40 Riverside Drive New York, NY 10023

$15,995,000 7 Bedrooms*9 Full / 1 Partial Baths

40 Riverside Drive New York, NY 10023

UWS Mansion with River Views
Total # of Rooms: 17
Year Built: 1897
tax (monthly): $14,111 
Web #: 00112563

UWS Mansion with River Views

Across from Riverside Park & the boat basin, this sun-flooded turn-of-the-century 32-ft wide mansion has 6-stories, a corner rotunda, over-sized windows & phenomenal light & views.

Soaring ceilings, immense rooms, elaborate mantels, original moldings, marble floors, chef’s kitchen & gorgeous light are incomparable features, including the 3rd-largest ballroom in a NYC home. Elevator access on 5 floors, 6 WBFs, Juliet balcony, 2 park-facing terraces, bi-level roof deck & potential for 9 bedrooms & 9 baths. Attention music lovers, art collectors & entertainers: these spaces allow for gracious public gatherings & special private retreats.

GROUND: Of the 2 entrances, the main features a wrought iron & glass door leading to a marble vestibule & adjacent gallery with elaborate moldings, WBF & wet bar. The side entrance provides discrete access to the separate one-bedroom flat, perfect for live-in help, guests & live/work.

PARLOR: The ballroom has 13-ft ceilings & a grand scale ideal for concerts & banquets. There are 5 windows, WBF & exquisitely detailed, restored woodwork and pocket doors separating the ballroom from a sitting room & full marble bath with jacuzzi tub, bidet & stall shower. Here, a suite with south-facing bay window is usable as an office, library or bedroom.

THIRD: A huge master suite with beautiful rotunda, 5 large windows, west & south light & a handsome, hand-carved WBF. A grand, light-filled dressing room is separated by pocket doors with custom closets & connects to a large bath. There is a chef’s kitchen, quiet nursery with bay window, many closets, washer/dryer & separate full bath.

FOURTH: A triple-height, atrium-style ceiling enhances the living room grandeur & rotunda. So too a huge white marble fireplace with modern embellishments: the sunlight & sweeping river views are breathtaking. A formal dining room with WBF & 3 french doors opens to a balcony. Adjacent is a chef’s kitchen with access to a rear terrace & grill. A soundproofed library & powder room complete the floor.

FIFTH: Ascend a curved glass & stainless staircase to the 5th floor. Here, another master suite & charming den with river views overlooks the living room atrium which leads to a one-of-a-kind tower terrace. Highlights include an ornate marble mantel, soaring ceiling, large windows & marble bath with soaking tub.

SIXTH: A stairwell tucked behind the gallery shelves leads to the bedroom suite. This private retreat embraces its elevation & loft-like structure as a window peeks to the living room below & skylights bring in a sense of the outdoors. From here is access to the upper & lower roof decks.

FINISHED CELLAR: Rec room, full bath, laundry, storage, mechanicals.

OUTDOOR SPACES: Many, including: a modest rear garden/pet area. Juliet balcony, rear terrace for grilling, large circular terrace with wrought-iron banister atop the rotunda & bi-level roof deck.

Cathy Taub

Senior Global Real Estate Advisor, Associate Broker
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Tena Watt

Associate Broker
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Interior Features

Total Rooms
# of Rooms: 17
Bedroom Information
# of Bedrooms: 7*
Bathroom Information
# of Full Bathrooms: 9
# of Half Bathrooms: 1
Kitchen Information
Chef's Kitchen
Design Features
Hardwood Flooring
Additional Rooms
Basement: Finished Basement
Fitness Room
Guest Suite
Home Office
Laundry Features
Washer/Dryer in Unit
Heating & Cooling
Air Conditioning
Central A/C

Exterior Features

Type of Property
Other Features
Deck / Patio
Outdoor BBQ / Fireplace
Bridge View
City/Skyline View
Park Views
Water View

Property/Lot Details

Building Amenities
Air Conditioning
Health Club/Gym
Laundry Room
Rooftop Terrace
* Represents current apartment configuration, which may not conform to official legal documentation. Purchasers should consult with their legal or architectural professionals to determine legal use parameters.
This material is based upon information which we consider reliable, but because it has been supplied by third parties, we cannot represent that it is accurate or complete, and it should not be relied upon as such. This offering is subject to errors, omissions, changes including price or withdrawal without notice. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY