Behind a historic facade, this $14M Upper West Side mansion is all about the 21st-century amenities
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In the heart of the Upper West Side among the coveted neighborhood’s historic townhomes and steps from Central Park, this newly-renovated mansion at 137 West 77th Street packs just about every modern perk into four stories (plus a rooftop terrace). Asking $13,995,000, the 7,000-square-foot 1890s home is semi-detached, with three exposures and fronted by a restored facade. Within, every convenience and comfort is present in the context of aesthetic perfection, from the private elevator, sauna, and spa to a full menu of home automation tools.
On the home’s parlor floor, light fills the space from every direction. A skylight turns the interior staircase into a column of light that reaches the garden level. The flooring throughout the home is reclaimed barn wood.
The garden floor kitchen is ready for duty with SubZero and Wolf appliances framed by sleek white cabinets, countertops, and backsplash, with poplar bark details providing texture. The adjacent dining area opens to a double-height great room.
A glass wall opens onto the patio, complete with an outdoor kitchen. Surrounding this open-air oasis is a wall of mature trees, providing privacy in the middle of Manhattan.
Walls paneled in poplar bark provide an organic accent to the home’s clean, contemporary interiors. The home’s west wall rises nearly 23 feet tall above a massive automatic fireplace; this space hosts a two-story projection art piece by lighting artist Ira Levy. An open formal living room, an office with an en-suite bath, and a powder room can also be found on the parlor floor.
The home’s staircase, built by Prandoni Fabrication and Design, features glass guardrails and wood steps. Opposite the stairs is a hydraulic elevator, which features a full wall of tulip poplar bark.
On the home’s fourth and highest floor is a sprawling primary suite. Included are a large ensuite bath lined in cream stone, a lounge/massage room with a fireplace, a wet room and bar, and a dry sauna. Capacious walk-in closets and a private terrace finish the floor.
The home is topped by a roof terrace with a sitting and kitchen area. Views of the Upper West Side surround the space.
On the third floor are two additional bedroom suites. A den/playroom and a laundry closet are on this level as well. A finished basement provides additional storage, a full laundry room, a gym or recreation room, and a full bath as well as the home’s mechanicals.
This Manhattan manse is uniquely equipped for ease and enjoyment of daily living: Triple-pane windows reduce noise from the outside. Radiant heated floors warm the space in winter; there’s even a heated rooftop to melt the snow. Each floor is zoned separately for heating and cooling; the building boasts ultra-high energy efficiency insulation.
An AMX system controls home automation, including lights, sound, TV, A/V, and motorized shades. Additional systems include on-demand hot water, in-house water filtration, a leak protection system with automatic shutoff, a central alarm and security camera system, an Intellitec system with cellular backup, and a fiber internet feed.
[Listing details: 137 West 77th Street at CityRealty]
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