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Transformed UWS Townhouse Ready for a Buyer With $17.5M

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The Queen Anne/Renaissance Revival townhouse at 38 West 87th Street is still in the process of being revived?it was built in 1891 from a design by Gilbert A. Schellenger but hasn't remained in pristine single-family form all these years?but it should be done this summer. Just in time for someone new to move in! The place is on the market for $17.5 million, and unlike many listings of this kind, it seems like the renovation will actually be finished for the new occupant. Here's just a taste of the brokerbabble:

The main entertaining areas of this home are found on the parlor, garden and fifth floor levels. The parlor level holds the grand salon, formal dining room with coffered ceilings, two fireplaces, balcony and full butler's pantry with dumbwaiter. On the garden level is a large salon/sitting area, chef's kitchen, breakfast room and a large outdoor garden. Six bedrooms are found throughout this magnificent home. The first of the guest rooms is on the garden level with its own private entrance. The master bedroom is located on the third floor with two stunning bathrooms, fire place, a sitting room and an abundance of closets throughout.

The place last sold when it was still a multi-family property, with 10 apartments on short-term leases and plans for a 6,300-square-foot single-family mansion. The buyers paid $5.15 million for the property but aren't, apparently, planning on sticking around.
· Listing: 38 West 87th Street [Blu Realty Group via StreetEasy]
· Townhouses archive [Curbed]