Manhattan's Riverside Drive hold some of the most gorgeous homes in all of New York, and the 26-foot-wide, semi-attached mansion at no. 352 is no exception. Listed in the National Registry of Historic Places, the 1901 Robert D. Kohn-designed home has just hit the market for $19.795 million, and if it sells for that price, it will be the second most expensive home ever sold on the Upper West Side. Helen LaKelly Hunt, daughter of oil tycoon H.L. Hunt paid a record $15.75 million for it in 2007, but the priciest spot is now held by the $22.375 million sale of 247 Central Park West in 2011 (and that house is trying to break that record again).
The Beaux Arts limestone and brick house has a bowed base with an entry that leads into the original tiled mosaic foyer, and "a grand mahogany staircase that sits underneath a Tiffany stained glass skylight" connects the home's five stories. Over 10,000 square feet, there are nine bedrooms, six full bathrooms, three powder rooms, and eight wood-burning fireplaces with "ornately carved mantels." Other original features include a wood-paneled elevator, coffered ceilings, Juliet balconies, inlaid oak floors, "highly decorative" moldings, and pocket doors. And let's not forget the private garden, patio, and rooftop terrace.
· Listing: 352 Riverside Drive [Warburg via StreetEasy]
· The 1901 Adolphe Openhym House - 352 Riverside Drive [Daytonian]