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Chicken dinner and apartment #6A at 194 Riverside drive~

194 Riverside Drive, 6A – Upper West Side, New York

DESIGNER 3-BEDROOM ON RIVERSIDE DRIVE!
Don’t miss out on this special 3-bedroom (convertible 4-bedroom) 2-bathroom apartment in mint condition with bright, tree-top views onto West 92nd Street. Every detail of this stylish, yet practical home has been carefully considered by renowned designers, Julie Schaffer of Salles Schaffer Architecture and Elizabeth Conn of Elizabeth Conn Design. Contemporary lighting and a playful use of color complement the prewar details that have been carefully preserved throughout. Hardwood floors with inlaid wood ribbon borders, a lovely original fireplace mantel with glazed terra-cotta tiles and the gentle curve of the exterior wall give the living room an old world elegance while custom built-ins add practical storage and a contemporary flair.

As featured in Elle Decor magazine, the windowed chef’s kitchen features beautiful walnut cabinetry, Corian countertops, and top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances including a Wolf 6-burner range, Miele dishwasher, SubZero refrigerator and Meile washer/dryer. A cheerful banquette seating area is the perfect spot for casual dining. There are two fully renovated, windowed bathrooms. One bathroom features gorgeous marble floor and wall tiles, a beautifully crafted custom vanity in walnut and marble and a standing shower. The other full bathroom is appointed with a bathtub with rain shower showerhead, subway tiles and Toto toilet. The spacious and serene master bedroom offers a view of the river looking northwest, excellent light and plentiful storage. There are two other bedrooms both designed to maximize storage and a multi-purpose room currently outfitted with a murphy bed that could also be used as a formal dining room, den or a fourth bedroom.

Built at the turn-of-the-century by renowned architect and longtime Upper West Side resident, Ralph Townsend, 194 Riverside Drive is a stunning apartment building designed in the Neo-Renaissance style, setting itself apart from the neighboring buildings with its curvaceous façade of bay windows, classically inspired entrance with polished granite columns and charming lion head relief sculptures on either side of the main entrance. The beautiful lobby features an elegant barrel vault with decorative coffered ceilings as well as original stained glass. The building boasts a 24-hour doorman, landscaped roof deck, playroom, private storage, bike room, and excellent live-in Super. According to local legend, architect Ralph Townsend lived on a boat offshore in the Hudson Rivers while constructing the building. Today, the location on Riverside Drive just across from Riverside Park is one of the biggest draws to residents. Pets are welcome!

This listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman

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