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JLL has been retained on an exclusive basis to arrange for the sale of 59 and 61 West 70th Street, two contiguous, twenty (20) foot wide brownstones designed by Charles Buek & Co. (Astor Row) and constructed in 1890-91. Located on the north side of West 70th Street, between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue, Nos. 59 and 61 are the center, mirrored pair of an original row of four (Nos. 57, 59, 61 and 63) featuring adjoining five-story rear extensions, an exceptionally bright 40’ x 37’ connected garden area, and dual penthouse additions.
Each Renaissance Revival style rowhouse is currently divided into five expansive fair-market floor-through apartments (ten in all) which will be delivered vacant. Layouts in each building are virtually identical, consisting in the aggregate of two side-by-side, two-bedroom/ three-bath garden duplexes with finished basement recreation rooms, six three-bedroom/ three-bath apartments on the second through fourth
levels, and two huge four-bedroom/three-bath Penthouse Units with spacious outdoor terraces both front and rear. In addition, each apartment is serviced by its own dedicated gas-fired boiler and hot water heater providing individually controlled heating.
The possibilities that come with an offering of this distinction are endless: the ability to create a light-filled, luxurious, forty (40) foot wide mansion; headquarters for an institution or foundation; a live + income opportunity featuring a massive owner’s unit with additional rental apartments; or maintaining the current configuration as a trophy investment.
Ideally situated in the heart of the Upper West Side on one of the neighborhood’s most desirable treelined blocks just steps from Central Park, Museums, Premier Schools, Public Transit, and Lincoln Center, these historic properties represent a truly RARE and EXCEPTIONAL offering. The neighboring property at 63 West 70th Street is also separately available for sale.