Once home to NYC political luminaries and foreign ambassadors, 66 West 87th Street is now available for the true Upper West Sider who appreciates stunning handcarved detail worthy of Downton Abbey, coupled with must-have modern kitchen and luxurious baths. This beautiful 1895 Jacobean Revival home has a spectacular central staircase, allowing wide landings and mansion-like full width rooms front and back on all levels. The layout allows for both grand entertaining and intimate gatherings, and easily accommodates both classically elegant or more modern/transitional dcor. 1st Floor: Grand 19 x 11 reception gallery with detailed woodwork, welcoming fireplace, and separate seating nook. The southern wing features an immense @ 26x15 state of the art Chef's kitchen, with Wolf double oven, 5 burner stove-top range, professional hood, Sub Zero refrigerator, white Caesarstone counters, center work island with sink, plus a separate dining area big enough to seat 8 and an extra home office zone. French doors lead to the 37x16 professionally landscaped garden, perfect for barbecuing, relaxing, or entertaining. Off the kitchen is a full laundry room and 1/2 bath, along with bonus sink, storage, and second garden entrance. There is an additional service entrance at the front.2nd Floor: The second floor opens to an elegant 15 x 10 landing, graced by a full wall mural by famed artist Valentino Cortazar. Period pocket doors open to the elegant living room with bay windows, 11' ceilings, gas fireplace ,and original plaster trim in impeccable condition. The dining room can host your largest party under its canopy of beams and wood wainscoting. There is a bonus butler's pantry with dishwasher, sink, refrigerator, and 1/2 bath, and a private back stairway to the kitchen.3rd Floor: To the north is a fine 21 den lined with warm wood bookshelves to match the detail of the fireplace mantle. To the south lies the private master bedroom, featuring a luxurious brand new modern white bath en-suite with glass stall shower, free-standing "egg" soaking tub, dual sink vanity in white Calacatta marble, Toto toilet, and its own gas fireplace. A tremendous 14 walk in closet hides behind pocket doors.4th Floor Two generously proportioned bedrooms, each @ 17 x 15, plus new white marble shared bath, and a bonus wardrobe/dressing area. The southern bedroom also has direct access to a private roof deck overlooking the garden, and the stained glass skylight brings sunlight to the hall.5th Floor: 21.6 x 14.6 bonus bedroom, with huge storage closet and private bath. Basement Level: The finished basement has a @ 29 x 13.7 main room perfect for home gym/office/hangout, plus a 13.5 x 8.7 windowed bonus room for guests, full bath, private sauna, and separate utility room.Utilities: This home has gas fired steam heat throughout, central air on the lower floors, plus window/wall a/cs in the upstairs bedrooms. * Landmarked - Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District* Lot: 16 x 100.67* House: 16 x 60, 5 stories, plus basement and extension* FAR as built: 2.87; Total FAR: 10*. Square Footage as Built: 4,623sf PLUS 1,088sf finished basement * Information provided by Property Shark.