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Upper West Side, Manhattan | Columbus Ave & Amsterdam Ave
3,772 Square FeetSingle Family

floors / apts4 / 1
Lot Size17'x100'
Built Size17'x50'
Building TypeTownhouse
RE Taxes$24,884
Price Per SF

Listing Features

  • Spiral Staircase

Outdoor space and views

  • Terrace

Building Amenities

  • Voice Intercom
  • Garden
  • Laundry Room

Property Description

A Light-Filled and Classical Townhouse
With an Unrivaled Parlour Floor and Garden for Entertaining

This turn-of-the-century Brownstone is seventeen feet wide with four stories and wonderful details. Each room boasts high ceilings and expansive windows. Plus, the parlour floor has an open kitchen/dining/living area that has multiple exposures and a skylight. Additional features include: five bedrooms, five bathrooms, multiple fireplaces, a Florida-style sunroom, third floor terrace, and a deep garden. This layout is the ideal setup for indoor and outdoor entertaining.

Located on a lovely, tree-lined block near some of the best private schools and neighborhood classics, 157 West 91st Street feels like home.

Garden Floor:
The garden floor is accessible via a private entrance under the stoop as well as from the main stairwell and a rear spiral staircase inside the townhouse. The floor is configured as a front bedroom (which could easily be utilized as a home office), followed by a Jack and Jill bathroom with private closets and dressing areas, and then a family room. Beyond the family room is a unique lanai with sliding glass doors. This indoor/outdoor space connects to the dining room above and provides a nice transition area to the rear garden.

Parlour Floor:
A gracious, well-appointed parlour floor is the hallmark of townhouse living. From the formal sitting room with original woodwork and shutters to the rear dining room with a wall of windows overlooking the garden, these spaces are satisfying.
The bulk of this parlour floor is occupied by a wonderful chef’s kitchen complete with center island, walk-in pantry, and a cozy fireplace. A powder room is also located on this floor. Tall ceilings and side windows complete this floor.

Third Floor:
The third-floor hosts two spacious ensuite bedrooms. The front bedroom has a lovely alcove area and is full of natural light, which streams in through four windows. The bedroom at the rear of the floor has a private terrace.

Fourth Floor:
The uppermost floor of the townhouse contains two more bedrooms. A large master bedroom sits at the front, and the rear bedroom has a fireplace and picture window. A full bath, huge central walk-in closet, and ladder access to the roof complete the floor.

The tidy and dry cellar contains a laundry room and separate areas for both mechanicals and storage.

Listing History

Sold and Closed by Dexter Guerrieri
Vandenberg -The Townhouse Experts

Building Details

OwnershipSingle Family
Building TypeTownhouse
Service LevelVoice Intercom
Year Built1901
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Transit and Citi Bike


96 St
0.24 miles
86 St
0.28 miles
86 St
0.35 miles
96 St
0.36 miles

Citi Bike

W 90 St & Amsterdam Ave
0.08 miles
W 89 St & Columbus Ave
0.17 miles
W 92 St & Broadway
0.17 miles

Contact Agents

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Dexter A. Guerrieri
Vandenberg -The Townhouse Experts
Dexter Guerrieri
Vandenberg -The Townhouse Experts
Nicole Kats
Vandenberg -The Townhouse Experts

Upper West Side | Manhattan

Quick Profile

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.

All information furnished regarding property for sale, rental or financing is from sources deemed reliable, but no warranty or representation is made as to the accuracy thereof and same is submitted subject to errors, omissions, change of price, rental or other conditions, prior sale, lease or financing or withdrawal without notice. All dimensions are approximate. For exact dimensions, you must hire your own architect or engineer.
OLR ID: 20436TH