When 26 West 76th Street came on the market with Corcoran late last year, The Times sniffed that its $25 million tag was 60 percent more expensive than the priciest townhouse ever sold on the Upper West Side. But how could anyone complain when the townhouse’s floor plan has so much gargantuan, Dickensian grandeur?
There isn’t just a chef’s kitchen (with an adjoining family room facing the south garden); there’s a scullery (“a room for cleaning and storing dishes and cooking utensils and for doing messy kitchen work,” says Webster’s), plus a fifth-floor kitchen and a “serving kitchen” on the parlor floor, too.
The basement alone has a 19-foot gym, a 20.5-foot playroom, the townhouse’s second laundry area, and a wine cellar that holds over 1,900 bottles. Better yet, the rooftop (not shown) has two hefty terraces and a 467-square-foot solarium—but not a room for sleds, which is on the first floor. — Max Abelson