33 West 94th Street - Upper West Side, New York
Step back in time, with this stunning, turn-of-the-century Limestone townhouse just off of Central Park. Built in approximately 1895 by the prolific NYC residential architect, Clarence True, the provenance of this charming, legal 2-family townhouse can be traced back to the landowners in 1763, long before any building existed. Today, the residence is on the market for the first time in nearly 50 years, after having been home to famed photographer, Alfred Wertheimer, whose iconic, candid images of 21-year old Elvis hold an important place in music history. A striking example of Victorian architecture, this charming, boutique-sized, 4-story, townhouse (with full basement) is nearly 13-feet across and would make an ideal single-family home. This blank canvas retains many of its beautiful original details and is just waiting for its new owner to restore it to its original splendor while updating for a more modern lifestyle. From the mosaic tiled floors and fully paneled entry vestibule to the Juliet balcony off the south-facing 4th floor windows, attention to detail was clearly of supreme importance in the townhouse's design. The hand-carved oak woodwork found throughout this home is especially spectacular with much of it in perfect condition. Up the ornate staircase to the parlour level with soaring 11' ceilings, an impressive gallery awaits. Stunning, carved decorative arches with Corinthian columns, dentil moldings and built-in, original matching bench is the pièce de résistance and in perfect condition. This grand gallery unites the space and leads to the sunny, south-facing parlor and in the opposite direction, the exquisite paneled dining room with original fireplace including carved mantle and mirror and glazed terracotta tiles. There are 6 fireplaces in total, which have the potential to be made into functional gas fireplaces again. In addition to their practical function, the beautiful detailing make them the centerpieces of the rooms. Currently there are 4 Full-Baths, and the stunning marble master bath is spacious and cheerfully sunny boasting mosaic tiled floors, hand painted porcelain basin, and deep soaking claw-foot tub. 2 of the other baths also feature claw-foot tubs but all would likely be renovated and redesigned by the new owner. 33 West 94th Street is the perfect home for someone who wishes to rediscover and restore this historic property. Live just seconds from Central Park and public transportation on the vibrant Upper West Side with all area amenities just outside your door.
This listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman