Two-Bedroom Penthouse on West End Avenue With 3,000 Square Feet of Terrace Asks $2.8M 

A room with glass walls and ceilings.Compass
/ Martin Eiden Team

A solarium further blurs the line between indoors and
outdoors.

Price:
$2,775,000

Specs: 2 beds, 2 baths, 1,400 square feet
(interior), 2,900 square feet (exterior)
Street view: A two-way, four-lane road (closed to
trucks except for local drop-offs) with wide sidewalks next to
mostly prewar buildings over 12 stories tall; a brick, five-story
Dutch Renaissance Revival building, housing a public school, is
directly across the street.
Closest train: 1 at 79th Street
5-minute walking radius: Riverside Park,
Zabar’s, Orwashers, Maison Pickle, Books of Wonder

Large private terraces are not uncommon when looking at
penthouse apartments, but few are actually larger than the space
itself, as is the case with this penthouse on the Upper West Side.
Sitting atop a 12-story Italian Renaissance–style prewar at the
corner of 82nd Street and West End Avenue (which brokers
call
the “Park Avenue of the West Side”), this penthouse
unit has 1,400 interior square feet surrounded on all four sides
with nearly 3,000 square feet of terrace.

On the market for the first time in 26 years, the apartment was
originally several maids’ quarters that were combined into one
unit by the previous owner, resulting in a somewhat unusual layout.
A private elevator entrance opens to a gallery with built-in
shelves flanking steps up to the dramatic solarium, which is
currently used as a dining room but can be turned into an extremely
“indoor-outdoor” bedroom (hence the two-bedroom claim in the
listing). The main bedroom, a narrow wing to the left of the
gallery, is lined with windows, including two small ones in the en
suite bathroom. On the other end is the open kitchen (with a
peninsula and protruding windows overlooking the terrace) and
living room, plus another bathroom. Hardwood floors, recessed
lighting, and central air run throughout the space.

All rooms have access to the wraparound terrace, including two
sets of sliding doors in the solarium. Each outdoor area is more
than wide enough for dining or lounge sets, and the views are
panoramic, with the city on three sides and the Hudson River on the
fourth. Take a video tour
here
.

Built-in bookshelves flank sliding glass doors to a bright room.Compass
/ Martin Eiden Team Pocket doors in the gallery open to the
solarium.A room with a beige sofa, glass coffee table, and built in shelves.Compass
/ Martin Eiden Team The living room has a window overlooking the
terrace on one side and double doors leading out to the terrace on
the other.A kitchen with black countertops, wood cabinets, and stainless steel appliances.Compass
/ Martin Eiden Team There’s a bathroom off the side of the
kitchen, which features protruding windows looking out to the
terrace.A bedroom surrounded by windows.Compass
/ Martin Eiden Team The main-bedroom wing features an en suite bath
and a door to the terrace.Outdoor terrace with an outdoor seating set and dining set.Compass
/ Martin Eiden Team The nearly 3,000-square-foot terrace wraps
around the apartment on all four sides.Two lounge chairs on an outdoor terrace.Compass
/ Martin Eiden Team The solarium has two sets of sliding glass
doors to access the terrace.Floorplan drawing.Compass
/ Martin Eiden Team

Source: FS – All – Real Estate News 1
Two-Bedroom Penthouse on West End Avenue With 3,000 Square
Feet of Terrace Asks .8M