In 1892, financier and US manufacturer Henry Francis Cook partnered with one of the most prolific architects of his time, Clarence True, to build a 4 story Renaissance Revival house in the heart of the Historic District of the Upper West Side. Fast forward almost 130 years later, the historical significance and essence of the home remains, while the interior has been expertly reimagined and is currently being built out to the highest standards through painstaking efforts of a multi-year endeavor, and with all Landmark plans approved.
Envisioned with a home owner's legacy and future generations in mind, 163 West 76th Street went through an extensive gut renovation, creating a sustainable home with an abundance of modern amenities to meet even the most discerning buyer's needs. The sophisticated design of this home is single-family living at its best. With more than 8,000 interior SF and approx. 1,450 SF of outdoor yard and terraces, the home enjoys an abundance of space for the entire family to share on its 20 x 102 lot.
As you enter the Garden level, there is a mudroom and mailroom for packages and a private guest/nanny suite to your right. Northward is a spacious Family or Rec. room with a kitchenette and bar seating, an area perfect to gather for quality time or watch movies on a big screen TV over custom millwork. Enter through the French doors that open onto a large sun filled approx. 30 foot rear yard garden and enjoy serene outdoor entertaining with a built-in BBQ and cooking station.
Up the classic and restored front stoop and onto the Parlor floor, you can greet your guests in the formal entry hall and seating area with a fireplace and plenty of room for a piano. The open floor plan with loft-like high ceilings provide the ideal dimensions for the enormous formal living room and dining area overlooking the garden. With a designer chef's kitchen with stone island, Sub Zero fridge with an additional fridge/freezer tucked away in the spacious pantry, 60" Wolf Range, and tons of storage, this floor may be the center of activity where you can entertain all your family and friends.
The second level will have two guest bedrooms with 2 full bathrooms, either well placed as a potential nanny/staff suite, along with a mindfully located Laundry Room. Either bedroom can be the perfect home office or library as well with a choice of South, or Northern garden views.
The luxurious floor through Primary Suite on the 3rd level will feature a huge approx. 23+ foot long walk-in closet, large Primary bath on the South side of the floor and a lovely terrace off the bedroom area on the North side. The Primary bath will have radiant floor heating, steam shower, frameless glass WC, separate soaking tub, plenty of recessed storage, and beautiful finishes and fixtures.
The 4th floor will host 2 more gracious bedrooms with en suite baths and a private terrace on the South side.
The 5th floor penthouse is envisioned as a bonus bedroom or family area with powder room and space for a billiard table or table tennis. There are two roof decks on both sides of the floor built with superior copper waterproofing and blue stone. Enjoy the beautiful open sky views from up here, BBQ, or meditate under the sun in your own retreat.
A private oasis with a jacuzzi area is proposed above the penthouse level on the upper roof terrace as another escape from the city bustle and hustle.
The cellar level is configured to maximize more usable living space to offer a plethora of private amenities, while efficiently organizing the mechanicals and storage areas. Designed for the health enthusiast, or as a tranquil escape, the cellar is positioned for a large commercial grade exercise room with a sauna and full bathroom. Potential layouts for this bonus space include a movie room/home theater, large wine tasting room, yoga room, or large kids playroom. Let your imagination run wild here, the possibilities are plenty.
Additional features of the home will be, a spacious Kone commercial grade elevator that will quickly whisk passengers through seven levels of the home from the cellar to the rooftop penthouse, extra wide approx. 34 inch stairs on the grand stairway for ease of movement and stunningly designed to be opened from the parlor above through several floors, European Oak wood floors, hallways with custom overhead lighting designed to feature artworks, discrete thermostats, Lutron home automation smart system, automated blinds, home security system, and high end fixtures and finishes. The house is steel reinforced with all new electric, plumbing and HVAC systems in place. The landmark facade was carefully preserved and restored.
There isn't much more to ask for in a NYC private home with amenities. For the astute buyer, this is the total package and yet it still affords an opportunity to further customize a dream home for family, friends and future generations to enjoy.
163 West 76th offers easy access to Central, and Riverside Parks, Lincoln Center, Time Warner Center, Fairway, Citarella, Zabars, the Museum of Natural History, the New York Historical Society, the Beacon Theatre, numerous schools and some of the best dining and shopping in New York City. Transportation options include the 1, 2, 3, B and C trains and multiple bus lines.
Images are renderings. All artist's renderings are conceptual for representational purposes only and subject to variances in their final as-built orientations. All dimensions and measurements are approximate. Please consult an architect.