404 Riverside Dr 12-E New York, NY 10025$1,575,000 - For Sale
Welcome to residence 12Ewhere iconic history meets modern luxuryat the coveted, superbly-designed Strathmore. Sunbathed, sprawling, and turn-key, this triple-exposure property has been pristinely and creatively renovated with fine attention to detail, is complete with soaring ceilings and abundant storage, and offers absolutely magical park, river, and city viewsindulge in both sunrises and sunsets both from the comfort of your own home!
As one enters into the gracious entry foyer, they are immediately greeted by gleaming sunlight and iconic views through three large windows and can truly feel the grandiosity of the 10'6' ceilings. The sprawling great room makes a charismatic statement with a decorative fireplace, custom built-in bookshelves and hidden storage, and four tall windows, artfully framing magnificent views of Riverside Park, the Hudson River, and various city landmarks. The meticulously laid out, windowed chef's kitchen is complete with top-tier appliances including a vented, six-burner Viking range, sub-zero refrigerator, and dishwasher, ebony quartz countertops, and flooring, and abundant custom storage. The king-sized master bedroom envelops one in peaceful energy and chic luxury and is complete with stunning en-suite, white marble bathroom with steam shower and plentiful linen storage and two sizable closets with additional storage overhead. The second bedroom also accommodates a king-sized bed, has an adjacent closet and a laundry station with a Bosch stacked washer/dryer, and boasts a beautifully-designed, windowed bathroom with floor-to-ceiling custom stonework. The property also features central air throughout, beamed ceilings and crown moldings, overhead lighting and chandeliers, and a total of six significantly-sized closets. From the stripped metal front door to the thoughtful built-in shelving and storage, no detail has been overlooked in the intelligent and sophisticated design of this illustrious, historic masterpiece.
The Strathmore is a full-service cooperative which boasts a doorman, a live-in resident manager, private storage, and bicycle storage which was built in 1909 by the design team of Schwartz and Gross and remains one of the most treasured gems on the ever classic and iconic Riverside Drive. This extraordinary twelve-story building has a distinctive entrance marquee that was originally made of glass with dramatic five-globed torchieres positioned at each side. Rusticated limestone forms the four-story base of the building with dark redbrick comprising the middle stories and a three-story limestone and terra cotta capital rises to meet the rooftop cornice. The cooperative was incorporated in 1967 and is currently comprised of only 48 units. The building also happens to be the filming location from the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel! Pets are welcomed and the building allows for 67% financing.
The building is situated at the edge of the lush, sprawling, yet magically intimate, storied Riverside Park. The utopian 330 acre stretch of paradise running along the west side from the Upper West Side to Washington Heights, is the blissful backyard of those fortunate few who step out their doors to it's sloping lawns, stately trees, joyous ball fields, and meandering paths. Frederick Law Olmsted laid out the first plans for the park in 1872 which included the dignified, beautifully landscaped Riverside Drive. The result, stretching from West 72nd to 125th Streets, was a park with grand, tree-lined boulevards, combined with an English-style rustic park with informally arranged trees and shrubs, contrasting natural enclosures, and open vistas.The development of the park encouraged the construction of mansions along the drive, The Strathmore, included.
The vibrant and eclectic Morningside Heights feels like a little village yet is constantly brimming with energy and offers a delightful mix of fabulous restaurants and authentic shops, unique cultural opportunities, incredible architecture, and plenty of green space, including Sakura Park with more than 2000 Cherry Blossom trees. Residents treasure the Columbia Greenmarket, Tom's Restaurant (Seinfeld), The West End Bar and jazz institution, Book Culture, The Hungarian Pastry Shop, Massawa, Max Soha, Community Food and Juice, Marlow Bistro, Mondal Chocolates, the peacocks who walk among the flowering plants in the garden behind St. John the Divine, and so much more.
MLS #: OLRS-1958765