THE PYTHIAN, 135 West 70th St, 8H - Upper West Side, New York
This unique, lofty, prewar condo residence at The Pythian is a rarity on the Upper West Side. An oversized living room with soaring, 22' ceilings, double-height windows, and a separate dining area with two exposures breaks every mold. East-facing windows offer views of the Pythian's remarkable Egyptian revival facade detail, and beautiful city and skyline views. The other faces west and features the attractive steeple and turrets of the neighboring church. A private terrace sits off the living room and features a sweeping southern view of the city. The renovated kitchen has beautiful granite counter-tops, an abundance of work space, beautiful wood cabinetry with plenty of storage and a private washer/dryer. The appliances are stainless steel, including a sub-zero refrigerator and a Viking stove. The second floor consists of a large master bedroom with a wall of closets, a renovated marble bathroom with an oversized stall shower and a separate office or den which overlooks the second bedroom below and has access to a huge walk in closet. The Pythian is a full service building and architectural gem, designed by Thomas Lambin 1927 as a temple for the Knights of the Pythias, a fraternal organization founded in 1864, and converted to a condominium in 1983. The buff brick facade of the building is decorated with brightly-colored glazed terracotta in a striking ancient Egyptian style.
This listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman