324 W 83rd Street Unit: GARDEN1/2R$2,900,000Sold

A Secret Garden By Riverside Park

Rare 4-5BR Duplexed Home w/Private Planted Garden

Big, Beautiful 'Townhouse' Within An Historic Elevator Building

There is a surprising pocket of paradise that lives on a beautiful tree-lined street just off of Riverside Park. With the functionality and form of a private townhouse, yet with the easy services of an elevator building, this intimately grand, South-facing 'house' defies expectations in all the best ways. From its delightfully duplexed interior, to its glorious private backyard, this memorable beauty will stir your soul and melt your heart and you'll never want to leave.

Running the entire width of this happy home's bright Southside, the big backyard garden is an al fresco dream come true with multiple seating and lounging areas, a grilling station, outdoor dining room, and more. Morning coffees under the foliage, playtime on the swing, naps in the hammock, and evening wine toasts and meals can all happen here. This is your unexpected stage for life's big celebrations and the day's quiet sweet moments. This is your pocket of paradise.

Inside, the love keeps coming. Plasterwork ceilings soar over 10-feet above, underfoot are wonderfully inlaid hardwood floors, and everywhere you look there is beauty, grace, style, and comfort. Downstairs, the living and dining rooms are opened up to provide you easy living and a dramatic expanse of four oversized windows all surrounded by preserved historical woodwork from the early Twentieth Century, and all looking down on the private garden. There is an electric fireplace, and there is a sitting room (5th bedroom, anyone?) that opens French-door-style off of the handsome living space expanding the room and the light. The eat-in, windowed cook's kitchen is renovated, pretty, and practical. With ample quartzite counters, and custom cabinetry galore, this culinary dream space boasts a suite of top-shelf appliances (by Wolf, Miele, and Subzero), five-star fixtures, and a bonus walk-in pantry. With a corner guest bedroom suite with a windowed bath (with claw-foot soaking tub), and with a bonus den/office served by its own half bath (ideal for washer/dryer installation), the delightful downstairs is the perfect mix of fine form and fabulous function.

Up the architecturally impressive straight stairway with its lovely coved plasterwork above you land on the upper level of this 'townhouse.' Here, there are a trio of peaceful, bright bedrooms, and a marble windowed bath with a step-in shower. The primary bedroom has treetop views through two big, South-facing windows, a decorative fireplace, and a large walk-in closet. Both of the other upstairs bedrooms offer this home's high coved ceilings and a relaxing vibe and are perfect for all of your growing needs.

Sweetly situated in its pet-friendly building with laundry/bike/storage rooms, and package/stroller parking room in the lobby (whose wall treatments are the handiwork of the White House painter, Marash Elezaji) this resplendent residence is supremely positioned one of NYC's most easy-to-live and easy-to-love neighborhoods. With Riverside Park right outside your front door (Hippo and River Run Playgrounds anyone?), and with every area cultural, dining, shopping, and fitness destination nearby (not to mention a plethora of easy transportation options), life here is easy, convenient, and fun.

Here is the standout residence for which you've been yearning a real 'house' with an easy-to-love and easy-to-live layout -- and a big, rare, private, backyard garden. A winsome home for all the right reasons, this feel-good find is surely a pocket of paradise Manhattan magic at its best.

FLIP TAX: 2% of Purchase Price Paid by Purchaser




Brian K.  Lewis

Brian K. Lewis

Features & Amenities


  • total bedrooms5
  • Total bathrooms3
  • Laundry room Common Area
  • other interior Features Dining Area, Entrance Foyer, Pantry

Area & Lot

  • Status Sold
  • Living Area Sq.Ft.
  • MLS® IDOLRS-1984432
  • TypeCo-Op
  • YEAR BUILT1905
  • Architecture StylesPrewar


  • other exterior FeaturesGarden


  • Sales Price$2,900,000
  • HOA Fees $3,066

Work With Brian

18 years being recognized as a top producer – one of NYC’s and America’s preeminent closers who has fun fulfilling the property dreams of clients. Earning this recognition every day continually bringing sales clients the best prices from the best buyers, and nimbly guiding buyers to their dream homes.