A unique opportunity to become the next steward of an exceptional architectural masterpiece of superb scale, light and outlook, offered in triple mint, turn-key condition. Located on the most desirable block of the Central Park West Historic District, overlooking a row of 18 Neo-Georgian mansions the house was designed in 1889 by Thom & Wilson in the Queen Anne and Neo-Renaissance styles. Since that time 37 West 74th Street has been fortunate to survive as a single family residence, rich in original interior and exterior architectural detail, boasting magnificent woodwork and a spectacular skylight.
The impressive interiors include a gracious entry and stair hall leading to an enfilade of elegant reception rooms, with ceilings rising to 13 feet, 6 inches. In addition to the Living Room, Dining Room, Library and Sitting Room, there are 6 Bedrooms, 6.5 Bathrooms, a landscaped Terrace and 7 wood-burning fireplaces. An Eat-In-Chef's Kitchen and a glorious 22 foot high double-height Atrium overlook a lush, landscaped garden. The mature garden, fully irrigated, boasts mature hydrangeas, a crepe myrtle tree and includes a built-in Thermador grill and firewood storage. The Kitchen features a handsome oak island and oak cabinetry, a pair of full size Sub-Zero refrigerators, a full size Sub-Zero freezer, vented Thermador appliances. A full Laundry and 3 Storage Rooms complete this special home.
The townhouse is distinguished by the superb restoration and meticulous maintenance of its marvelous mahogany, sycamore, cherry and oak detail, throughout. Recently renovated utilizing a state-of-the-art security system, 5-zone central air conditioning, a water filtration system, a 3-story elevator, all new windows, and fine decorative finishes. Interior square footage of 6,576, with an additional 1,450 on the lower level, and an exterior square footage of 900.
37 West 74th Street represents a perfect marriage of rich 19th century detail and every luxury of the present day.
Note the first three images have been virtually staged.
Courtesy of Sotheby's International Realty, Inc.
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