to glorious entertaining rooms. Bright and voluminous, the parlor floor hosts a windowed formal dining room and parlor, both with fireplaces, soaring ceilings and dramatic chandeliers. An air of history and elegance are sensed immediately and yet these rooms are airy and bright with garden and tree lined views. Over sized windows afford beautiful light throughout the day making perfect spaces for entertaining and relaxing. Both a center and rear staircase take you to the garden level where one accesses a stunning garden and patio featuring outdoor seating and lovely plantings. Enjoy preparing meals in the huge eat in chef's kitchen with 6 burner range, sub zero refrigerator, ample counter space, an abundance of storage and a half bath. The first of 7 bedrooms is found on this ground level and is perfect as a staff room, home gym or guest suite and offering a private street level entrance, if preferred. A large basement houses tremendous storage space, full laundry facilities and a generous wine cellar. The entire third floor comprises a fantastic master suite with with beautiful detail, 2 fireplaces, double sized master bath and study, dressing salon/sitting room. You will not find a residence with larger bedrooms than at 51 West 73rd Street. Three additional over sized bedroom chambers are found on the 4th and 5th floors, all with updated en suite baths and excellent closet space. A den and two smaller bedrooms on the fifth floor complete the total of 7 bedrooms, 6 full baths and two half baths. This home's extraordinary location on the Upper West Side could not be more desirable. Culture abounds on this beautiful bucolic block with Central Park and Strawberry Fields nearby, as well as the spectacular Lincoln Center. Lots of fun can also be had strolling the shops, cafes and restaurants on Columbus Avenue, as well as shopping at Trader Joe's, Citarella and Fairway among your many other choices. Select 51 WEST 73rd Street as your home and truly immerse yourself in the sophisticated and yet comfortable Upper West Side lifestyle. Life doesn't get better!