New York City, NY, USA

A Townhouse Gem on New York's Central Park

Walking into this 12,000-square-foot mansion is like stepping into a modern art museum.

Photo by: Sotheby's International Realty The foyer at 247 Central Park West opens out into a sunny parlor floor marked by art-ready walls and a stunning central staircase. The room is lit by a domed skylight five stories up.

There’s no shortage of apartment buildings along Central Park, but townhouses are a rarity. 247 Central Park West, which is currently on the market for $37 million, is one of the only single-family homes on the park — and it’s the picture definition of “rare gem.”

The six-floor, 12,000-square-foot mansion offers five bedrooms, six baths, a home theater, gym and 60-foot lap pool. The master bedroom takes up an entire floor and includes his-and-her dressing rooms, a spa-like bathroom and intimate terrace.

Most striking of all are the contemporary design details, which make the home look like a habitable modern art museum — in the best sense. Our favorite architectural touches include the glass-and-steel staircase that sweeps through several floors (though there is an elevator, if you're feeling tired) and the domed skylight that streams sunlight through the center of the home.

Fun facts: Prior owners of the home include Abigail Disney (Walt Disney's grand-niece) and Coach COO Keith Monda.


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