63 West 89th Street
Cpw & Columbus Ave Upper West Side
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Fully finished basement under Garden Floor suitable for a round of pool or some batting practice. Large Storage Facility plus two pristine rooms housing boiler, heating, electrical etc. All of which are up to city code standards.
Top Floor: Three Bedrooms
Front facing large bedroom with bowed windows, gas fireplace, adjoining bathroom. Second, Middle, Loft Bedroom, skylight with bath next door. Third, garden facing bedroom with unfinished terrace.
Master Bedroom Suite Floor
Front Study/Media Room or potential 6th Bedroom with gas fireplace. Wood paneled Dressing Room with original shaving sink. Master Bedroom (overlooks private garden) with woodburning fireplace, double-sink bathroom with glass shower stall plus claw-foot tub.
Front facing Parlour/Piano Room with gas fireplace. Original Pocket Doors. Formal Dining Room with wood beamed ceiling. Smallbone Kitchen with Gaggenau Range, Sub-Zero, leads to glassed in laundry room. Private Garden designed by award winning landscaper Nigel Rollings (currently a teacher at the Brooklyn Botannic Garden)
Front Garden, Gated Entrance. South facing front Study or Bedroom with decorative fireplace, full bath. Formal Dining Room facing back garden. Kitchen leads to glassed in laundry room extension that leads to Private Garden.
- Approx. Sq. Ft.4,200
- Alarm system
- Decorative fireplace
- Gas fireplaces
- Guarantors allowed
- Wood-burning fireplace
It's 1894. The city is in a stage of rebirth after the Great Financial Crisis of '93. A row of new brownstones sprout up along W. 89th...#63 is one of them. Through the years that followed, the neighborhood had its trials and glories. In 1968, Mr. & Mrs. George Voskovec strolled by the house which was being used, boarding house style, by eight men. Mr. Voskovec, a hero of the Czech resistance in the 1930's, an accomplished stage and screen actor, plus a new American citizen was persuasive in convincing the gentlemen to move so he could buy the house which enchanted him. The couple lovingly restored their home to its original grandeur paying close attention to the scrollwork, chair-rails, banisters, wood shutters and fireplace adornments. During their 13 years of residence, there was a beehive of activity with parties for musicians, actors and Czech refugees. Many movie buffs might recognize Mr. Voskovec for his role in "12 Angry Men". In all he made 72 films. In 1981 when the Voskovecs' decided to retire, another couple fell in love with #63. They have stayed, raising a now-grown family, to the present day. The current owners willingly assumed the mantle of keeping the architectural details intact. Take a good look at all the photos and floorplans, there's lots of room to spread out while absorbing the history that lies within. You're invited to visit, perhaps you'll be lucky enough to assume the mantle next. This is a co-exclusive with Halstead Property.
Additional features of this building include: Beautifully preserved original detail throughout, Five Bedrooms, Five Baths, Glassed in Laundry Room, High ceilings, North & South Exposures, More than 660 sq ft of private garden, Park Block, Historic District, Built 1894, Good Condition, Co-Exclusive, Six fully operative fireplaces; one decorative, and Garden design by Nigel Rollings.
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