Huge 1-bedroom 1-bathroom penthouse sits atop a sought-after prewar doorman co-op
on the Upper West Sideʼs best block. Profiled recently in The Wall Street Journal, this
rare home is situated on a gorgeous tree-lined street adjacent to the American Museum
of Natural History and is just steps to Central Park. 51 West 81st Street is convenient to
all shopping, restaurants, and transportation.
Spectacular private outdoor space. Sunlight from 3 exposures. The best location.
A quiet master-suite with 3 east-facing windows, huge walk-in closet/dressing room,
built-in speakers, and a wood-burning fireplace. Hardwood maple floors throughout the
living room, bedroom, and bathroom.
The living room features 3 east-facing windows, a wood-burning place, built-in
speakers, as well as custom-designed built-in bookshelves and radiator covers.
A full staircase leads you up to the open renovated kitchen equipped with new stainless
steel appliances and granite countertops. The kitchen is open to the solarium dining/
living room and the stunning private outdoor roof deck. Open views of Central Park, the
Rose Center, the surrounding AMNH park, and amazing city-scapes of downtown, the
Upper East and Upper West Sides. The terrace is planted and has an automatic
irrigation system plus a storage shed.
The solarium and kitchen spaces provide a wonderful perch from which to enjoy all the
times of day and all the seasons of the year. Whether itʼs dining al-fresco, practicing
yoga, reading a book, or just relaxing with friends, the private terrace offers an exquisite
sanctuary youʼll never want to leave.
This co-op has very low maintenance charges. Pied-a-terres, pets, and subletting are
allowed. There is a washer & dryer just outside this apartment which is shared with the
other apartment on the floor. Up to 75% financing is permitted. There is a superb live-in
superintendant and building staff.