The architectural firm of McKim, Mead & White are widely considered the most prominent and prolific firm of America's Gilded Age. The 1885 townhouse they designed at 471 West End Avenue is exclusively offered now as a once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire an historic building that has been remarkably re-imagined as a 24' wide single-family home, by arguably today's most prominent and prolific firm, Morris Adjmi Architects.- The two meet in a masterful vision of timeless classic and modern design that is extraordinarily satisfying. Beyond a bespoke dwelling, the person bold enough to write the next chapter in this significant property's history, obtains a priceless piece of New York City's architectural heritage as well. - In a prime location on West End Avenue & West 82nd Street, this landmarked building has been meticulously researched to restore McKim, Mead & White's original vision for its exterior and offers every possible modern luxury: multiple bedrooms with ensuite baths + powder rooms, an endless swimming pool, theatre, library, stone fireplaces, game room, roof deck, and garden. The site can be built up to an estimated 8,400 SF maximum. It is within proximate to both Riverside and Central Parks. - The property is offered "as is", delivered completely vacant, with first phase design plans for redevelopment. It was damaged by a fire in late 2013, but the existing structure is quite salvageable. The property lies within the Riverside-West End Historic District and is zoned R-10A. The extra-wide lot measures 24' x 100', and the existing 5 story building is 24' x 70' and 7200 SF. Plans are subject to the approval of the NYC LPC & DOB. Next phase design and construction are required at additional cost.
Bracketed on its east and west borders by massive city parks, the Upper West Side (UWS) is known for its greenery, stately and elegant townhomes, safe streets and great schools, all of which make it a very desirable neighborhood for families. The UWS has maintained its community feeling, making it attractive to young professionals and retirees, both of whom want a sense of belonging in the place they call home.
Here you’ll find many apartment buildings, especially those along Central Park West. Historic architecture abounds, anchored by four luxury co-ops - the San Remo, Majestic, Century and Eldorado apartments - all of which have two towers on their interiors. They were built in the 1930s and their design was predicated on a 1929 building code that imposed a height limit on residences facing the street. There are also impressive row houses near Riverside Drive throughout the W 70 and 80 Streets. Above the 90s, you will find smaller buildings where walk-ups are very reasonably priced.
There are several world-class museums and venues dedicated to the performing arts. Plentiful dining can be found in the UWS. You will find everything from quaint Jewish delis serving up bagels and a schmear to sophisticated fine dining that has earned multiple Michelin stars, and everything you could possibly want in between. There is also abundant shopping and a vibrant nightlife.