Townhouse Report Created: Sunday, April 8, 2018 - Listings Shown: 1
150 East 22nd Street   (Click address for more details)
Listing #: 167619
Price: $14,950,000
Floors: 5
Approx Sq Ft: 7,000
Nghbd: Gramercy Park
Garage: Yes
The house was constructed in 1893 and the facade has an original Neo-Flemish style carriage house. It has a spectacular modern interior renovated in 2006 and has a rare private parking garage. With tremendous scale, this unique five-story home spans nearly 7,000 sunlight-filled square feet, spread over multiple living and entertaining spaces, 5 or 6 bedrooms, 6 full and 2 half bathrooms. Every room takes advantage of the full 20-foot width of the house. There are exceptional ceiling heights throughout soaring to over 15 feet. The principal entertaining rooms are on the second floor. Ceiling heights on the bedroom floors are 10 feet while the entry level has 12-foot ceilings. There are floor-to-ceiling windows in every room that flood the home with natural light, and accentuate the large but perfectly proportioned rooms. Another rarity for Manhattan is the indoor/outdoor sensibility offered by this townhome, with six fully landscaped and irrigated private outdoor spaces. Nearly every view is framed by greenery, whether terrace plantings or treetops. Enjoy coffee and the paper amid the lush plantings on the living area's large terrace, or take the elevator all the way up to the crowning jewel of the home for sunset cocktails and skyline views on the rooftop outfitted with an Ipe deck, and verdant garden with multiple seating areas, a fire pit, a pergola and a green-wall.150 East 22nd Street is 1 block from Gramercy Park, and yet is just outside the borders of the Landmarks Preservation Commission's Gramercy Park Historic District. Nonetheless, the sellers chose to preserve and beautifully restore the blond-brick facade, and to set the newly constructed house back from it, so that the streetscape presents as one of the most substantial carriage houses still standing in the coveted Gramercy neighborhood. The original building was commissioned by Miss E.L. Breese, a prominent New York socialite, and designed by the ?cole des Beaux-Arts educated architect Sidney V. Stratton. Convenient to all of Downtown, Midtown and with easy access to everything the city has to offer, Gramercy is a quiet enclave yet a sought-out location, as it is the northern border of Manhattan?s downtown district, with its hip neighborhoods and the city?s most exciting dining, shopping and nightlife options.

Ground?Floor: A curb cut leads to a 13?6 X 21? garage, a luxury afforded to few single family homes in Manhattan. With ceilings in excess of 12? and an oversized automatic door, the subway-tiled garage accommodates any vehicle an owner may desire ? whether an oversized SUV, a luxury sedan, or a sport car. With plenty of space for storage, the garage also houses the mechanical systems of the house on its mezzanine level. The spacious entry foyer is accessible through the garage, and also from the discreet hallway leading from the front door, and has several large coat and storage closets and the elevator landing. A large door leads to an enormous space that is currently a fabulous entertaining room or den with a home theater system, opening directly to a charming garden level patio with a decorative outdoor fireplace that could house a gas or ethanol fire ? an ideal outdoor party space or shaded play area.?Designed to also function as a complete guest or staff apartment, there is a full bathroom and a concealable kitchen outfitted with a Viking 4 burner range, Liebherr refrigerator and a Miele dishwasher.?

Parlor (2nd) Floor: The stair hall leads to a grand formal living room with a dining area and a loft-like huge open kitchen, all flanked by two substantial outdoor terraces. This ?wow? space has soaring 15?5? ceilings and a six-foot wide spark ribbon fireplace clad in Luce de Luna marble. Perfectly scaled for large gatherings, the floor?s flow also lends itself to intimate lounging and cosy repose, with multiple seating options. French doors on the southern window wall open the living space to a large, beautifully planted and furnished terrace, with a softly bubbling waterfall built into the original structural framing walls of the old carriage house. A gallery-scaled wall spans the full length of this level and is ideal for showcasing even the most impressive of contemporary art collections. At the other end of the floor, the eat-in chef?s kitchen is outfitted with Boffi black oak cabinets, a poured-in-place 2-inch-thick 14-foot-long polished concrete?topped island, and a suite of top-of-the-line appliances that includes a 48? Viking professional range, a Subzero refrigerator and Miele dishwasher. The architecturally significant original facade of the house shelters a set-back terrace off of the kitchen, which can be opened by double doors to a Viking outdoor gas grill and a seating area.
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