Live in a Castle on Riverside Drive With Park and River Views
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Features: * Amazing Location * Full Kitchen * Designer bathroom finishings * Breathtaking views of riverside park and the river * 2 Walk in closets * Art Gallery * Amazing Original Detail * Can be Semi-Furnished CALL MATTHEW NOW 212-417-0567
This spectacularly designed Clarence True townhouse is one of an extant row of five overlooking Riverside Park. Built in True’s signature low-stoop Elizabethan Renaissance style, this New York City townhouse is distinguished by elegance and comfort. The interiors reference the tastes of the 19th century and the fine arts of the Renaissance and the Classical periods.
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Riverside Park is a scenic waterfront public park on the Upper West Side of the borough of Manhattan in New York City, operated and maintained by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. The park consists of a narrow four-mile (6 km) strip of land between the Hudson River and the gently curving rise-and-fall of Riverside Drive. When the park was first laid out, access to the river was blocked by the right-of-way of the New York Central Railroad West Side Line; later it was covered over with an esplanade lined with honey-locusts. Riverside Park also contains part of the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway which encircles Manhattan's waterfronts, with car-free bike routes.
About Clarence True: True "worked in the office of the Gothicist Richard M. Upjohn until he went out on his own in 1884 with a few minor commissions, like two in Queens: a Queen Anne cottage in Flushing and a Gothic-style clubhouse for the Aerial Athletic Association in Woodside." About 1890 Judson hired True, at that point a newly established architect. The same year, True planned his first row houses on the West Side of New York City. In 1891 he designed buildings at 157 and 159 West 88th Street, the low stoop row houses were each constructed for US$12, 000 a piece. His development corporation for his speculative buildings was the Riverside Building Company.
Two richly varied rows of True's signature "low-stoop" townhouses, contrasting harmoniously in Italian, French Gothic and Flemish Renaissance taste, remain to recall his presence in the Upper West Side; they are at 316-26 West 85th Street (1892) and at 103, 104, 105, and 107-109 Riverside Drive awith 332 West 83 Street (1898–99).
An additional row remains at 469-77 West 143rd Street (1893), which includes four townhouses and one five-story multifamily apartment building with commercial frontage at 1681-87 Amsterdam Avenue in Hamilton Heights, Manhattan.
William Van Alen, architect of the Chrysler Building, trained in his office. Works
* 1892: John B. Leech Residence, 520 West End Avenue. * Row of five townhouses on West 143rd Street, Hamilton Heights, Manhattan.
Upper West Side
500 sq ft
Brownstone, Diplomats OK, Receiving Room, Storage, Eat In Kitchen, Granite Kitchen, High Ceilings, Renovated, Walk In Closet