25 West 88th Street (Rental)

Property Details

25 West 88th Street

Status: Active

Type: Townhouse

  • Front Facade (3)
  • Front Stoop (6)
  • Kitchen (1)
  • Kitchen (2)
  • Master Bathroom (1)
  • Master Bathroom (3)
  • Master Bathroom (6)
  • Master Bedroom (1)
  • Master Bedroom (4)
  • Master Bedroom (5)
  • Master Bedroom (7)
  • Parlor Floor (1)
  • Parlor Floor (3)
  • Parlor Floor (4)
  • Penthouse (2)
  • Penthouse (3)
  • Studio (3)
  • Studio (4)
  • Study (2) (1)
  • Roof yard (7)
  • Roof yard (8) (1)
  • Rear Facade (2)
Property ID: N/A
Listing Price: $17,500,000
Square Footage: 8,068 sq. ft.
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 8


  • High-End Finishes Throughout
  • Platinum LEED
  • Certified High Speed Elevator
  • Lutron Lighting and Shade Control
  • Air Purification System
  • 20'-Wide Renovated Home


25 West 88th Street is one of the finest renovated single-family townhomes on the Upper West Side, designed by architects Thom & Wilson in 1889. This home is possibly the first in Manhattan to receive its national designation as a Platinum Certified LEED Home and Passive Energy Certification. Spread across over 8,000 square feet of interior living space and six floors with a finished cellar is six bedrooms plus several activity rooms leaving space for exercise, meditation and crafts. The recent renovation was the work of Baxt/Ingui Architects, the top NYC LEED and Passive home builders, Robert Taffera Inc., renowned builders of brownstone homes, as well as the owners. This collaboration resulted in a masterpiece of design, energy savings, and the detail.

Key features of the home include:

– Recent gut rehab of interior and new brownstone replacement of the historic 1885 exterior

– High speed elevator (100 ft/sec) stops at all seven levels, including cellar and penthouse

– Large eat-in chef’s kitchen outfitted with Gaggenau, Wolf, Sub-Zero and Miele appliances

– 42” Wolf barbecue grill with dedicated gas line in backyard

– 500 bottle wine cellar

– Penthouse terrace has outdoor gas fireplace

– Upper floor kitchenette for guests and penthouse entertaining

– AV speakers throughout house and exterior areas with server controlled by iPads and iPhones

– Bathrooms throughout house appointed with Waterworks fixtures

– Steam shower adjacent to studio appointed for yoga, dance, art and entertainment

– EcoSmart Fireplaces provide instant, smoke-free fires requiring no clean up

– Lutron HomeWorks System control of all lighting and shades allows for automatic on/off dimming to match owner schedules and remote-control access from iPhones and iPads
– Security motion detectors, video cameras and alerts with remote control via iPhone or iPads

– Penthouse terrace and staircase to rooftop

– Koi Pond and granite sculpture with year-round circulation system

– Custom rear yard fencing and penthouse benches made from recycled Coney Island boardwalk

– Continuous hospital grade (HEPA 13) filters and plasma ionizers create superior air quality by eliminating all microbes, odors and other contaminants
– Tensui System’s triple filtration of water supply eliminates all microbes, toxins and unwanted metals from drinking, cooking and cleaning water throughout the whole house

– Whole house humidification system provides relief from cracked skin, dry eyes and sinus blockage

– Crestron control of HVAC coupled with superior insulation creates draft-free, equalized temperatures throughout the entire house for remarkable year-round comfort

– Zola tilt-and-turn European-designed triple pane glass windows a create noticeably quieter, more relaxing environment

– Back-up gas fired generator protects against electric grid brown-outs and black-outs

– Solar panels provide up to 5KV of energy generation

– Superior insulation, windows/doors, LED lighting and energy generation result in significant savings

– LEED Platinum Award & Passive House Award

Located on one of the prettiest tree-lined blocks on the Upper West Side, steps from Central Park, top schools, fine dining, and public transportation, 25 West 88th Street offers premier City living in the form of a design masterpiece.

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