All of the joys of a townhouse with the convenience of an apartment co-op plus tons of outdoor space!
This sprawling approximately 3,200 square foot 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home feels like a private townhouse with a 300+ square foot private patio and additional balcony. The building is an architectural gem in the heart of the Upper West Side winning the Civic Architecture and Urban Design Award when the original 9 brownstone townhouses were combined into a single co-op building with private patios and common shared outdoor 'green space.' Located on 93rd street between Central Park West and Columbus, it's steps away from Central Park.
One enters this special home on the first floor and is welcomed by the inviting kitchen, overlooking the large patio. This private outdoor space opens directly onto an enormous, 4,000 square foot common garden a tranquil oasis in the middle of NYC. The eat-in kitchen can accommodate a large table (easily seating 8), which is located directly in front of a wood burning fireplace an absolute joy on winter evenings. Complete with a Thermador oven, Viking stove top, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Sharp convection oven, Bosch dishwasher and abundant storage, it's a chef's dream. There is even a powder room conveniently located on this level.
The staircase leading to the middle floor opens up to the spectacular living room and dining room with 10'9" foot high ceilings, a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the bucolic garden, hard-wood floors and another wood-burning fireplace. French doors flow into the dining room, complete with a 5'x8' walk-in butler's pantry closet. Uncommon for townhouse living, one can also access the middle and upper floors via the building elevator.
The hallway leads to a huge south facing bedroom/den (with extensive built-in storage), a charming brick-walled office with plentiful filing and shelf space, four closets (one enormous walk-in), and a bathroom conveniently located for both family and guest use.
On the upper floor are the remaining three bedrooms, one with its own private balcony. Each of the bedrooms offer a unique feature and are at minimum 12 feet wide at their smallest dimension. Two of the bedrooms have floor-to-ceiling windows. There is plenty of room to relax in the primary bedroom with comfortable chairs and another wood burning fireplace. The primary bedroom also has an en-suite bath with a separate tub and shower with dual shower heads, double sinks, and a walk-in closet. Another bathroom with a double vanity is conveniently located on this level as well as a laundry room and huge linen closet.
Lots of light, tons of closets, high ceilings, plenty of wall space for art, and move-in condition all add to make this a very special home.
31 West 93rd Street is the perfect blend of townhouse living within a co-op community with an on-site super and additional staff in the evening. The building's huge residents-only garden includes seating, table and chairs as well as a basketball hoop and play areas. There is also a gym, storage room, laundry room, bike room, and a kids' indoor play area with ping pong and pool table. Pets are welcome.
Ideal location less than half a block to Central Park's reservoir, playgrounds and tennis courts and 3 short blocks from the 1/2/3/B/C trains and the crosstown bus. Columbia Prep, Trinity, Trevor Day, Dwight, Stephen Gaynor, Calhoun, Rodeph Shalom schools are all nearby as well as Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Momofuku Milk Bar, Equinox and the soon-to-open Orange Theory.