Step into West 94th Street, a juxtaposition of modern furnishings and period details, and be reminded of turn-of-the-century New York, when electric streetcars began replacing horse-drawn carriages and sky-reaching towers came into being. Built in 1899, this five bedroom, five bathroom home spans five spacious floors, each filled with century-old mouldings and modern furnishings. As you tour this mingling, harmonious milieu, you’ll be as happy as one of the classical cherubs gracing the ornamental fireplaces.
The lady of the house
Your host has made a name for herself in technology. She’s a master of her trade, yet for all that she’s accomplished, she takes special pride in her one-of-a-kind home.
Boiseries and balusters
Enter through the garden level and you’ll feel right at home. An updated kitchen all in white features a wainscoted centre island, where you can prepare a meal and maintain a view of the garden. Modern recessed lighting makes this space bright and inviting. An indigo blue wall with warm toned artwork is a pretty backdrop to the eggshell white plush sofa of the living room. Honey coloured floors span the entire home, but the main attraction is the ornamental fireplace, all colours and exquisite tile.
The solid baluster at the foot of the stairs is an indication of millwork to come. Venture to the second floor, where a lovely sitting room and dining room await. Admire the ornamental wood, enamel and ivory framed fireplaces, the stately doorframes, and the delicate chandelier. Peek into the butler’s room, with its patterned parquet floors, before heading up once again.
The third floor features the master suite, with a regal sleigh bed. Pass through another set of intricate, corniced door frames to the ensuite bath. Pristine white marble and silver-framed mirrors bring you back to modernity where it’s most welcome. Or take your pick from one of the fourth floor bedrooms, where both a sky blue bed with a nail head frame and a wrought iron daybed stand ready for slumber seekers. If you’re not quite ready for bed, venture down to the basement with your nightcap.
The new city awaits
The interior of this home will leave you entranced, but the neighbourhood is full of its own pleasant distractions. Central Park is steps away – take a jog with the locals around the Reservoir or have a lazy picnic on the Great Lawn. The Museum of Natural History is only a few blocks south. Meander west to find the Hudson River greenway, or hop on the 1 or C trains for locales south.
A welcome pack will be provided on arrival and an iPhone will be available for you during the duration of your stay.
A lovely cat and dog are residents of this home. Although the host maintains a meticulous space, this home may not be suitable for guests with allergies.
Belden, the cat, will be a resident of the home during a guest stay in general she remains out of sight and out of mind. The dog will not be present during a guest stay and guests will not need to look after the cat (she is quite self sufficient).
The minimum stay length for this home is three nights....moreless
1. If you book more than 7 days before your stay starts, you can cancel within 24 hours of making it, and we will refund 100% of any charge
2. If you cancel at least 2 weeks before you are due to arrive, we charge you 50% of the stay cost
3. Once you’re within two weeks of the start of your stay, we can’t refund your booking
Please note that all prices on this site are indicative and guests should contact one fine stay directly to get up-to-date rates and availability.
Our normal check-in time is 16:00 with check-out being any time before 11:00.
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