Comfort & Elegance. Live along the Expansive Riverside Park above the Hudson, in a Serene, Intimate and well maintained Upper West Side Residence. Pre-war class and elegance. One of the best full-service and most desirable cooperatives on Riverside Drive.
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Built in 1926 and designed by renowned architect Rosario Candela, the most famous architect of pre-war luxury apartment buildings, 285 Riverside Drive amenities include a full-time doorman, porter services, a live-in resident manager, a huge central laundry, bike and private storage facilities. Financials are strong and the carrying costs are low. Enter the distinguished building and you are immediately struck by a sense of grandeur with its original wrought-iron entrance doors and its unique and sumptuous lobby with its black and white marble floors and its elegant carved coffered ceilings.
The grand and comfortable "Classic Six" residence with a contemporary touch offering approx.1900 sf with three large bedrooms and their en-suite windowed bathrooms is situated on the 7th floor. An elegant landing greets you as you step out of the elevator. In the apartment, the long and wide hallway distributes the good flow and leads to the living room, dining area, kitchen and bedrooms. It features a beautiful dark walnut flooring throughout, integrated speakers and a vented washer and dryer. You will find all the abundance of storage, closets, counter and cabinet space you can dream of. The lighting has been intelligently and efficiently set up with dimmers to create a warm ambiance throughout the apartment.
The bright and spacious living room boasts two oversized double-pane windows overlooking a peaceful tree lined street with side park and river views. It is extended with a dining area conveniently located next to the kitchen.
The south-facing windowed eat-in kitchen with porcelain tiles, pending and recessed lighting has been opened-up for modern living. It has been designed with custom cabinetry, tile work, stainless-steel appliances including a professional Wolf 6-burner stove, a wall mounted vent hood, a Kitchen Aid dishwasher, a large Sub-Zero fridge, silestone countertops and large breakfast bar with seating, numerous cabinets, a Liebherr 24-bottle built-in wine cooler and integrated home sound system.
The generously proportioned master bedroom offers an oversized double-pane window and two deep walk-in closets, one has been converted to an office space. The en-suite windowed and all tiled bathroom has been renovated with a double sink and a stall shower.
The second bedroom is spacious and flooded with light from its two oversized windows. It includes a wide closet and an en-suite renovated windowed bathroom with a Whirlpool bath tub.
The third bedroom has a closet and can easily accommodate a desk and a dresser. Its two large windows are facing the rear of the building. The adjacent bathroom has a stall shower and two windows.
This area of Riverside Drive is very close to gardens, playgrounds, dog runs, volley-ball/basketball/tennis courts, soccer fields, biking paths along the Hudson River, shops, restaurants, schools and transportation. Close to bus stops (96th street cross-town), 1-2-3 subway stations, the Westside Food, Whole Foods and Home Goods markets. Easy access to the Henry Hudson Parkway.
''The neighborhood in the 100's has more of a small-town feeling, with people strolling over to the Columbia University campus and sitting in coffee shops". "Other monuments adding a sense of history to the Drive are the Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial, the Joan of Arc Memorial statue, the Firemen's Memorial and Grant's Tomb, set on a hill overlooking the river". "The Riverside-West 105th Street Historic District, consisting of a group of French Beaux-Arts town houses (1899-1902) is known as ''Paris on the Hudson.'' Several world-renown institutions reside in the area including the Cathedral of St John the Divine, the Riverside Church, and the main campus of Columbia University.