51 W 81st St, 2B
New York, NY 10024
Upper West Side

Off Market

Property Type
Estimated Size
Price per ft²
1 Bedroom
1 Bathroom
Home Style
Maint. Charges
Tax Deduction
Financing Allowed
New Development
51 W 81st St
Building Year
Building Floors
13 floors
Building Units
Elementary School
PS 87
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Quality like this is rare, and is always a valuable choice. The owner of this supremely unique, beautiful home is the very talented and established designer and owner of Kelly G Design. Her vision and her work have been celebrated and touted throughout the design world, and this supremely special residence is her heartfelt creation - and her personal home. This stupendous residence also has a bit of a following: It has recently been featured in a 7-page spread in House Beautiful magazine, on NBC's Open House NYC Designer Living segment, and in the design books Make the Most of Every Square Foot, and in Salvage Secrets Design & Decor. Its soulful design and its ease of living are celebrated for good reason. From the moment you step through the door, you'll know that you are in an exquisite home. Dramatically situated on the prized parlor level of its 1905 building - a unique floor coveted for its 11 foot ceilings and oversized picture windows - this masterpiece, with its decorative boxwood-planted Juliet balcony, boasts gorgeous, bright, treetop views, and an attractive vista featuring classic early 20th Century facades and storefronts. Although everything inside this feel-good home looks as if it has been here for a century or more, the architectural elements were individually collected by the designer specifically for this renovation. Repurposed treasures include antique doors, mantles, mirrors, hardware, and more. By mixing old and new, this stupendous space seamlessly merges history with modern sensibility. The entry opens into a sweet foyer, a space made grand by design and flanked by two clever closets with 9 foot tall doors (one of which masks a hidden office area). This fine foyer is a graceful transition into the kitchen, dining, and main living areas. The gorgeous kitchen is open to the living and dining spaces, boasts a signature backlit oval window, and is perfectly poised for entertaining. Its painted cabinetry, custom milled to house the designer


  • Era prewar
  • Storage
  • Elevator
  • Home office
  • Fireplace
  • Livework
  • Outdoor private
  • Era: Prewar
  • Outdoor roofgarden
  • Bright
  • Doorman

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Listing History

Jan. 14, 2015 Sold $1,285,000
Dec. 16, 2014 In Contract $1,285,000
Nov. 8, 2014 In Contract $1,285,000
Oct. 19, 2014 Available $1,285,000

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