Townhouse Report Created: Sunday, September 03, 2017 - Listings Shown: 3
26 Bank Street   (Click address for more details)
Listing #: 575799
Price: $19,500,000
Floors: 6
Approx Sq Ft: 4,625
Nghbd: West Village
Bountiful Elegance. Located on the most desirable block in Greenwich Village, this extraordinary single family home offers everything one dreams of in a Village house. Celebrated West Village Block, exquisite scale, flawless condition, suffused with light, three south facing terraces and tamed landscaped gardens both north and south. This is a singular and exceptional offering.

Bathed in sunlight this gloriously sunny home was designed by noted architect Basil Walter and is an enchanting mix of grand and practical; open plan and intimate; English and American; distinguished and whimsical. Very rare is the intelligence and warmth that has gone into its creation.

As you enter thru the front garden and up the stoop you are welcomed into a fabulous grand open parlor with wood burning fireplace and floor to ceiling windows and doors that open onto the south facing terrace overlooking the garden. On this floor there is also formal entry hall, closets, a powder room and a stunning sitting room lined with seventeenth-century wood paneling and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the tree-lined street. An extraordinary feature of the house is the fabulous sweeping elliptical stair that bathes the house in light from above and creates a graceful flow throughout.

The garden level offers a family room overlooking the front garden, an inviting dining room and delightful family chef's kitchen with a wall of glass doors opening onto the verdant south facing garden.

On the upper floors there is a divine and peaceful master suite with a wood burning fireplace and a wonderful south terrace, 3 marvelous bedrooms and 2 additional baths.

Perched on top is an incredible glass and steel atelier addition. This inspirational studio/ office / library, was inspired by Maison de Verre in Paris. The south wall cantilevers open with the touch of an extraordinary hand crank (easily manipulated) giving on to a third south facing terrace. In addition there is a dramatic steel stair that leads to the very top with unmatched views of the landmarked West Village.

This home has been painstakingly built by artisans and great care has been taken to every details of the house. The history and integrity of this house remain, enhanced by the addition of state of the art modern day amenities and superb condition. This Marvelous home was featured in "House and Garden" in 2015.
417 East 84th Street   (Click address for more details)
Listing #: 200000
Price: $9,000,000
Floors: 5
Approx Sq Ft: 6,000
Sect: Upper East Side
No expense was spared in the top to bottom renovation, where this exceptional open plan, downtown loft style and upscale neighborhood connect. The XXX mint home is spread over five floors, and has 4 Large Bedrooms + guest room and 6.5 Bathrooms. Architecturally stunning down to the last detail, only one block to the new 2nd Avenue subway line, Carl Schulz Park, Gracie Mansion and a short walk to the lively restaurant row along 1st and Second Avenues

As you enter the beautiful home you are amazed by the way the flood of natural sunlight hits the exposed brick. The entire floor is open so you can see from front window all the way to the back terrace that over looks the expansive backyard. The large family room has floor to ceiling glass doors leading out to the terrace for true indoor / outdoor living.

Head up the floating glass wrapped staircase or jump in the elevator. The kitchen / dining room strikes the perfect balance of exposed brick, decorative fireplace and modern fixtures, creating an ideal meeting place for the family. Poggenpohl cabinetry with espresso Silestone countertops, LaCanche triple oven, SubZero fridge and a hidden prep area with additional sink and loads of custom storage. The bright and airy southern side of the floor is a more formal living room finished with impeccable clean lines and architectural details.

The Master suite stuns with white oak built-ins to complement the radiant floors throughout the house, and has an en-suite bathroom complete with a double vanity, deep soaking tub and stall shower. The open layout was designed for versatility - if more privacy is desired, simply slide the floating pocket walls that accompany each of the bedrooms. On the other end of the floor is another large bedroom currently used as an informal living room with en-suite bathroom, steam shower and loads of custom storage.

The crown of this masterpiece is undoubtedly the 4th floor with its iconic exposed beamed ceilings that set the tone for 2 large bedrooms and two sky-lit bathrooms finished in terrazzo tile. Giant skylights illuminate the stairs and filters sunlight throughout the house.

The lower level is comprised of an au pair suite / home office / gym / studio, full bathroom, 50 linear feet of full height closets and a play area that leads out to a massive back yard finished in bluestone tile and elegant plantings.

Whether you are seeking peace and tranquility or beautiful modern living, the exquisite design, intricate details, and proximity to the most exclusive private schools in NY will satisfy a multitude of needs beautifully. The house also includes central vacuum. radiant heat throughout, built in humidifiers, and NEST thermostats that control heat and humidity. 417 E 84th is truly one of a kind, a downtown home in an uptown location that must be experienced in person to fully appreciate.
41 Bethune Street   (Click address for more details)
Listing #: 596451
Price: $7,725,000
Floors: 3
Approx Sq Ft: 2,400
Nghbd: West Village
Authentic, charming and nestled on one of the best blocks in prime West Village, 41 Bethune stands as a superb example of early 19th century American New-Classical architecture, dating back to 1842. This handsome 20ft wide, three-story brick townhouse is a real gem. The owner of the last 30 years paid respect to the character of the house by embracing the original wide plank floors and keeping the three wood-burning fireplaces. When you arrive a the front door, you then travel through a piece of history. This home is currently configured as a 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath with a beautifully designed multi-tiered outdoor secluded oasis.The parlor floor has a proper entrance foyer, living room, wood burning fireplace and a windowed powder room. Perfect for entertaining, the dining room's French door leads directly to the backyard, which is lined with aged brick, lush fauna, and quaint vignettes, a perfect escape from the everyday hustle of the city.The second floor features a large open eat-in kitchen with ample space to dine and relax by a wood burning fireplace. The south facing bedroom has an en-suite windowed bathroom.The third floor is most impressive for its exposed beamed ceilings, a wood burning fireplace and a spacious 400 square foot master-suite bathed in natural light from not only four windows but also one skylight, with the possibility of two. The third bedroom includes a huge walk-in closet and completes this exceptional top floor.The cellar currently houses a laundry room and two storage rooms in addition to the furnace room and offering a wealth of possibility for the future owner of this cherished townhouse. Subject to Landmarks Preservation Commission approval, the home's air rights increase the transformative options of this refined townhouse offering a unique opportunity for a buyer seeking a downtown property to make their own dream house.Close proximity to the excitement of the Meatpacking District, the beauty of the High Line and the new location of the Whitney Museum, 41 Bethune Street is surrounded by urban amenities yet retains an air of civilized seclusion within the tree-lined West Village.
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