Renovated 7 In The Heart Of The UWS
Sunny and elegant gigantic seven-room pre-war home with soaring 10' ceilings, tremendous light, situated only half a block from Riverside Park. There are two homes per floor with an immediate sense of privacy as you enter off of your semi-private elevator landing into the large and gracious formal entry foyer with custom wallpaper, coat closet, and original parquet flooring. The bright and spacious living space is extremely quiet with treetop views and various pre-war details throughout including an original decorative fireplace mantle, high ceilings, skim coated walls, crown moldings, baseboard moldings, and quarter-sawn solid oak herringbone floors. The south-facing formal dining room flows seamlessly off the living space, perfect for entertaining, and has three separate entrances making it feel especially open and airy. There is through the wall air conditioning and built-in speakers throughout this home.
The oversized west-facing windowed chef's kitchen has a separate dining area with a built-in banquette and there is an immense amount of hard-wood soft-close cabinetry and marble counter space throughout. All appliances are top-of-the line including a double door stainless steel subzero refrigerator, professional six-burner Thermador stainless steel range, Thermador double ovens, and Sharp microwave drawer, Thermador dishwasher, deep Franke apron sink with separate hot and cold filtered nozzles, and a Broan Elite hood. The original staff room was closed off in order to create a large pantry area and maximize counter and cabinetry space.
The gracious original prewar layout allows for a completely private bedroom wing, with massive corridor perfect for displaying art and housing a washer and dryer. The south-facing primary bedroom is 15' x 15' with its own walk-in closet and an en-suite windowed bathroom. There are two additional west-facing bedrooms, each with their own closet, as well as another bedroom, library, guest room or office off of the foyer with a full-sized Murphy bed and capacious built-in storage. There is a separate full-sized marble bath off of that room, easily accessible off the foyer.
The Royal Summit is a full-service cooperative built in 1915 by the well-known architectural firm of Mulliken and Moeller and incorporated in 1981, boasting one of the most stunning and ornate lobbies in the City. The 67 unit cooperative is housed in two small, identical and adjoining buildings (310 and 320 W 86). 320 West 86th comprises 27 units for maximum privacy and intimacy. The The Royal Summit is pet friendly, has a 24-hour doorman, live-in superintendent, various porters and staff, storage, a bike room, and central laundry facilities in the basement. There is also a beautifully designed and fully furnished resident's garden in the back of the building.
Right next to Riverside Park on a landmarked double-wide block with no City bus traffic, this home is close to all of the best dining, shopping, and entertainment. The Hudson River Waterfront Greenway is at your doorstep with dog runs, jogging and biking trails. Nearby transportation includes the 1, C, B subways and various buses including the 86th Street crosstown. Even though this particularly handsome block is so quiet and serene, you are only 1 block to the 1 train and the 86th Street crosstown bus and all the conveniences Broadway has to offer.