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ICONIC DESIGNER TOWNHOUSE

308 West 88th Street: PAUL ZWEBEN INTERVIEWS DAVID KLEIMAN, MASTER FINE HOME BUILDER
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308 West 88th Street – Upper West Side, New York

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ICONIC DESIGNER TOWNHOUSE!

This extraordinary and grand single family townhouse with approximately 8,500 sf of interior and 1,335 sf of outdoor space is in the process of being completely rebuilt from the inside out by a luxury homebuilder with an impeccable eye for detail and extensive experience in restoring and rebuilding historic New York City homes. Built in the late 19th century, this magnificent Upper West Side brownstone, located on a quiet block in the coveted Riverside West End Historic District, is a fine example of the distinctive Flemish-revival style with charming brick gable and exquisite detailing. The extensive renovation features the highest quality of construction and luxurious, contemporary finishes, preserving and complementing its majestic, prewar grandeur.

Built with six floors and a full height, finished cellar, this 21-foot-wide pristine townhouse hosts five generous bedrooms (including a full-floor, lavish Master Suite), 6 full baths, 2 half baths, a spa-like, recreational penthouse retreat, and six wood-burning fireplaces. A new, elegantly designed, elliptical staircase slowly winds its way up five stories from the sophisticated, formal parlor level with over 11-foot, lofty ceilings to a stunning, custom copper skylight at the penthouse retreat. The state-of-the-art engineering and flawless design of this home are really unmatched by anything on the market.

308 West 88th Street is a showpiece in the truest sense — from the mahogany-clad wine cellar, to the designer, European chef’s kitchen, the pampering, spa-like baths, a serene, south-facing zen garden and inspiring rooftop retreat ideal for sipping champagne and unwinding at the close of the day.

With no stone left unturned, the luxury homebuilder has put careful thought into every feature creating a spectacular home that is both cohesive and singularly unique. Now in its final stages of completion, don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to collaborate with the homebuilder to realize your dream home by customizing the final details of the design to your own taste and specifications — from the stain of the well-crafted, white oak hardwood floors and the impressive elliptical staircase to the kitchen counters and master bath. For the finest quality of construction, thoughtful design and historical elegance, you must see this exceptional, Upper West Side architectural gem.

FAÇADE AND CONSTRUCTION

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A complete renovation: everything inside the exterior walls has been fully rebuilt creating new “bones” and ensuring that every detail is refined and of the highest quality construction.

The exterior front stoop, brownstone façade with hand tooled bas relief motifs, and artisan stained glass recreates the original, 19th century exterior details.

New windows, mahogany entrance doors, trim and moldings throughout raise the standard of this fine restoration.

Roofing system above retreat floor includes an impressive hand-tooled standing seam copper roof visible from the imported tile terrace deck; other terraces feature unique forged iron railing detailing.

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LUXURY AMENITIES, FINISHES, APPLIANCES

New chef’s kitchen features imported Italian Biefbi Cucine cabinets, and Miele and Subzero appliances including a 48″ range top and hood, three ovens (convection oven, warming drawer and Speed Oven), 60″ of Miele refrigerator/freezers, a Subzero under the counter crisper, and 2 Miele dishwashers.

Two wet bars add to the luxury: a butler’s pantry on the parlor floor and the wet bar in the master bedroom feature sinks and refrigerators so that one can get beverage service on additional floors.

Master bath is appointed with Statuario marble tile, free-standing Kohler Soaking Tub, separate shower fitted with dousing and body heads, and Toto water closet.

The powder room on the Parlor floor features Kelly Wearstler designed tile, marble, honed granite top and Toto Neorest water closet. Other bathrooms outfitted similarly.
6 wood burning fireplaces have been completely rebuilt with new flues, dampers and fireboxes and fireplace surrounds.

The south-facing rear garden features bluestone hardscape, irrigated planters, 20′ high bamboo, hardwood fences and benches, water feature and dedicated gas for barbeque.

Rooftop penthouse retreat features private outdoor terrace, south-facing Juliet balcony, spa-like bathroom with steam shower.

Mahogany-clad 980 bottle wine cellar, and a climate controlled air conditioning system to keep your collection stable.

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NEW BUILDING SYSTEMS

New, seven zone, air conditioning system has glycol chillers on roof; also two redundant boilers and heat exchangers with new duct system ensure precise climate control.

Lighting design by R F Wilson Design features a Lutron Homeworks system of thoughtfully placed, low consumption, remote controlled lights and shades

Audio/visual system with built-in speakers throughout the house and outdoor areas connected to a central multimedia audio/video server also with remote control and for your a/v equipment.

Elevator stops on 6 levels with the capability of providing service to all 7 floors.

All new plumbing, sprinkler and electrical systems.

Security with motion detectors, glass break alarms, new multi-point internet addressable intercom.

This listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman

 

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