This sun-filled, classic prewar 6-room home located in the heart of the Upper West Side offers a grand and gracious layout with two bedrooms (easily convertible three bedrooms), grand formal living and dining rooms, an expanded kitchen and large breakfast room and two full baths. Currently set up as a two bedroom with den/media room, the layout is very flexible with a vast 35' formal living room offering plenty of room for formal dining. The separate formal dining room can easily be configured as a den/media room (as it is currently) or as a third bedroom, if desired. With three exposures, south, east, and north and oversized windows in every room, the apartment is exceptionally bright and features open city views from high atop the 12th floor. Both the living room and formal dining room are full of brilliant light and equally impressive in scale, perfect for entertaining on a grand level with kitchen access in each room.
Original classic details have been lovingly preserved including 9'3"-high-beamed ceilings, hardwood floors, large formal archway, and original moldings. The renovated kitchen and breakfast room (originally, a staff room) have granite countertops, granite floor tiles and custom cabinets and paneling which were made by master craftsmen from western NY state. The breakfast room is large enough for small gatherings. Top-line stainless appliances include Viking 4-burner gas range oven with stainless backsplash, Asko dishwasher, Sub-Zero refrigerator and under counter Miele washer and GE dryer cleverly concealed. Modern comforts include a renovated and enlarged primary bath and a renovated second bath, both baths with marble walls and floors, glass enclosures and brass fixtures, and custom-designed French doors and radiator covers throughout the interior.
The residence wing of the home is wonderfully separate from the formal expanse, fabulous for private living and entertainment. Both bedrooms are spacious sun-filled rooms with beautifully renovated ensuite bathrooms. Southern light is exceptional with a corner primary suite with both east and south-facing windows that features open city views. This impressive classic six-room home offers a wonderful selection of highly desirable features including grand scaled rooms, original prewar detail, extensive custom woodwork and renovations, extraordinary light, modern comforts, and the perfect Upper West Side location near all the best the neighborhood has to offer.
145 West 86th Street is an elegant prewar 16-story cooperative built in 1924. The handsome building was designed in the neo-Renaissance style by Jacob M. Felson who also supervised the construction. Amenities include a full-time doorman, live-in super, roof deck, storage for rent, bike room and laundry room. Pets under 50 lb. are permitted. Flip tax: 1.5% paid by both buyer and seller. Though-wall A/C not allowed, but Central A/C is allowed.