Located on a short and beautiful tree-lined block between Riverside Drive and West End Avenue, 324 West 80th Street is a rare 24-foot wide limestone townhouse, recently renovated with a brand new elevator. It offers over 8,000 square feet of living space with 6 bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms. Built in 1898-1899 by noted architect, Clarence True, this six-story home features a stunning Elizabethan Renaissance Revival style bow-front façade with Roman brick and limestone trim and a ceramic tile pitched roof. Inside, generous proportions and bright light abound.
The Entry Floor welcomes guests into a gracious reception gallery with modern ribbon fireplace and a magnificent cherry wood sculptural staircase. A library and guest bedroom with full bath are located in the rear in addition to a separate service entrance on the western front of the house.
The Parlor Floor boasts almost 11-foot ceilings and offers a formal living room that spans the entire width of the house. It features a gas fireplace with remote-starter and a built-in wet bar. The south-facing dining room, with original dentil molding and beamed ceiling, is ornamented by a Juliet balcony that overlooks the house garden through stained glass windows. A professional-grade windowed chef’s kitchen services the dining room and boasts a separate stainless steel prep area with industrial kitchen faucet sprayer, glass Sub Zero refrigerator, separate Sub Zero beverage refrigerator, Viking range, Monogram double ovens with a separate warming drawer, and two Bosch dishwashers. A powder room is located off the floor landing.
Upstairs on the Fourth Floor are three bedrooms. The rear south-facing bedroom serves as a second master suite and features a fireplace, two walk-in closets and an en-suite bath with double vanity, Jacuzzi tub and separate shower. A second full bathroom is located off the floor landing.
The Fifth Floor is dedicated to the master suite and highlights a spacious south-facing bedroom with fireplace and a windowed marble bath complete with a digitally controlled walk-in rain shower with double shower-heads, free-standing egg-shaped soaking tub, double vanity and heated floors and towel bars. A secondary full marble bathroom, sitting area with fireplace and a windowed dressing room with custom vanity and built-ins complete the floor.
The home’s generous offering of entertaining space continues on the Sixth Floor with a sky-lit lounge with almost 18-foot ceilings. It is serviced by an auxiliary kitchenette with stainless steel appliances, a copper-top bar, large-screen TV and custom sound. There is also a guest bedroom with full bath and an enormous walk-in closet. Combined, all of these elements enable the floor to serve as an elegantly appointed guest suite/apartment, if so desired.
Beyond, a beautifully designed floating wood staircase off the lounge leads to a fully decked and planted Rooftop terrace featuring a temperature-controlled pavilion with wet-bar, glorious west, south and north views as well as custom lighting and sound.
The fully-finished Garden Level is spotlighted by a home theater, 500-bottle wine cellar, home office/secondary bedroom with full kitchenette, full bath, laundry, plentiful storage as well as a beautiful south-facing patio garden.
Additional features of the home include custom mink grey -stained oak floors throughout and a brand new high-speed Savaria elevator servicing the Entry through Sixth Floors. The new Sonos sound system, custom Lutron lighting (automated sensor lighting on all landings), and electronic front door can all be controlled by your cell phone. Also available for rent at $45,000 per month.
This listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman