Renaissance Revival Mansion on Riverside Drive For Sale

Known as the Carroll Mansion, a 50 foot wide property at 86 Riverside Drive, located at 81st Street, has hit the market for $8 million. The massive house was built in 1898 by Clarence True, a defining architect of the Upper West Side and the man behind many of the most beautiful townhouses in the neighborhood.

The massive limestone mansion comes with 19 rooms spread across 5 floors, and an approximate total square footage of 8,434′.

All original detail is intact – but the ideal buyer is definitely someone who’s willing to put in some work!


With 9 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms, the exquisite Riverside Drive property is filled with original woodwork. This baronial wooden staircase is accompanied by decorative panels.

86 Riverside Drive Staircase


Sunlight is ample – and there are views of Riverside Park from every room.

Carroll Mansion

A grand ballroom takes up almost the entire fourth floor; this huge space is equipped with seven arched windows facing the park.

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There are also bay windows on four out of five floors; those pictured below face north.

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Additional features include four planting terraces, sliding French doors, wood paneling, coffered ceilings, original mantles, fireplaces and built-in bookcases throughout.

Riverside Drive Mansion for sale

RSD Mansion

86 Riverside Drive Carroll Mansion

UWS Mansion For Sale

All photos by Mike Tauber.

86 Riverside Drive is listed with Pamela D’Arc and Laurence Asseraf of Stribling at Compass.

Here is a full look at the listing.

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