CURATED RIVIERA CLASSIC.
Welcome to a spectacular top-of-the-line 7-room pre-war home on the highest floor of the Riviera Co-op, in the bucolic Aubudon Park Historic District of lower Washington Heights. Twelve windows exude brilliant southern light, with views overlooking the limestone clad Italian Renaissance-style Audubon Terrace Complex, Trinity Cemetery, downtown, the Hudson River and beyond.
The renovated 3-Bed/1.5-bath home melds rich historic character with contemporary utility to create an expansive yet intimate sanctuary in the Upper Upper West Side of Manhattan.
The sprawling layout offers a serene sense of place with optional bedroom configurations. Beautifully restored pre-war details include pristine oak paneling, crown and picture molding, 9'6' high ceilings and inlaid hardwood floors throughout. Enter through the foyer gallery to the living room, southeastern light and original solid doors with brass fittings. The formal dining room is ideally suited for entertaining.
The windowed Chef's Kitchen has a full complement of professional appliances and accoutrements:
- Custom designed Shaker cabinetry with clever touches for all sorts of accessories and kitchen tools, including pull-out chopping block, custom knife drawer, pantry storage racks
- Granite countertops everywhere you turn
- Deep porcelain farmhouse sink
- Viking range & grill with externally vented exhaust hood
- Subzero refrigerator
- Miele Incognito dishwasher
- Kenmore full-size clothes washer/dryer
Beyond the kitchen, a functional laundry room with Kenmore full-sized washer & dryers, and bath completes this well-planned layout, perfectly suited for a work-from-home environment. Originally a staff room, this can become an office or guest room.
The bedroom wing separates party exuberance from family repose, with three large, light-filled bedrooms with open views to the southwest, creating a lovely, quiet mood. The large windowed bath features an original soaking tub/shower and porcelain subway tiles. The 3rd bedroom is now a custom, book-lined office. Generous closets surprise you throughout including a walk-in cedar storage room in the butlers pantry off the dining room.
Built in 1911 in the striking Beaux-Arts style, The Riviera is an extraordinary masonry building by the architectural team of Rouse & Goldstone. Standing 13 stories between West 156th and 157th Streets, this full-service doorman building is pet-friendly, with 1st floor laundry, bike and storage rooms (extra). Attentive resident manager and staff. The co-op allows purchases by parents and co-purchases.
Audubon Park is a sought-after community cul-de-sac, well suited for today's varied lifestyles and neighborly values. Stroll along winding streets past grand pre-war buildings down Riverside Drive, then across the Denny Farrell Pedestrian Bridge at 151st Street (ADA-accessible) to Fort Washington Park and the Hudson River Greenway. Swim, skate, sport and relax at the Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park, a 28-acre state-of-the-art facility offering diverse recreational, athletic and arts experiences for all ages and interests. Shop 2 blocks away at Super Foodtown or dine at one of the many multi-cuisine outdoor restaurants along Broadway.
Convenient transportation includes one block to the 1 train at 157th, C train at 155th, and M4, M5 and BX6 buses on the Broadway corner. Quick auto access at 158th to the West Side Hwy. and George Washington Bridge, and across 155th St to Yankee Stadium and the Major Deegan Expwy. Zip car locations all around.
You'll also have easy access to the world-class NY Presbyterian/Columbia Medical Center and Columbia University's burgeoning Manhattanville campus. Engage in early Americana at the Morris-Jumel Mansion, Trinity Cemetery, Hispanic Society, Academy of Arts & Letters, Hamilton Grange, and other historic locations.
See"Audubon Park Perspectives" news, views and historic information about the Audubon Park Historic District by the Audubon Park Alliance.
Showings by appointment.
RARE. REFINED. RIVIERA.