This is truly a real estate unicorn; a condo duplex in a limestone townhouse with an ~440 square foot landscaped private garden on one of the most beautiful Park Blocks on the Upper West Side, just steps from Central Park. This rare townhouse condo welcomes pied-a-terres, international and corporate buyers, and parents buying for adult children, including students.
You can probably count on one hand the number of condo townhouses and brownstones located in the prime Park Blocks of the Upper West Side between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue; most of them are coops with purchasing and ownership restrictions. A condo in a limestone townhouse is therefore a very rare jewel indeed!
From the moment you enter the decorative glass and wrought iron front doors of this stately townhouse, it feels like you're entering a single family home from a bygone era. When you open the door to this special home, located in the back of the parlor floor level, you are immediately greeted by the light and views of your landscaped private garden through floor-to-ceiling windows in the living/dining area, which features 10 foot +/- ceilings.
In the back of this grand level is a sizable renovated and windowed kitchen featuring plentiful cabinetry and countertop space, stainless appliances, a double sink and an in-unit Miele washer and dryer, one of the most highly coveted features and "must haves" in Manhattan apartments today. There is also a full marble bath on this level.
The windowed bedroom with new hardwood floors is located on the lower level of the duplex and is large enough to easily accommodate a king-sized bed, with room to set up a work from home office area. The ensuite windowed full bath features both a tub and a stand-alone shower. The duplex is cooled by central air conditioning; heat is provided by the building via hot water running through baseboards and radiators.
The formal private garden is approximately 440+/- square feet and is a real show-stopper, unlike any garden you've ever seen in Manhattan. It is landscaped with lush greenery and colorful flowers in raised formal flower beds on each side which are accentuated by planted urns atop pedestals. This section of the garden leads to a welcoming sitting area under an architecturally beautiful gazebo with ornate Roman columns. The garden also features a striking copper clad statue of a merman by the renowned artist G. Augustine Lynas.
This 3-unit condo townhouse provides you with the privacy and luxury of townhouse living, but with shared operating expenses. It is pet-friendly, pied-a-terres are permitted, and because it's a condo, it offers unlimited subletting. This garden unit could be combined with Unit 3, which is also currently on the market, to create a triplex with a private garden.
West 85th Street is one of the most beautiful tree-lined townhouse blocks on the Upper West Side between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue, with Central Park just a few doors away. The prime location of this home provides easy access to some of the best restaurants and boutique shops on the Upper West Side. The Museum of Natural History is just 4 short blocks away. Several transportation options are nearby; the B and C trains are just around the corner, and the 1 train is just 3 blocks away. There is also a CitiBike station at the corner on Central Park West.
If this would be your primary residence, the real estate taxes would be approximately $1,085 with the condo tax abatement.