|141 West 81st Street – $6,300,000|
On May 27, 2011 this townhouse was featured in “The New York Observer”: View Article
Custom renovated in 2006, this Queen Anne Upper West Side townhouse offers five stories of contemporary luxury. Bold lines, a striking black and white palette, and plenty of natural light excite the eye. The elegant structure of this historic town home is used to architectural advantage – bow windows, cathedral ceilings, original beams and exposed brick are found throughout. Natural light and arresting geometry add interest to every room. The completely round kitchen is like nothing else in New York. The dramatic second floor includes a floating walkway open to the floor below. The outdoor spaces are as generous and modern as the rest of the property. The upper unit benefits from a duplex terrace/roof deck, while the lower unit’s custom landscaped garden includes not only a dining area and built-in barbecue but also an adorable miniature garden cottage. A keyed, windowed elevator makes each unit accessible.
You can easily reconfigure this Manhattan townhouse into your dream single-family home. Indeed, the current owner designed this luxury renovation to accommodate a seamless transition to a single-family. However, you may also prefer to live in the owner’s garden triplex/quadruplex and receive top-dollar rental income from the upper luxury duplex.