Grand proportions and lovely prewar details abound in this sprawling three-bedroom, two-bathroom residence in a historic Upper West Side cooperative.
Spanning approximately 2,120 square feet, this 1920s residence is filled with fantastic updates and abundant prewar charm, including soaring ceilings, original hardwood floors, glass doors and handsome millwork. Flanked by convenient closets, the gracious gallery entry provides an ideal flow for entertaining. To the right, a sizeable living room looks out over West End Avenue, and to the left, a stunning designer kitchen is filled with custom cabinetry, granite countertops, a Viking range with six gas burners and two ovens, a Sub-Zero refrigerator and Bosch dishwasher. A convenient pass-through opens to the adjacent dining room which is smartly equipped with matching buffet cabinetry housing a wine refrigerator, extra freezer and in-unit Bosh washer-dryer.
This home's well-planned layout places three large bedrooms in a private wing, each separated for optimal privacy and tranquility. The exceptional master suite includes a western exposure, two large closets and a lovely dressing area with built-in cabinetry. The en suite master bathroom features an original cast-iron bathtub and separate shower stall. Two more bedrooms, facing east and west, include large closets of their own and easy access to the second full bathroom. This spacious layout could easily accommodate the addition of a fourth bedroom, and this home is conveyed with a large basement storage enclosure.
Built in 1928, 685 West End Avenue is a stately buff-brick building with stunning Neo-Renaissance and Gothic influences. Today's residents of the pet-friendly, established cooperative enjoy 24-hour doorman service, live-in superintendent, storage, bike room, and a landscaped communal roof deck with breathtaking Hudson River views. Pieds-à-terres and 75 percent financing permitted.
Beautifully positioned within the Riverside-West End Historic District, this gorgeous Upper West Side enclave calls to mind the style and elegance of a bygone era. Leafy Riverside Park and the Hudson River Greenway are at the end of the block, and Central Park is just four blocks east. The renowned dining, nightlife and gourmet shopping of the Upper West Side run along Broadway, and the nearby Columbus Square shopping center features a Whole Foods, Michaels, HomeGoods and more. Access to transportation is excellent with 1/2/3, B and C trains and abundant bus service all nearby.