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48 West 89th Street

$8,995,000 -9.8% | 5 beds, 6+ baths
128 days on Market

Key Details

  • Listed Feb 4, 2021
    Last Price Change -9.8% ($980,000) on Mar 11
    Days on Market 128
    Building Type Townhouse
    Neighborhood Central Park West
    Listing viewed 541 times
  • Stories 5
    Year Built 1900


Meticulously and beautifully renovated, 48 West 89th Street is a graciously proportioned 20-foot wide mansion located just off Central Park and close to the city’s greatest schools and museums. This remarkable home was originally built in 1892 and has been transformed into an architectural masterpiece with unparalleled attention to detail for both daily living as well as expansive entertaining. The interior features six levels; five stories plus a finished basement aggregating approximately 7,476 square feet.

The outdoor spaces include a lavish landscaped 620 square foot south-facing garden and a terrace off the master bedroom. There are five bedroom suites or four and a library, four full bathrooms and three powder rooms. Drenched in sunlight, the residence boasts ceilings up to 12 feet, an abundance of original restored prewar details, seven working fireplaces, plaster moldings, and quarter sawn oak wood floors.

The mechanicals were all updated and are all state-of-the-art and include twelve zones of central air conditioning with a thermostat in every room, ethernet wiring throughout and an audio/video system including Sonos. The majority of the stone and tiles throughout are from Urban Archaeology and the bathroom fixtures are Perrin & Rowe. GARDEN FLOOR: Upon entering there is a mudroom which is perfect for storing the everyday essentials. Facing onto the tree-lined street with three large windows is a spectacular entertainment room with a wood burning fireplace and built-in bookshelves.

Off this room is an office area with a built-in desk as well as a powder room. In the rear overlooking the picturesque garden is the incredible kitchen which has floor-to-ceiling casement windows and a French door to the garden. The kitchen is a chef’s dream; the countertops are clad in Vermont Soapstone and the cabinets are all custom.

It is equipped with top-of-the-line appliances including a Subzero refrigerator and freezer, a Subzero wine refrigerator, a BlueStar double oven with a six burner range and griddle, a custom vented hood, a Wolf convection oven, a Wolf warming drawer, a Gaggenau deep fryer, a Miele dishwasher, a Scotsman icemaker and two sinks. There is an enormous pantry closet and a dumbwaiter that goes to the serving kitchen on the parlor floor. The kitchen has a center island that seats six as well as an informal dining area that seats eight and then a separate glass-enclosed corner breakfast room that seats four and opens onto the garden.

The garden has multiple seating areas as well as a Dynasty grill and rotisserie making it ideal for alfresco entertaining. It has an automatic watering and lighting system. PARLOR FLOOR: With a separate entrance from the stoop, the stunning parlor floor features 12 foot ceilings and old-world detail. The entry vestibule has the original restored door and woodwork.

In the front is the grand living room that is 32 feet long and has three windows and the second fireplace. Through the original solid-wood pocket doors is a magnificent formal dining room that overlooks the garden and houses the third fireplace. Completing this floor is a large windowed serving kitchen that opens onto a terrace and a staircase down to the garden.

The kitchen has the dumbwaiter as well as a Shaw’s Original sink, a Subzero refrigerator, a Miele dishwasher, and a GE range with full oven. THIRD FLOOR: Up the gorgeous restored original staircase and overlooking the garden is a handsome wood paneled library or potential bedroom with the fourth fireplace and a wall of bookcases. Off this room is the second powder room as well as a large study that has two built-in desks and storage including filing cabinets. In the front is the first bedroom suite which has the fifth fireplace and an en-suite renovated bathroom.

This floor has 11 foot ceilings. FOURTH FLOOR: This floor houses the extraordinary master suite and has 10’6” ceilings. The south-facing master bedroom has the sixth fireplace and opens onto a terrace overlooking the garden and neighboring townhouses. There is a lavish oversized master bathroom with two sinks, a walk-in shower, an oversized bathtub and a separate water closet.

There is an extraordinary windowed dressing room that has a center island with built-in storage and custom built-ins. FIFTH FLOOR: The top floor has 11’6” ceilings and two oversized bedroom suites both with three large windows, excellent closet space and en-suite renovated bathrooms. The front bedroom has the seventh fireplace. This floor has a laundry room with a Miele washer and vented dryer, a sink and storage.

There is a skylight in the hallway. BASEMENT: A double-height window from the garden allows the basement to also be flooded with light. There is a multi-purpose room that functions as a playroom or media room and home gym with a full wall of built in cabinets. Additionally, there is a sleeping nook, a bathroom and a second laundry room with a Miele washer and vented dryer and a sink.

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