Welcome home to this high-floor, corner 4 Bedroom, 2.5+ Bathroom apartment at the renowned Ansonia Condominium: A one of a kind residence where form meets function. OFFERED FURNISHED OR UNFURNISHED (see pricing options below).
Spanning almost 2,800 square feet and occupying the entire northeast corner of the 12th floor, residence #12-109 showcases a harmonious balance between quintessential prewar elegance and modern family living. Upon entering, guests are greeted by oversized, original double paneled doors giving way to a formal entry foyer and gallery. Rich, paneled walls conceal a powder room for guests to your right, complete with custom glass hand tiling and stone accents. On your left, a library & family room plays host to informal gatherings. Beyond the library is a separate laundry room with service entrance & washer/dryer.
Proceed further into the gallery and take in unobstructed city views east towards the Central Park West skyline and north up Broadway as the residence opens into three massive entertaining spaces: First, a 20+ foot round formal living room with soaring ceilings, original moldings, and three oversized french windows. Adjacent, a dining area (seats up to 12) stuns with a built-in china display and another oversized, arched french window facing east. Beyond the dining area is the heart of the home and arguably one of the largest kitchens ever built in The Ansonia. Customzied from top to bottom, two-toned wood cabinetry frame the space, showcasing a 6-burner viking range with dual oven, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher, wine fridge, and seemingly endless pantry/cabinet storage. A custom three-level island serves as the centerpiece, offering a division of space between the kitchen and dining room, counter seating for five, a dual sink with garbage disposal, accented by two more french windows saturating the space with sunlight throughout the day.
Uncharacteristic for most new construction and renovated apartments, Residence #12-109 was reimagined for optimal family living. Off the formal gallery is an entrance to the bedroom wing. A home office sits tucked into the hallway as well as a full bath and european-style shower room (an ideal addition for larger families with busy schedules). From there, the hallway splits into two wings flanked by an abundance of closets and built-in storage. The Master Suite, which occupies roughly half of the bedroom wing, promotes tranquility and privacy, with virtually every square inch utilized to the fullest. Custom cabinetry offers plenty of 'his and hers' storage potential in addition to a separate shoe closet. The windowed Master Bathroom rounds out this stunning suite with even more storage, a pedestal sink, and walk-in dual shower with a built-in bench.
The other half of the bedroom wing boasts three additional bedrooms: A corner bedroom with window seat and dual closets + 2 additional bedrooms each with it's own walk-in closet. All three are awash with natural sunlight and feature large french windows with unobstructed views up Broadway.
In addition to the main apartment, Residence #12-109 also has a detached staff apartment that is currently being used as a home office. This option will tack on another 350 square feet to your new home and would serve as the perfect addition for hired help, guests in town, or those requiring a live/work space.
Last, but most certainly not least, the current owners will consider leaving select pieces of their comprehensive art collection (valued at over $250,000) on display for the incoming tenants. Works vary in both size and medium, including signed pieces by the likes of Robert Rauchenberg & Sally Mann.
Completed in 1904, The Ansonia stands out as one of The Upper West Side's premier prewar condominium buildings. Steeped in history, having been home to many celebrated residents including Enrico Caruso, Babe Ruth and Arturo Toscanini. The building originally housed a farm on the roof, delivering fresh eggs daily to its tenants. It was converted to a condominium in 1992. The building also housed the Continental Baths where Bette Midler performed early in her career. It was added to the National Register of Historic places in 1980. The exquisite Beaux-Arts details make it one of the most beautiful and unique buildings in New York.
As far as location is concerned, The Ansonia's is second to none: Perched above Verde Square on 73rd Street and Broadway, you are mere steps from Fairway, Citarella, Zabar's, Lincoln Center, the 1/2/3/B/C lines, M72, M5 Express, Central Park, The Hudson River Promenade, some of the best public and private schools in the city, and more shopping & restaurants than you can name.
Garage with 24 Hour direct elevator access (parking space not included), Landscaped roof deck, Secured Storage bins for rent
Lobby Attendants: 24 hour Doorman, Porter & Concierge at the Mail-desk. 32 staff members & Live-In super
Furnished + Art Collection: $24,995/mo
Optional Detached Staff Apt/Home Office: Add $2,000/mo to any of the above pricing options