BEAUTY - TRUTH - LOVE
CHICLY RESTORED CLASSIC SIX ROOM HOME
CURRENTLY 3 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS + FULL LAUNDRY ROOM (In Place of Former 3rd Full Bath)
There is renovation, and then there is next-level restoration and rejuvenation. The latter is a more artful, soulful approach that brings forward the most elegant, core qualities of a home allowing the innate beauty of a space to shine more brightly. To bring an historical home a contemporary relevance while honoring and dignifying its true inner beauty calls for more than just time and money it requires dedication, passion and a great sense of design.
The rebirth of this special residence celebrates the best of its 1912 origins, while incorporating 21st Century touches that give this grand home a stunning new life. The ceilings still soar at nearly 10 feet yet underfoot are new, solid oak parquet floors with a handsome inlay. The layout still honors the very smart 1912 plan (with its keen attention to light and air flow) but the new plumbing and electrical systems are now up to date. The original plasterwork and millwork have been masterfully restored, yet there is now a chic design coursing throughout this timeless home.
Perfectly positioned in its famously striking West End Avenue building, this mint, move-right-in residence warmly greets you with its a gracious foyer and gallery hall with perfectly-scaled rooms unfolding effortlessly. Through classic French doors, the large living room flows flawlessly into the big, dramatic dining room with its beamed ceilings and wonderfully paneled walls of mahogany and cherry. These big rooms elegantly serve large-scale entertaining, and more intimate gatherings.
The kitchen of your dreams is a fabulous design marriage of form and function. This eat-in, windowed, design marvel comfortably seats 3 at its big, wide marble counter and beautifully spoils any chef with its suite of Bosch appliances. There are two ovens (a steam oven and a full-size convection oven), a dishwasher, and a wine fridge. An abundance of inner-lit cabinets, generous drawers within drawers, and marble counters and backsplash make this design-hero kitchen a culinary dream space.
The peaceful and sun-splashed front bedrooms are graced by huge windows that feature a decorative Juliet balcony an architectural gem unique to this floor. The back bedroom's square shape gives it the ideal flexibility for use as a guest room, den, or office. All three sizable bedrooms are each served by full bathrooms one of which has been transformed into a full laundry room with a jumbo Electrolux washer and vented dryer. (This laundry room can readily be returned to a full bath once more, or can serve as a half bath/laundry combo).
The hall bath is bright, classic and stunning with its restored antique tilework, its original, curved, cast-iron soaking tub, a marble sink, and fixtures by Axor Hans Grohe. The other bath is en suite to its bedroom, and offers a step-in shower graced by custom Bisazza Italian tiles. The outfitted closets are deep, high and plentiful, and the overall vibe is effortless.
Situated in the coveted Southeast corner of pet-friendly 645 West End Avenue, this grand residence enjoys prime access to the well-staffed/well-run building's river-view roof garden, rooftop gym, and bike/laundry/storage rooms. The building is financially fit with no underlying mortgage, and a prized A-rating environmental grade.
With immediate access to nearby Riverside Park, and with a boastful proximity to every area cultural, dining, shopping, and fitness destination not to mention a multitude of easy transportation options life here is convenient and easy.
Welcome to beauty, truth, and love.