UWS Unattainable Apartment Of The Week: Amazing $16MM Townhouse On West 71st

Friday, September 16th, 2011


This week’s unattainable apartment is an absolutely ridiculous townhouse located at 116 West 71st.

With 6 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, 10 wood burning fireplaces, a terrace, 2 balconies, a sauna, 500-bottle wine cellar, and a commercial grade elevator, this 8,200 sq ft townhouse might just be the nicest I’ve ever seen.

The 11’6″ ceiling on the parlor level is complimented by herringbone patterned White Oak flooring with a walnut trim. In the rear a coffered ceiling crescendos a large dining room. Open the walnut pocket doors and an influx of light and air fills this entertaining space. Enormous windows showcase a magnificent Bluestone garden with a Blazing Maple Tree.

Down a floating open riser staircase a Smallbone of Devizes chef’s kitchen is revealed. Countertops and a blacksplash of white Carrera marble compliment the walnut center island. The kitchen is expertly appointed with 40″ Wolf gas range, 48″ Subzero Refrigerator, 2 Miele dishwashers, and 2 Franke Oceania stainless steel sinks among other appliances.

From the garden level one can descend by stairs or by elevator to a fully finished and excavated basement. This floor contains a tour-de-force of amenities, including: a screening room, 6-person cedar sauna and adjacent Steamist steam shower. For the connoisseur, the 500-bottle African Bloodwood wine cellar is not to be missed.

The second floor features a master bedroom with Juliet balcony and an en-suite bathroom that sets a new standard for luxury living. The spa quality of the master bath is accentuated by the large picture window above the deep Waterworks 6 foot-soaking tub. Waterworks fixtures and beautifully striated white marble slabs adorn the bath.

The third and fourth floors feature additional expansive bedrooms complete with individual baths finished in Cream Amalfi mosaics and Grohe polished nickel fixtures. The South facing bedroom on the third floor also excites with its own palazzo style terrace. Not to be ignored, the north facing fourth floor bedroom impresses with its vaulted 11’6″ ceiling height.

The overwhelming splendor of 116 West 71st culminates in a two-tiered Brazilian Ipe wood roof deck. Spanish cedar planters and Italian rustic brick from the original facade outline a tremendous entertaining and leisure space.

The opulence of this home is matched with its innovative technological advancements. With over 5 miles of newly installed cables, the home is Crestron ready, LEED certified, contains Lutron and Lightolier lighting, and is pre-wired with HDMI, Cat5e and fiber optics. With smart home technology, while away from this house, you still remain connected to it.

This home is being offered by Rubicon Property for $16,400,00. Annual real estate taxes come to $43,587.










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