If you’re familiar with New York City real estate, you know it’s pretty rare to find a single-family mansion that’s still brimming with most of its original details. That’s what makes the Carroll Mansion, located at 86 Riverside Drive in Manhattan, so special.
Built in 1898 by famed architect Clarence True, the five-story Elizabethan Renaissance Revival mansion is still intact and spans 8,434 square feet. The light-filled property is brimming with original architectural details, ranging from limestone accents and coffered ceilings to ornate mantels. It offers both northern and western light, along with impressive Riverside Park views.
It is a great opportunity for someone to restore a magnificent home in an amazing location directly across from Riverside Park. The five-story Carroll Mansion, built by architect Clarence True in 1898, is on sale for $8 million.
FAMED ARCHITECT CLARENCE TRUE BUILT THE PROPERTY IN 1898.
It is located at 86 Riverside Drive in New York City.
THE FIVE-STORY MANSION IS MORE THAN 8,400 SQUARE FEET.
THE FIRST FLOOR BOASTS BAY WINDOWS, OFFERING AN ABUNDANCE OF NATURAL LIGHT.
Upon entering, you’ll find a foyer with wood panels plus a striking staircase with intricate carved details. This leads to a wood paneled reception room with bay windows, plus a kitchen, pantry, two bathrooms, and a side entrance from 81st Street.
IT HAS SEVERAL ORIGINAL MANTELS, INCLUDING THIS ONE WITH INTRICATE WOOD DETAILS.
COFFERED CEILINGS APPEAR THROUGHOUT THE HOME.
The second floor—the parlor—has a spacious landing, complete with French doors leading to a terrace with views of Riverside Park. There are also two spacious entertaining rooms, as well as a bathroom, and pantry area behind the dining room. The third floor features four large bedrooms with stunning views.
THE GRAND BALLROOM ON THE 4TH FLOOR INCLUDES FLOOR-TO-CEILING ARCHED WINDOWS.
IT HAS MULTIPLE TERRACES WITH VIEWS OF RIVERSIDE PARK.
Finally, the fifth floor boasts five bedrooms, bay windows, a large terrace with both views of Riverside Park and the curve of Riverside Drive, and much more.
THE FOYER HAS A BARONIAL WOOD STAIRCASE FEATURING ORNATE CARVED PANELS.
THE PROPERTY’S ROOF IS ALSO RICHLY DETAILED.
HERE’S ANOTHER ORIGINAL MANTEL, WHICH ADDS TO THE HOME’S CHARACTER.
Credit: Town & Country US