A palatial Beaux-Arts mansion built in 1905 and designed by Charles P Gilbert for Herbert Horace Vail, the chairman of the American Book Company. A home of this scale, detail, and size is rarely available in NYC. On a hilltop corner at 75&RSD, the 3-sided manor has sweeping river & palisades views from most rooms. The home with the above grade basement is clad in limestone, beige Roman brick rose, and a copper conservatory on the roof. Two 3-story pavilions adorn the S-W and S-E corners of the mansion offering river vistas. 12,000 gross SF with 30 feet in width and offers soaring 12 ft plus ceilings. There are over 72 mahogany windows and French doors with river views. Four floors offer magical 2262 SF outdoor spaces through French doors. The home has 7 beds, 8/2 baths, 3 kitchens, an elevator to all 7 floors, and 6 fireplaces.
25 RSD was renovated by the world-renowned Samuel Botero. The original detailing was sourced all over the world for the period woodwork to complete the luxurious and European feeling of the original house. The major rooms in the house have been retrofitted with exotic woods from major estates. The baths are slab onyx and all showers are steam. A mahogany theater that seats 10 with WBF. There is an irreplaceable Mueller pottery fireplace, a library wrapped in Chestnut wood. The flooring is centuries old from the finest Parisian palaces.
The home also offers hotel grade A/C and heating, Venetian Geliffe, and other special painting applications. There is a full staff quarter with a kitchen, bath, and separate entrance. A gym, wine cellar, an office, storage rooms, and elevator to all seven levels.
The 1st floor has a dramatic marble entrance foyer that leads into a raised balcony overlooking the music room and library with WBF mantel from Carl Mueller. The library is paneled in wood from a Victorian Era Southern Mansion. The floors are Parisian and are exquisitely inlaid with the 1880s sketching throughout. There are stained glass doors and lighting from Tiffany and LaFarge. There is an incredible mural by Crash stretching to the 2nd level. A palatial front stairway and two back stairways are located on this level. Additionally, an exquisite jeweled elevator, well-appointed powder room, wet bar, and ample closets. The first floor is also surrounded by plantings and pear trees outside. The parlor floor houses a LR, China Room, and FDR paneled with wood from the Louis Bamberger estate. A dramatic barrel vault gold leaf ceiling and Majolica Fireplace mantel adds an elegant ambiance to the grand scale space with window expanses.
The parlor floor also offers a top of the line eat-in kitchen with WBF and a beautiful breakfast room. Oversized windows and gorgeous French doors to terraces. The entertaining floor has the restored original coffered ceilings. Kitchen with 2 ovens, 2 copper sinks, 2 dishwashers and 2 refrigerators. A center island with slab Brazilian red stone and Indian marble floors (no longer produced). The 3rd floor is a bd suite, terrace overlooking Riverside Park, a sitting room, 2 large onyx slab baths with Jerusalem stone flooring, and a WBF in one of the 2 baths, dressing rooms, numerous closets, and storage. The walls are hand-painted, dramatic WBF, and hammered leather ceilings in the grand dressing room. The 4th floor has Tiffany glass in the study, reclaimed wood from a schoolhouse, silk fortune walls, blond wood reclaimed from the 1880s and Fragonard style set in double doors. 3 bds, a playroom, 2 baths, laundry room, terrace, and ample closets. The 5th floor has a mahogany theater, a full kitchen, 2 beds, and 2 baths. Gold plated fixtures in baths, leather and cork ceilings and silk fortune walls. The 6th floor has a conservatory with the copper room, Tiffany glass appointments, entertaining terrace with access to a full kitchen. All terraces have fully automated sprinkler systems.
Annual: $100,000 Per Month