Redefine through renovation or restoration, the choice is yours! Bring your vision to this grand 13-room home that is full of original details located on Riverside Drive. This rare pre-war home is one of the last remaining units in the building with the original layout. The current layout consists of a private entry foyer and walk-in closet, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, bay windowed living room and formal dining room with a fireplace, staff common room, 2 staff quarters, library, eat-in kitchen, and ample storage throughout. In junction with the sprawling layout and 9' ceilings, architectural enthusiasts will admire the original mahogany inlaid hardwood floors throughout, original pocket doors, plaster moldings, beamed ceilings, and three fireplaces. The floorplan can seamlessly flex to 5-bedrooms with a home office while still maintaining space for formal dining. The possibilities are endless, and the direct west river view is timeless. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to reimagine a piece of history in Manhattan's desired Upper West Side. 194 Riverside Drive was completed at the turn of the century and designed by the prolific New York architect, Ralph S. Townsend. Once an artist haven, this Beaux-Arts design clad in buff brick, contrasting stone and terra cotta trim is one of the most robust and distinguished buildings on Riverside Drive. While the building's exterior has been preserved, the interior has been updated to include sought off modern amenities. The rooftop has recently been landscaped and furnished so you can enjoy the river views and sunsets over the Hudson. Additionally, the lower level of the building has been renovated to include a children's playroom. With Riverside Park as your neighbor, it offers a world of activities such as playgrounds, dog runs, public clay tennis courts, the famous boat basin, and Hudson Greenway bike path providing access to Manhattan's entire westside.Showings by appointment only.