25’-Wide Neo-Georgian Mansion
305 West 71st Street
Can Be Delivered Vacant
Between West End Avenue and Riverside Boulevard
25’ x 102’ Built 64’ deep
As featured in The New York Times
Convert this extra-wide neo-Georgian mansion to the single-family home of your dreams, or move into the luxurious owner’s unit and collect rental income! High ceilings and majestic sweeping space, rare for a townhouse, define this secluded home. Located a short walk from Lincoln Center, this cul-de-sac block provides privacy as well as the advantages of a side street populated with turn-of-the-century townhouses.
This brick-front town house is rife with elegant, Renaissance-inspired ornamentation such as wrought iron balconets at the parlor level, stone keystones, ornate stone pediments above the third-story windows, and brick banding at the top story. The current owners occupy the luxurious two-story duplex consisting of the parlour floor and third floor, while using the garden floor as a business office. An alternative to making a single-family mansion would be to rejoin the garden floor with the other two floors for a triplex, or expand into the high-ceilinged basement for an owner’s quadruplex.
The current owner is midway through an approval process to expand the first couple levels and add even more square footage to the rear. The progress already made on this time-consuming approval sequence will be an advantage for future renovation planning.
Designed by George Keister, an architect famous for such New York landmarks as the Apollo Theater, the Beaux-Arts style Belasco Theater, and the American Airlines Theater (Roundabout). He also designed the McAlpin-Miller House, which was purchased by the Carnegie family and is now part of the Cooper-Hewitt National Museum of Design.
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