Step into this terraced, beautifully maintained Classic Five in one of the Upper West Side's finest buildings and leave the city behind you.
The semi-private elevator landing opens to a gracious entry foyer and a beautiful view of your private terrace, through the French doors of the 25' living room.
Off the grandly proportioned dining room is a butler's pantry which takes you to the windowed kitchen, both of which feature the restored St. Charles stainless steel and glass cabinetry architect Emery Roth chose for this building in 1930. The pantry is equipped with washer and dryer; the kitchen also offers a windowed bath. The separate bedroom wing features two corner master suites, each with en-suite windowed bath and ample closet space.
The spacious terrace, with original ironwork railings plus a watering system for plantings, extends more than 60 feet across the width of the apartment and is framed by open city views as well as a side park view. Four exposures and lovely light grace the entire apartment.
The current owners have maintained and restored many of the original details including herringbone patterned oak floors, 9'2" ceilings, crown and base moldings, Emery Roth designed doorknobs and hardware, ceramic wall tiles and basket weave mosaic floors in the baths. This is a sophisticated restoration of an earlier era.
15 West 81st Street, opposite the Museum of Natural History and the Rose Planetarium, is a white-glove, full service building, which features a fitness center, bike room, children's playroom and separate storage for owners. 50% financing is permitted; buyers pay a 2% flip tax.