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31 West 89th Street - $14,995,000

New Central Park Block Single-Family

31 West 89th Street is an exceptionally renovated 20-foot wide single-family brownstone nestled on a picturesque Central Park block. This unparalleled residence affords approximately 8,000 square feet of meticulously renovated indoor space, with an additional approximately 1,500 square feet of outdoor space throughout the garden, roof deck and terrace. A commercial-grade elevator swiftly serves all levels, from the finished basement to the spectacular roof deck, which offers stunning open views of Central Park and the Reservoir.

Wonderfully located less than half a block from Central Park, this outstanding home boasts soaring ceilings reaching nearly 14 feet high, grand windows, and a bow-front, which allows for exceptional light and air. An integrated Savant smart-home system controls the lighting, audio/visual, heating/cooling, shades, alarm and surveillance throughout the residence. The home features radiant floor heating throughout all rooms and bathrooms, humidification controls, a 16-zone Mitsubishi HVAC system, and a central vacuum cleaner. Additional features include a radiant snow-melt system beneath the paved garden, front areaway and stoop, as well as quarter sawn white oak flooring, two laundry facilities, and three working fireplaces.

31 West 89th Street is a Renaissance Revival-style townhouse built in 1894-1895 by one of the most prolific designers commissioned in the Upper West Side/Central Park West Historical district, Gilbert A. Schellenger. The townhouse was part of an original row of eleven homes.

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BASEMENT

The fully-finished basement consists of a large recreation room, beautifully crafted temperature-controlled wine cellar, laundry room, powder room, storage, and home mechanicals. A custom-built, inlaid entertainment unit and bookshelves line the spacious recreation room. This area affords the flexibility for use as a media room or gym. The home's elevator serves this floor to all levels, and the media/control equipment closet and central vacuum system unit are located on this floor.

GARDEN FLOOR

The Garden Floor features a grand, eat-in chef's kitchen which receives abundant sunlight through steel-paned bi-fold doors incorporated within a full wall of windows. The doors allow the space to be opened to the tranquil garden for both indoor and outdoor dining. The chef's kitchen is replete with Gaggenau appliances, Varenna Poliform cabinetry and hood imported from Italy, and a Corian center island with an integrated sink and Dornbracht fixtures. The adjacent landscaped garden provides a unique urban oasis, with plants and mature trees receiving direct sunlight throughout the day. This level also features a powder room, and a separate guest bedroom, with an en-suite bath and access to the home's second entrance, located underneath the stoop.

PARLOR FLOOR

Ascend the magnificent L-shaped stoop and enter the main entry double-doors of the stunning Parlor Floor, with soaring 12-foot ceilings, and elegant fireplaces gracing both the living and dining rooms. The grand living room receives abundant South light through large windows, and the dining room at the rear of the home overlooks the garden below through three sets of French doors.

This level is ideal for entertaining, with an elegant wet bar, closet system by Snaidero of Italy, temperature-controlled wine storage with display, and a discreet powder room. The wet bar on this floor is replete with Varenna Poliform cabinetry and a Sub-Zero beverage cooler.

THIRD FLOOR

The Third Floor comprises the home's private full-floor master suite, which features a gracious rear-facing master bedroom with an en-suite powder room and full wet bar, luxurious master bath, and enormous dressing room. This level enjoys ceiling heights reaching approximately 11 feet.The regal master bedroom is graced with a stately fireplace mantel and overlooks the home's private garden through three sets of French doors. The sizable walk-through dressing room showcases imported Italian Poliform cabinetry, which provides abundant storage. The luxurious master bath is well-appointed with a free-standing soaking tub, separate shower with rain head, body sprays and steam sauna, custom Bianco Dolomiti dual-integrated sinks, Kallista fixtures, and a Duravit toilet. Both the master bath and powder room on this level are finished with Bianco Dolomiti marble, and the master bath enjoys brilliant South light and tree-top views through the home's bow-front.

FOURTH FLOOR

The Fourth Floor is comprised of two bedroom suites, each with abundant closets and en-suite baths. The grand rear bedroom is outfitted with a charming fireplace mantel, and overlooks the lower garden. There is a large five-fixture bath en-suite to this bedroom, and an additional walk-in closet, making this bedroom ideal for use as a guest master suite. The front bedroom enjoys exceptional sunlight and views.

FIFTH FLOOR

With ceiling heights soaring nearly 14 feet, the Fifth Floor consists of two additional well-proportioned suites, and the home's second washer/dryer. Ideal for use as either a bedroom or den, the rear room on this floor has access to a sunny terrace overlooking the private and surrounding townhouse gardens, plus affords a wonderful skylight, gas fireplace, en-suite bath, abundant closets, and a wet bar with under-cabinet wine storage. The front bedroom also has an en-suite bath with ample closets, and boasts beautiful tree-top views.

ROOF DECK

Accessed by either stairs or elevator, the breathtaking roof deck receives brilliant sunlight and enjoys open city views in all directions, and stunning views of Central Park and the Reservoir. The rooftop bar is outfitted with stainless steel cabinetry, a cocktail station, and an under-cabinet beverage center.

David E. Kornmeier
David E. Kornmeier
dkornmeier@bhsusa.com
212-588-5642   c: 917-494-4302
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Last updated: 11/17/2017
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Property Information

Type: Single Family
Rooms: 11.0
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 10.0
Outdoor space: Garden
Woodburning fireplaces: 1

Building Information

Air conditioning: Central Air
Delivered Vacant: Yes
Elevator: Yes
Garden: Yes
Roof Garden: Yes
Basement: Yes