118 West 87th St

Single Family Townhouse


Josh Rubin
Josh Rubin
  • Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker

Property Description

118 West 87th Street is a beautifully renovated 20-foot wide, 5-story single family townhome located on one of the best tree-lined brownstone blocks in the Upper West Side Historic District. This superb residence perfectly combines magnificently restored original detail with elite modern technology throughout the stunning interior living space, and the approximately 1,000+ square feet of wonderful outdoor space in the South garden and private terraces.

The townhouse has recently undergone a complete, meticulous renovation by its current owner, and notable features include: a home movie theater designed by Theo Kalomirakis, mobility hydraulic lift elevator, lovely South garden, 3 wood burning fireplaces, gracious room proportions, and a bow-rear which allows abundant natural light. The entire home is wired with an impressive integrated Crestron smart home system, with plasma televisions, high-tech camera security, Sirius radio, DirecTV, internet, lighting, climate and an intercom, all controlled by panels throughout the house and personal handheld devices.

This classic New York brownstone was built at the turn of the 19th Century. Its timeless charm has been carefully preserved and restored throughout the brownstone facade, rare American chestnut woodwork on the doors and windows, and hand carved marble fireplaces.



The fully-finished cellar features an extraordinary home movie theater with a surround-sound system and 2 rows of cinema-style leather recliners. This level also features a powder room, laundry room, built-in Sub-Zero wine cooler, and storage, with two enormous light wells off the garden to allow natural sunlight into this floor. This splendid cellar is served by the elevator, the home's central staircase, and a separate doorway with stairs leading out to the garden above.

Garden Level:

The home's large, lushly planted South garden is lined with beautiful imported Moroccan tiles and provides a perfect urban oasis. The Garden Level is a wonderful living and entertaining space, complete with a den, Moroccan tile powder room and chef's kitchen. The spacious kitchen is lined with Caesarstone countertops and finished with stainless steel appliances, wine cooler, elegant banquette and center island. This level can also be accessed by a separate entrance underneath the stoop.

Parlor Floor:

Ascend the grand L-shaped stoop and enter through the restored original Chestnut door to the magnificent Parlor Floor, with over 12-foot high ceilings. Restored original detail abounds throughout this level, lining the oversized front windows, doorways and grand central staircase. The gorgeous living room is adorned with an ornately detailed wood burning fireplace, and the rear library is lined with built-in shelves and has a Juliet balcony overlooking the garden below.

Third Floor:

The Third Floor is comprised of 2 gracious bedroom suites, both with en suite baths and abundant closet space. The front bedroom has a cozy wood burning fireplace, and the rear bedroom has a built-in desk and seating in the bow-rear.

Fourth Floor:

The Fourth Floor consists of the master bedroom suite with a walk-in closet, wood burning fireplace and a master bath with dual shower heads and sinks. There is an additional rear bedroom and separate full bath on this level, which can also be used as an office or sitting room as part of the master suite.

Fifth Floor:

The Fifth Floor of this lovely home features a wonderful penthouse with a full bath that can be used as either an entertainment/recreation room, or an additional bedroom. This level is surrounded by a large front-facing private terrace, and a planting terrace at the rear.

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  • Interior
    4,456 Sq Ft.
  • Property Type
    Single Family Townhouse
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  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Pre-War
  • Gardens
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Listing Courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens


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