Wordless Wednsday: West 86th Street Gilbert Townhouses

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West 86th Street Townhouses

A $25.1 million first mortgage secured by three adjacent buildings at 272-276 West 86th Street is on the market according to The Real Deal. The loan was used to refinance 272 West 86th Street and aquire 274 and 276 West 86th Street, as well as fund tenant buyouts and pre-development costs at the properties. The pre-war walk up buildings are each 5 stories and have a combinred 18,645 square feet spread out over 30 units. The lot allows for 61,290 buildable square feet.

At the same time, community efforts are underway to Save the West 86th Street Townhouses. A petition to NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission was created by West End Preservation Society.

These West 86th Street Gilbert townhouses are built in the French Neo-Renaissance style with delightful details worked into their stone facades. These buildings exhibit rounded bays running up three stories of the buildings, petite balconies, intricate floral swags atop the tall windows and mirror-image placement with respect to one another. This unique architectural design allows each of the four structures to be differentiated from the other yet at the same time exhibits a smooth, sensuous curve when viewing the four together. West 86th Street was once all townhouses from Central Park West to Riverside Drive.

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Brenda Carus
Century 21 Zwygart Real Estate - Monroe, WI

There must be such history in that building.  The style and detail are simply wonderful.

Feb 24, 2010 06:48 AM #1
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Monique Hailer
Schooner Bay Realty., Inc. & CENTURY 21 New Millenniun - Cape Coral, FL
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I love the architectural details of old buildings. I hope it is saved.

Feb 24, 2010 07:25 AM #2
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Gloria Todor
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Mitchell, makes me think that your photo could have been included in Nancy Conner's post  Wordless Wednesday - Guess Which Photo is in the US., not Europe http://activerain.com/blogsview/1512389/wordless-wednesday-guess-which-photo-is-in-the-u-s-not-europe     ----Gloria

Feb 24, 2010 07:32 AM #3
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Hannah Williams
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Mitchell..Oh how wonderful to see such architectural beauties....So much history I hope they can be restored and saved ..I just love your post ....

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Feb 24, 2010 08:36 AM #4
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Mitchell J Hall
Compass - Manhattan, NY
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Brenda, If only the walls could talk. lol

Monique, They can use a good washing on the facade but beautiful old world architectural details.

Doug, Thanks, I just put my put my guess in on Nancy Conner's post.

Hannah, Thanks, I hope their saved because I live across the street and my view looks over them.

Feb 24, 2010 09:01 AM #5
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Laura Cerrano
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Mitchell, They look absolutely beautiful....I'm sure I've passed them in my travels but didn't know this information.

Feb 24, 2010 04:34 PM #7
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Mike Sparks
The House Company Galveston Texas - Galveston, TX
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That would be a travesty to loose those beautiful buildings.  I hope big money doesn't win out this time.

Feb 25, 2010 10:09 AM #8
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Lizette Fitzpatrick
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I love old buildings.  Thanks, for this great post--Mitchell.   I hate when they don't restore old buildings especially when there is so much history.

Feb 26, 2010 01:00 AM #9
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Jennifer Fivelsdal
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Mitchell this is a lovely building, so many truly historic sites in the city a I agree with Lizette your postings are always a wealth of information.

Mar 17, 2010 10:49 AM #10
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John Combs
Alan Deblat Real Estate Corp. - Oceanside, NY

That looks like a great  old building. I hope the original design can be saved.

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