Bring Your Sunglasses. Spectacular high floor sunny and pin-drop-quiet 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home with open southern exposures in a premier pre-war West Side cooperative in the heart of the Upper West Side.
For the first time in many years a high floor A-line at 215 West 78th Street in excellent condition has come to market. This spacious prewar home has seven large south-facing windows, and two additional exposures, boasting many beautiful architectural details such as bay windows, French doors, 9'2" beamed ceilings, hard-wood doors, cedar closet, and original quarter-sawn tiger-oak herringbone floors.
The expansive south-facing living and dining area spans over 34 feet, is perfect for grand living and entertaining, and is framed by impressive bay windows.
The chef's kitchen has a large westward window, a full-sized vented and gas powered washer and dryer, professional Viking range, Viking microwave, extra-large Subzero refrigerator, glass backsplash, under-counter lighting, deep stainless steel sink, copious European white lacquer and stainless steel cabinetry, ample quartz counters, Bosch dishwasher, whirlpool wine fridge, and granite flooring.
Bright and cheery even on a cloudy day, the grand prewar layout allows for excellent separation of the bedroom wing, with the south-facing principal bedroom suite at the opposite end of the home for maximum privacy, with double closets, bay windows and en-suite windowed bathroom with glass-enclosed rain shower, frosted European glass tile-work, recessed toiletry shelf, and Toto commode.
The spacious south-facing second bedroom fits two sets of bunk beds and comprises a walk-in-closet.
The third west-facing bedroom has two windows and can be used for a guest room, office, proper bedroom, or combination, and currently opens to the living space with French doors but can be flipped to open from the bedroom wing hall.
The clean white-tiled second bathroom is also windowed, with Zuma deep soaking tub, and Toto commode.
215 Owners Corp. is a pet-friendly, established boutique ornate limestone apartment house with approximately 38 homes, an impressive marble lobby, with only 4 homes per landing, erected in 1926 by Schwartz and Gross, premier architects of the era. Nestled between Central Park and Riverside Park, close to The American Museum of Natural History, The NY Historical Society, Children's Museum of Manhattan, this coop is physically and financially strong and established as evidenced by the low maintenance. Incorporated in 1979, with 10 floors, amenities include a tranquil courtyard garden, common storage, bike storage, and package room. Zoned for PS 87 school district, situated on one of the prettiest and most quiet Linden-tree-lined townhouse blocks on the West Side, yet only half a block from all that Broadway and Amsterdam have to offer including the 1 train, M79 cross town, M104, M7 and M11 buses, Zabar's, Citarella, Fairway and Trader Joe's. A reasonable and impeccably run coop allowing 75% financing and lovingly cared for by long time live-in resident Manager and full-time Porter. Co-purchase and guarantee permitted, sorry no pied a terre.