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26 West 87th Street

$11,700,000 ($1,857 per ft2) -4.5% | 6+ beds, 6+ baths | Approx. 6,300 ft2
84 days on Market

Key Details

  • Listed: Sep 6, 2023
    Last Price Change: -4.5% ($550,000) on Oct 23
    Days on Market: 84
    Building Type: Townhouse
    Neighborhood: Central Park West (Manhattan)
    Listing viewed 1,156 times
Est. Monthly Mortgage: $66,798
Total Est. Monthly Carrying Cost: $66,798 ($10.60/ft2)
Note: the above is based on a down payment of 20% ($2,340,000), which is the minimum amount permitted by the building.

Insider Highlights

  • Luxurious Primary Suite and Spacious Bedrooms: The third floor is designed as a private, luxurious primary suite with a hotel-quality bathroom. The home also features spacious and bright bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, and a garden floor bedroom with an en-suite bathroom.
  • Entertainment and Work Spaces: The home includes a screening room with a full kitchen and bar, a media room with a full open kitchen, and multiple office spaces. It also has a temperature-controlled wine room and a basement that can be used as a playroom or additional storage space.
  • Outdoor Spaces: The townhouse features a curated backyard garden with a dining and lounge area, heat lamp, and BBQ. There is also potential to build an outdoor deck area in one of the bedrooms.
  • Building Information and Amenities: The townhouse was built in 1910 and has 3 apartments across 5 floors. It is a pre-war building with no doorman.
  • Historically Significant and Luxurious Townhouse: This 6,300 ft2 townhouse, once home to Jazz legend Billie Holiday, is a meticulously restored and optimized Renaissance Revival architectural design. It features 6+ bedrooms, 6+ bathrooms, a curated backyard garden, and is located in the Central Park West neighborhood.
  • Modern Amenities and Classic Detailing: The home boasts smart home security technology, a state-of-the-art kitchen with modern amenities, grand rooms with 10-foot to 12-foot ceiling heights, and 6 fireplace mantles. It also features new white oak floors with mahogany and maple detailing throughout, and fully upgraded plumbing and electrical systems.


We are privileged to introduce 26 WEST 87, the esteemed home where Jazz legend Billie Holiday once lived. This historically significant home was built in early 1900 and meticulously restored and optimized with modern technology while preserving the classical detailing.

This special home is located adjacent to Central Park and the Reservoir.

The Renaissance Revival townhome is inspired by influential architectural design from the early 1900 period.

Spanning more than 6,300 square feet, this 20-foot wide townhouse is six levels featuring 7 Bedrooms, 6 Full Bathrooms and 2 Powder Rooms along with a curated backyard garden. Enjoy vibrant rooms with grand proportions, glistening light, soaring 10-foot to 12-foot ceiling heights, 6 fireplace mantles, screening room with full kitchen and bar, wine cellar, mud room and skylight. Townhouse is perfectly designed to showcase a private art collection.

Enter this luxurious home via the L-shaped stoop with 2 landscaped landings.

The mahogany doors are majestic and entry features smart home technology for security. The foyer showcases gorgeously detailed paneling, chandelier and herringbone oak floor. Continue along the entry vestibule to an exceptional living room.

The 12-foot carved plaster ceiling and stately fireplace mantle adorn this simply remarkable room. Private office is situated off of living area.

State of the art kitchen can be closed off with pocket doors. Kitchen has every modern amenity including SubZero refrigerator/freezer, Bertazzoni six top gas range, 2 Fisher and Paykel dishwashers, 2 sinks, marble countertops, subway tile backsplash, wine refrigerator, full wet bar and powder room.

The formal dining room has grand proportions and can accommodate a sizable dining table. Room is vibrant with expansive windows and custom crafted dome ceiling. Perfect for intimate gatherings or larger events.

This level is designed as a private, luxurious primary suite.

Full floor is approximately 1,100 sqft perfectly envisioned as a romantic, sophisticated and functional space to relax and recharge. Primary bedroom enjoys beautiful ceilings, picturesque window, elegant fireplace along with fully outfitted dressing room. Hotel quality bathroom is exceptional with heated floor, deep soaking tub, dual sinks, spa shower and beautiful marble detailing throughout.

A separate, private library is delightfully designed with gas fireplace, herringbone floor, large windows and high ceiling.

Split bedrooms are spacious and bright. The first bedroom is elegantly crafted with beautiful fireplace mantle, expansive windows, full desk area, generous closet space, full en-suite bathroom and potential to build outdoor deck area.

The second bedroom features an elegant fireplace mantle, king sized bed, seating area plus desk area and full en-suite bathroom.

Two more generously sized bedrooms are bright and spacious. One bedroom is presently configured as a private office, perfect for all work from home needs. Room features beautifully detailed ceiling, 3 large windows and full bathroom with elegant shower and dual sinks.

Additional bedroom is bright featuring an elegant fireplace mantle, beautiful seating area by windows, 3 large closets and full bathroom.

Enter Mud Room from private street level entrance or internal stairs. This space is designed for fun and entertainment. The impressive Media Room boasts wallpaper designed by Lenny Kravitz and is complimented with full open kitchen featuring stylish concrete countertops, Fischer and Paykel refrigerator/freezer, Miele Dishwasher, Kitchen Aid stove and range hood.

A more intimate office area is off of the primary media room with access to Garden. Garden Floor bedroom has windows, en-suite bathroom with dual sinks, heated floors, rain shower and herringbone tiling. Outdoor garden compliments the home with zen vibes and is curated with Verdent tiles, dining and lounge area, heat lamp and BBQ.

This level is notable for its arched brick design.

Spacious layout is perfect as a playroom area or available for more storage space. Level features a temperature controlled wine room, additional storage room, laundry room with sink and half bathroom.

Townhouse is complete with an exceptional skylight which splashes home in sunshine, new white oak floors with mahogany and maple detailing throughout, premium Cat 6 network for optimum internet connectivity, new windows, fully upgraded plumbing and electrical systems, restoration of original 8.5-foot doors and hardware, intercom system, HVAC upgrades, recessed lighting and two washer/dryer rooms. Welcome home to one of the premier Townhouses available in New York City today.

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Building Amenities

  • Pre War

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Listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman Real Estate

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