Set behind a rare and beautifully planted front garden, a historic stoop leads one up into the impeccably preserved interiors of this 21-foot wide, Greek Revival single-family townhouse with an elevator that services every floor. This home remained in the same family for more than 100 years; the current owners are only the third titleholders.
Exquisite double entry doors - two sets with vestibule - welcome you into the old-world sophistication of this home, enhanced by a 19th century crystal chandelier which is original to the house, meticulously restored moldings and original doorbell hardware.
Enter the historic parlor through significant French doors. Both front and back parlor feature 19th century gilded chandeliers mounted to cast plaster escutcheons, original cast plaster crown moldings and hand carved, marble fireplace surrounds – all from the original build of the home circa 1850, and maintained to a remarkable level rarely found in the current market. Both parlor fireplaces have been restored to operate with gas fires. The striking interior detailing is perfectly complemented by a spellbinding lush, green backdrop as you look down from the parlor onto the terrace, overlooking a lavish garden located in one of the most coveted combination of townhouse gardens.
The second floor is entirely devoted to the master suite, complete with a five-fixture bathroom, original fireplace, and sun-soaked master sitting & media room with electric shades. Three additional bedrooms as well as a full bath are located on the third floor with a large skylight over the staircase.
Timeless preservation continues on the garden floor with a decorative marble fireplace in the dining room, complete with the original coal grate, and a wine fridge. The large modern kitchen features a six burner Wolf range and two large islands opening up to a large bluestone patio with decorative brickwork and garden.
An extensive renovation was conducted from 2008 – 2009 including new electrical wiring and plumbing throughout as well as implementing four-zone central air conditioning, multi-zone heating including radiant floor heat in kitchen and baths, recessed lighting throughout controlled by Lutron LED dimmers, full security system with interior and exterior video surveillance, and Creston controlled house-wide music system. The renovation also included a new roof and historically correct custom windows with sound proof glass.
Moments away from the best of Chelsea, Hudson Yards, Meatpacking District and the West Village including galleries, great restaurants and shopping as well as idyllic waterfront parks.