• MLS# RPLU-21921613047ID
  • Townhouse
  • Beds: 6
  • Baths: 3.5
  • MLS# RPLU-21921613047ID
  • Townhouse
  • Beds: 6
  • Baths: 3.5

1 West 123rd Street --- 31 Mt Morris Park West

Winner of the 2022 LUCY G. MOSES PRESERVATION Award

THE JOHN DWIGHT HOUSE - PAST IS PROLOGUE


Following the lead of McKim, Mead & White, this house was built in 1890 in the neo-Renaissance Revival style by architect Frank Hill Smith for John Dwight. It was erected during The Gilded Age (from 1875 to 1900 or 1910), and financed by his baking soda empire, Arm and Hammer. This product dominated the market from 1873 onward and is still popular today. Frank Hill Smith was also a painter who collaborated with William Morris Hunt in the 1880s, which may account for his preoccupation with interior design and color, which is reflected in the house we see today.

AWARD WINNING HISTORIC RENOVATION

During their decade long ownership, the present owners engaged the illustrious architect, Samuel G. White, the great grandson of Stanford White, to restore the interior design elements and original floor plan of this house. The mission of White's varied architectural practice is defined as "combining historic restoration and adaptive reuse with new designs and historic settings" and this house offered the perfect palette. Among many other projects, White has modernized Stanford White's Astor Court in Rhinebeck with a similar philosophy. Astor Court was built originally built for John Jacob Astor IV and inspired by The Grand Trianon at Versailles.

CORNER HOUSE WITH EXCEPTIONAL LIGHT


As New York townhouses tend to be adjacent to each other facing north and south, finding a corner house with light on three sides is extremely rare.

This house faces west, south and east, with sets of huge square windows and an amazing five corner rooms. The numerous windows on the long side of the house infuse the interior with an exceptional amount of light. Further adding to the abundant light are four oval rooms on the long side of the building also with huge sets of windows.

In total, the house possesses 52 large windows, an extraordinary number. Few houses are so blessed with this amount of natural light.

LAYOUT


Basement

Approx. 2,540 SqFt
Four Storage Rooms
Wine Cellar
Gas/Meter Room
Two Sidewalk Vaults
Laundry Room
Powder Room
Meter Room
Boiler Room
Elevator/Mechanics Room
Workshop/Storage Room

Ground Floor
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Approx. 2,260 SqFt Interior, 795 SqFt Exterior
Entry Hall
Dining Room
Powder Room
Corridor
Eat-In Kitchen
Pantry
Library
Elevator
Double-Door Entrance (Steel Door and Wooden Door)

Parlor Floor

Approx. 2,160 SqFt
Large Hall
Oval Reading Room + Fireplace
Corridor
Back Room
Library with Skylight
Elevator
Drawing Room + Fireplace

Third Floor
Approx. 1,665 SqFt Interior, 495 SqFt Exterior
Large Hall
Bedroom/Study + Fireplace
Terrace
Full Bathroom
Oval Bedroom + Fireplace
Elevator
Dressing Room

Fourth Floor
Approx. 1,665 SqFt
Anteroom
Bedroom/Study + Fireplace
Dressing Room
Full Bathroom
Oval Bedroom + Fireplace
Elevator

Fifth Floor
Approx. 1,665 SqFt
Skylight Room
Kitchen and Laundry Room
Dressing Room
Full Bathroom
Bedroom / Study + Fireplace
Oval Bedroom
Elevator

Building: 25 FT Wide and 92 FT Depth
Lot: 25 FT Wide and 100 FT Depth
Rooms: 15
Bedrooms: 6
Full Bathrooms: 3
Powder Rooms: 2
Two Kitchens
Two Laundry Rooms
Two Sets of Staircases
Elevator (Non-functional, can be restored)(Original mechanics)

With a total Gross Interior Square Footage of Approx. 11,955 (including the Basement of Approx. 2,540 Gross Square Feet). The total Exterior space is approx. 1,290 Square Feet, this includes the front outdoor space and the terrace (the outdoor square footage is separate from the interior Gross Square Footage).

THE FUTURE IS YOURS

These owners have been loyal custodians of the restoration of the interior design elements and original floorplan of this illustrious building. Now it will be the next owner's opportunity to carry forward their own vision within this remarkable property.

Courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales LLC

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