The Cloisters at 329 West 108th Street is a boutique co-op carved out of two adjoining turn-of-century mansions just off Riverside Drive. The landmarked six-story beaux arts structure was converted to co-operative ownership in 1984 and today consists of just 19 residences, many of them combination units.
The building’s exterior is flush with details from a bygone era. An ornate limestone base, bay windows and elaborate architectural detailing contribute to make this a special building to call home. One feels regal when walking through the building entrance.
Like many conversions of unconventional properties, the end result is an assortment of atypical sized apartments and layouts. Apartment 5-C is no exception. This finely renovated two-bedroom multi-level residence offers drama, comfort and a touch of history. Enter the apartment through a welcoming foyer and your eyes are immediately drawn to the mass of exposed brick that adorns the double-height wall of the living area. A leaded glass window adds a touch of historical significance. Dark stained wide plank floors add warmth. A second bedroom and second full bath round off the main level.
The modern staircase that links the three levels effortlessly moves you between floors. The staircase, coupled by steel cabling, adds a contemporary twist to the space while enhancing its open feel.
The mezzanine level is home to the artfully designed eat-in kitchen. Lots of light here with an over the sink window and a full door to the outdoor terrace. A fanciful tiled floor, a custom walnut countertop, wood cabinetry and a two-person breakfast bar make this a special space to cook and just hang. Top-end stainless steel appliances, including a wine fridge, enhance the offering.
As you move up the staircase you arrive at the master bedroom suite. There is an ensuite marble bath with a large stall shower and two sets of closets, one with a stacked washer/dryer.
The top level overhangs the double-height living room and offers cozy comfort for those casual moments in front of the TV. There is a wood burning fireplace and wall-to-wall built-in cabinetry to house your flatscreen and to show off your family photos and collectables. Recessed lighting sets the mood from above.
Not to be overlooked is a multi-zoned Daikon HVAC system with individually-controlled thermostats in each room.
329 West 108th Street maintains a daily part-time doorman. Amenities include a common rear garden, bike room and a laundry room. The co-op allows for 75% financing and pets are welcomed.
The price on this one-of-a-kind residence is $1,695,000. It is being offered for sale through John Caraccioli and Harlan Simon of Halstead. For further information on this property, visit Linecity.com.