$22,000,000 $19,995,000
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Upper West Side, Manhattan | West 72nd Street & West 73rd Street
23 Rooms9 Beds15 Baths19,251 Square FeetSingle Family

$22,000,000 $19,995,000
floors / apts5 / 1
Lot Size37'x95'
Built Size37'x95'
ZoneR10A
Building TypeTownhouse
RE Taxes$80,640
Price Per SF
$1,143

Listing Features

  • Architectural Dtls
  • High Ceilings
  • Moldings
  • New Windows
  • Original Details
  • Restored Details
  • Skylights
  • Spiral Staircase
  • Gas Fireplace

Outdoor space and views

  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Hudson River
  • Park Views
  • Riverside Park

Building Amenities

  • Voice Intercom
  • Basketball Court
  • Elevator
  • Garden
  • Pool

Property Description

Three Riverside Drive, erected in 1895, is one of the most important historic homes still standing on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. For a time, 3 Riverside Drive was the residence of William Guggenheim, an iconic New York magnate. This 37-foot wide, ornate limestone mansion was designed by C.P.H. Gilbert – the same architect who produced many other NYC landmarks including the Warburg Mansion on 92nd & 5th (now the Jewish Museum), the Otto Kahn Mansion one block south on 5th, the Woolworth Mansion on 80th & 5th, the Seligman mansion on 56th St and many other mansions for the most prominent and wealthy business families in NYC in this era. Riverside Drive and the limestone mansions erected upon it at the turn of the last century, with their unrivaled views of Olmsted-designed Riverside Park and the Hudson River, was the West Side’s answer to 5th Avenue. In this context, 3 Riverside Drive has epic proportions in each room with ceiling heights on its nine levels spanning from 10’ to 24’ high. The home has stunning views of Riverside Park, the Hudson River and open skies throughout. These unobstructed views are extraordinarily unusual for a townhouse in NYC most of which look across fairly narrow streets to other townhouses or buildings and accordingly have comparatively limited light. Purchased by the current owners in 2017, the house has been reimagined as a modern home on the inside with a historic outside fully preserved. Most unusually, the home has been designed with an unprecedented suite of amenities normally found in a large, full-service building including: a large swimming pool, partial basketball court, spa, gym, stadium seating movie theatre and game room. To make space for these amenities, a now complete, extremely costly, four year 36-foot deep excavation through solid bedrock was undertaken adding nearly 6,000 square feet and three stories below grade to the already enormous 12,000 square feet, 6-stories above grade. The house now stands ready for the next owner to carry out their own vision within this massive, already complete envelope. Italian-architect designed plans are fully DOB and Landmarks approved and completed, but may be modified to your own preferences. All engineering work is completed and fully designed and paid for. In addition to the below-grade amenities, current above grade plans provide for 8 bedrooms including a full-floor master suite spanning nearly 2,500 square feet with a duplex closet with an internal staircase and two primary, massive bathroom suites along with 7 other en-suite bedrooms (including a staff bedroom on the ground floor), dual studies, a staff office, kitchen, formal dining room, double-height living room, sitting room, bar, breakfast room, den and a sweeping roof-top terrace with open views of the park and river and of the home’s cherub. The house boasts 4 other terraces. This is quite simply no home in Manhattan with this extent of excavation, this historic pedigree, this ornate, limestone facade, these kinds of views and this width that can be found for sale.

Listing History

Now
12/27/2021
Price Increase by Ian Slater
Compass
12/27/2021
Back on the Market by Ian Slater
Compass

Building Details

OwnershipSingle Family
Building TypeTownhouse
Service LevelVoice Intercom
AgePre-War
AccessElevator
Year Built1899
Floors/Apts5/1
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Transit and Citi Bike

Subway

72 St
0.23 miles
79 St
0.37 miles

Citi Bike

Riverside Dr & W 72 St
0.01 miles
Amsterdam Ave & W 73 St
0.24 miles
W 70 St & Amsterdam Ave
0.25 miles

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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: 45873TH