Brown Harris Stevens | Established 1837


37 West 88th Street - $12,500,000

21FT Trophy Brownstone Off CPW

Located on an exceptionally beautiful tree-lined block just off Central Park West, this spectacular 21' wide 5-story single-family brownstone encompasses approximately 8400 interior square feet including the finished basement and approximately 850 square feet of outdoor space. The gracious residence has been perfectly maintained and carefully restored, preserving the original late 19th century details. Soaring ceilings, raised doorframes, custom millwork, crown moldings, herringbone hardwood flooring and three wood burning fireplaces amplify grand-scaled rooms. Modern conveniences include an elevator accessible to all levels, central air conditioning zoned per floor, a central vacuum system, a gourmet chef's kitchen, and much more.

Designed by Gilbert A. Schellenger in the late 1890's, the residence exemplifies the Renaissance Revival with Romanesque features. Schellenger was renowned for his distinctive brownstones on the Upper West Side, which undoubtedly add to the architectural and historic character of the Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District. The handsome brownstone facade has a bow front window, ornate carvings and a wide box stoop.

Garden Level: Currently configured with two entrances off the main foyer. To the left is an office looking into the front courtyard and has a half bathroom adjacent; this could easily be transformed into a staff room with a full bathroom. Ahead of the foyer is the windowed chef's kitchen overlooking the rear blue-stoned and planted north facing garden. The kitchen has a wood-burning fireplace, center island with seating, separate dining area, ample storage and counter space, as well as top-of-the-line appliances. A main staircase in the foyer leads to the Parlor level, as does a back staircase off the kitchen. A second half bathroom completes this floor.

Parlor Floor: The main staircase leads to a central foyer, which also serves as the parlor level entrance from the front stoop. The entire floor has soaring 12' ceilings. Flowing off the landing is the south facing library, which has beautiful original woodwork and built-ins. Also on this floor is the 19'9" x 20'9" living room featuring a wood-burning fireplace, a tray ceiling, amazing original details and beautiful windows overlooking the garden. Discretely placed between both rooms, behind pocket doors, is a wet bar.

Third Floor: Currently configured as a master suite and secondary bedroom. The generous north facing master bedroom with a wood burning fireplace has a sitting room, dressing room and an oversized marble bathroom. The south facing secondary bedroom overlooks the tree-lined block and has an ensuite bathroom.

Fourth Floor: There are three bedrooms, and two full bathrooms, one of which is ensuite in the south facing bedroom. One of the northern bedrooms enjoys a private terrace.

Fifth Floor: Enhanced by a glass skylight, the top sun flooded floor has two enormous bedrooms, a Japanese style bathroom and very high ceilings.

Full Basement: There is also a full basement with 8'7" ceilings. The windowed space has its own entrance to the garden. The ample space is perfect to be transformed into a gym, playroom, media room or wine cellar.

The residence is ideally located near some of the city's finest schools, as well as outstanding shopping and dining options.


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Last updated: 2/18/2018
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Property Information

Type: Single Family
Rooms: 11.0
Bedrooms: 8
Bathrooms: 7.0
Woodburning fireplaces: 3

Building Information

Air conditioning: Central Air
Basement: Yes