Upper West Side Brownstone on a Storied Block Asks $16.5M

Seeing pictures of New York City a century ago can be a shock. As they say, “Rome wasn’t built in a day” and neither was this incredible metropolis. In the 1890s, the streets of the Upper West Side were being rapidly developed and savvy business types took note. On West 70th Street, rows of brownstones became a magnet for Manhattan’s (then) up-and-coming financiers and the street was soon home to Marcus Goldman, his son-in-law and firm partner Samuel Sachs, and Bernard Baruch, according to the NY Times. Sitting on a historic block of bankers, it’s no surprise this brownstone is listed for a pricey $16.5 million.

Restored by fashion designer Perry Ellis, the 1891-built home has style and charm. Throughout the restoration process, original mahogany, cherry, and oak details were preserved while additions like floor-to-ceiling French casement windows and Art Deco bathrooms from The Savoy Hotel in London made the home that much more unique.

Like most stately Uptown brownstones, the residence has a lovely garden level and grand rooms filled with light. The parlor floor is particularly eye-catching with a paneled vestibule and coffer ceilings. Adding more historic allure, there is a dumbwaiter in the kitchen that can deliver food up for breakfast in bed or a midnight snack while working in the master suite’s library.

An abundance of space comes with the massive price tag, 6 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, and 7,200-square-feet to be exact. There are plenty of cozy corners to find and even stained glass to spot at this home listed with Roberta Golubock of Sotheby’s International Realty.