132 W 78TH Street Unit: 1R+2
A beautiful prewar brownstone located on a gorgeous, tree-lined prime Upper West Side block a half block from the Museum of Natural History is home to a stunningly beautiful, prewar 5-room duplex in mint condition. Residing on both the parlor and third floor, this elegant, grand and gracious two-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bathroom home preserves the grand scale of its prewar era with 12? high ceilings and well-proportioned rooms as well as exquisite old-world architectural details throughout. Old world details include hardwood floors with border inlay, decorative trim and moldings, ceiling rosettes, two wood-burning fireplaces with beautiful mantels, original tall doors with decorative trim and Juliet balcony off the master suite. Modern elements were superbly woven into the design while maintaining the most treasured of the traditional detail including built-in dry bar with exposed brick, entry foyer banquette seating with custom open shelving and floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall custom fitted wardrobe storage in the master suite. High-quality materials, top-of-the-line appliances and contemporary comforts can be found throughout as well as abundant custom storage and laundry. The entire apartment is sun-filled throughout the day and north views overlook the beautiful, tree-lined brownstone block and the south views overlook the lush gardens below with flowering trees.
The well-planned duplex layout includes a lower-level entertaining expanse with a full dining room that can easily accommodate a large-scale dinner party, custom windowed kitchen and outdoor terrace. The sunny, gourmet kitchen features abundant high-end custom cabinetry, balanced by marble counters and mother-of-pearl mosaic tile backsplash. Appliances include Liebherr refrigerator, Blue Star gas range oven, built-in LG microwave and Bosch dishwasher.
Separated by an elegant staircase, the upper-level layout includes a very spacious living room / den and split bedrooms with a gorgeous master suite with full bathroom, sun-filled second bedroom, laundry closet with full size energy star speed Queen washer dryer and powder room with Calista sink and toilet and brass fixtures. In addition to the floor-to-ceiling-custom wardrobe, the master bedroom features a large, custom walk-in closet.
132 West 78th Street is a beautiful prewar five-story brownstone cooperative built in the 19th century with 5 apartments. 78th Street is a particularly beautiful block and offers a superb and prime Upper West location just 1 ½ blocks from Central Park and a half block from the Museum of Natural History.
- 2 BEDS
- 1 FULL BATH
- 1 HALF BATH
- 1883 BUILT