Storybook Charm - West 80's Townhouse
New to Market - not available since 1980! 123 West 82nd Street is the flexible charmer you've been waiting for. Presently, a 5-unit townhouse with a delightful renovated owners' garden triplex commanding more than 1/2 of the building. The upper 2 floors are 4 charming market-rate studios that can be DELIVERED VACANT. This 4-story plus a finished cellar is 20' wide and 4108 sf. Additional FAR may afford a new owner room to expand on the roof. The owners' apartment is entered through the private entrance under the stoop. The garden level includes a modern chef's eat-in solarium kitchen adjacent to the landscaped garden and contiguous to a large comfortable living/dining area. A separate office/den/guest bedroom with adjacent bathroom is conveniently located immediately off the main entryway. A sweeping staircase leads to the 2 bedrooms and 2 bathroom on the parlor floor level. 4 wood-burning adorn the owner's duplex as well as 3 others in the studio apartments. This townhouse easily lends itself to becoming a single family home or maintaining its present configuration to house a new owner in the garden duplex and have 4 rental units with their own separate entrance atop the stoop. Great light sweeps into the south-facing rooms and more muted sunlight comes into the rooms facing north. The cellar consists of the washer/dryer area, an exercise room, a small sound studio and access to the garden from a stone staircase. The upper 2 floors are comprised of 4 separate market rate, studio apartments that will be delivered vacant if desired. Presently, there are 2 month-to-month tenants. Major work has been done to the front and rear exteriors including the stoop. There is a relatively new roof in excellent condition. Conveniently located near major subway lines and bus routes. Some of the city's best food markets: Zabar's, Citarella's, Fairway, and Trader Joe's are nearby as are the highly lauded Upper West Side restaurants and retail stores. Close by are the Museum of Natural History, central Park, the New York Historical Society and the Children's Museum. There is huge potential here for the most discerning townhouse buyer.
Past history: A famous scientist, Franz Boas, known as the Father of Modern Anthropology who oversaw the Columbia Anthropology Department for more than 4 decades rented part of the house in 1895. He and his wife with 5 children lived there so Franz could work at the nearby Museum of Natural History.