Townhouse Report Created: Monday, November 5, 2018 - Listings Shown: 5
323 West 74th Street   (Click address for more details)
Listing #: 507086
Price: $12,950,000
Floors: 5
Approx Sq Ft: 11,500
Sect: Upper West Side
Entrepreneurs wanted! Unique opportunity to live in the lap of luxury while your property earns income to cover most if not all your expenses. With curb appeal extraordinaire, and approximately 11,500-square feet, this 30' brick Georgian mansion, with elevator, is uniquely sun-flooded and enjoys majestic park and river views. The stately wrought iron beaux-art front entrance opens to a commanding reception hall. Architectural details include a beautifully restored bentwood banistered staircase and grand original mantel. The parlor floor has jaw-dropping 14' ceilings, enlarged curved windows, original millwork, and wood burning fireplaces with original marble mantles. Though the parlor floor is distinctive, the best has yet to come! The top 4 floors of this 6 story Georgian masterpiece includes a stunning 30' wide living room, soaring ceilings, views to Riverside Park and the Hudson River, a fieldstone fireplace, an elegant wood- paneled dining room with its own landscaped terrace on the top floor, complete with fruit bearing peach trees and evergreens and inviting water fountain, separate study (or guest bedroom with full bath), an open and an airy chef's eat-in kitchen fit for a five star restaurant. The top floor sports an inviting media room with two magnificent landscaped terraces and appointed with an 8 person hot tub enjoys particularly amazing sunsets and offers stunning outdoor dining! The third and fourth floors include 6 bedrooms, 5 baths (spa-like master bath) and generous closets. This home offers a ground floor "in-law" apartment two full bathrooms, a full kitchen and a charming sunny back yard retreat. The full basement offers excessive dry storage. Capital improvements include a new roof, CAC in all but second floor, new boiler, new 3" gas line into the building. With Riverside Park at your feet, this magnificent mansion is located on the most convenient and prime west side block, a short walk to Lincoln Center, Fairway, not to forget Zabar's! Truly, a one of a kind. Currently configured as a 5 unit building, could be delivered vacant but for 1 tenant. Owner Financing available, contact me for more information.
68 Morton Street   (Click address for more details)
Listing #: 18488294
Price: $8,995,000
Floors: 3
Approx Sq Ft: 3,455
Nghbd: West Village
68 Morton Street is a one of a kind townhouse gem located on one of the most coveted blocks in the West Village. Masterfully renovated by renowned AD100 designer Steven Gambrel, the house retains all of its nineteenth century charm, intentionally keeping its original floors and staircase, which have been reinforced and restored to the highest standard. A fusion of elegance, style, and comfort, this modest sized yet generously scaled (thanks to its 25? width) home offers a glamorous update of the traditional townhouse, combining the best craftsmanship and details with twenty-first century luxuries. Spread over four floors of living space, plus a cellar, all behind a beautiful Greek Revival brick facade, this is a home of the highest quality where every element (surfaces, fixtures, hardware, fittings) has been carefully selected and custom made, with a discerning eye.

The sense of beauty and of the meticulous construction quality begins with the perfectly restored historic facade, where every detail, down to the antique blown glass window panes in the double-hung hard-wood framed thermal sash windows, has been carefully updated to a modern standard but retains a period-appropriate aesthetic. The charming front stoop leads to an intimate entry vestibule, and into the parlor level stair hall. This elegant entry hall features a spectacular original staircase that winds its way to a skylight at the top of the house, bathing the stair from the roof to the parlor floor in natural light. Behind the entry, the visitor?s eye is drawn through a blown glass door into a jewel-like red lacquered library featuring the first of five magnificent wood-burning fireplaces, each with a unique stone mantelpiece surrounding the newly rebuilt and re-lined firebox. The library is also home to a coat closet and a guest powder room.

Double mahogany doors lead from the other side of the entry hall into a beautifully proportioned, 26-foot long, floor-through living room. With enormous windows at both ends, this sun-filled space overlooks the garden to the south, as well as tree-lined Morton Street to the north, and features an exquisite bolection fireplace and multiple seating areas. Ascending the restored original stair to the 3rd floor, one enters a black-lacquered sitting/media room, off of which are two guest bedrooms and a windowed full bath, replete with a marble-clad shower.

A sumptuous master suite occupies the entire 4th floor. The master has a beautiful reverse-painted mirrored hall and a large dressing room with custom-fitted wood cabinetry, as well as a spectacular sky-lit bed chamber with an enormous steel casement window. A five piece master bath with a custom double-vanity, deep soaking tub, and a luxurious glass-enclosed and marble-slab encased shower completes the floor.

The garden floor is home to a spectacular eat-in chef?s kitchen with a marble-slab stone floor salvaged from the facade of upper Fifth Avenue?s former Phipps mansion, a massive marble slab island, a custom-painted LaCanche 7-burner double oven range with a custom-fabricated hood, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, Miele dishwasher, and extensive custom built solid-wood cabinetry. The enormous open kitchen also functions as an elegant dining room, with a stunning plaster fireplace surround that reaches from the floor to the ceiling. French doors open out from the kitchen to stone steps leading up to a small gravel-covered garden oasis surrounded by enormous planters full of green boxwood and skip laurel. A hall leads to an enclosed laundry cupboard, and a second elegant powder room. Another door opens to stairs down to the fully re-built and immaculate cellar, with all new top-of-the-line mechanicals and extensive storage space.

Throughout the house are strong architectural details, including: muscular crown, door, window and baseboard moldings; restored hard-wood, reclaimed and new stone-slab floors; high-end millwork; antique, vintage and custom light fixtures; and solid wood doors. Each bathroom is unique and features luxurious marble, stonework, and fixtures.

Such a turn-key townhouse in perfect condition rarely comes on the market downtown, and has seldom been available in the prime West Village. Many of the furnishings may be purchased by separate agreement, offering a buyer an even rarer opportunity to purchase a complete S.R. Gambrel-designed townhome without the 3 years of planning, permitting, construction, and interior design, or the multi-million dollar budgets, usually required to achieve this level of quality. Approximately 3,455 sf including the cellar and 2,800 sf above grade.

Building History from LPC?s Greenwich Village Historic District Designation Report:

?This simple three-story house, above a basement, was built in 1846 for Charles Olmstead, city grocer, together with the small three-story house next to it. The latter may once have served also as a connection to the store a
310 West 81st Street   (Click address for more details)
Listing #: 633374
Price: $8,995,000
Floors: 4
Approx Sq Ft: 4,632
Sect: Upper West Side
This truly grand home was custom renovated to perfectly blend both the old and the new. There are beautiful turn of the century details such as the original ornate staircase and rich wood floors, and contemporary design elements such as a 2 story wall of stunning casement windows with Southern light streaming in. Rarely is a townhouse renovated and restored in such a way to maintain its charm while also allowing the light to open up the space and make it feel more live-able. The width of the house, coupled with the ceiling heights throughout, provide a volume of elegant space that is hard to match.

Located on bucolic West 81st Street, between West End Avenue and Riverside Drive, this special home is a haven for tranquility, while being a short block and half from the services of Broadway. It has new central air conditioning, is wired for sound and is move in ready.

The layout:

The main entrance to the home is up the stoop into the parlor level. Immediately upon entering you are mesmerized by the soaring 11 and half foot ceilings, beautiful woodwork including the original staircase, a wood burning fireplace and the light pouring in from the wall of South facing windows!This floor is perfect for more formal entertaining and has ample space for a formal living room and a formal dining room.

The garden level can be accessed from either the front or the back staircase from the parlor floor, or from a street entrance under the stoop.

On this level is a huge custom chef's kitchen with center island and professional appliances. The kitchen area is so large that there is space for a large kitchen table and a casual living room, right off the garden. Behind the kitchen is another room which can be a formal dining room, a den, home office or additional bedroom. There is lots of pantry and cabinet space off the kitchen as well.

The lush South facing garden is accessed through an original wood country house door built into the 21 foot wall of casement windows. This wall allows light to flood the kitchen and informal living space and gives a feeling of indoor/outdoor living year round. The garden has a mixture of mature and young plantings and is large enough for playing, entertaining and everything in between.

The third floor is set up as a luxurious master floor. The master bedroom is elegance defined: spacious with a wood burning fireplace and very tall ceilings. There are also 2 bathrooms on this floor, a study with a South facing terrace, and lots of closets.

The fourth floor has 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and more storage. The ceiling heights here are still 10 feet, providing a wonderful voluminous feel.

The basement is renovated with excellent ceiling heights and can be used as a recreation room, etc. There is laundry here as well, the home's new mechanical systems and extra storage.

Please make an appointment to see this special home.
418 West 20th Street   (Click address for more details)
Listing #: 18692442
Price: $8,500,000
Floors: 5
Approx Sq Ft: 5,100
Nghbd: Chelsea
A rare opportunity to own an extraordinary Townhouse on the most desirable street in all of Chelsea. Here is your chance to create the idyllic New York City lifestyle and fulfill your fantasy of elegant townhouse living in one of the most picturesque settings downtown. Centered on Chelsea's premier "Seminary Block," which was rated as the No. 3 best residential street in all of New York by Time Out magazine, this timeless home overlooks the stunning historic architecture and lush tranquil gardens of the General Theological Seminary. Just beyond your front door you are surrounded by the beauty of centuries' old trees, magnificent rose bushes, and fragrant wisterias. Nourish the romantic within you and listen for the church bell's ring and the sound of birds in this peaceful oasis. Just to your west, you will find your neighbors' ageless brownstones and classic buildings, plus the glorious Highline and Hudson riverfront parks just a block or two away, as well as some of downtown's finest restaurants: Cookshop, Del Posto, Morimoto, and Red Cat to name a few. An incomparable location, you are within minutes of the finest amenities the area offers, such as the Chelsea Market, Chelsea Sports Pier's state-of-the-art facilities, the lively art gallery scene, and the Meatpacking District's upscale shops and restaurants. This fabled "Cushman Row" 21.5-foot townhouse is one of seven houses built in 1839-40 by Don Alonzo Cushman for his daughters. It exudes all the grace and charm of the Greek Revival era with grand proportions, beautiful classic features, a deep south-facing garden and two terraces. The Landmark Preservation Commission described the Cushman houses in the Chelsea Historic District report as one of the most splendid and best-preserved uniform rows of townhouses in New York City, ranking with the Greek Revival row on the northeast corner of Washington Square. The handsome brick and brownstone facade retains the distinctive features of the style, including the prominent front entry stoop, a 10-foot front garden patio enriched by cast iron railings with a Greek fret pattern, lyre-shaped panels and palmetto crests. The attic windows, set in a wide fascia board ornamented with dentils and reel moldings, are encircled with laurel wreaths. Other typical elements are the six-over-six casement windows, molded lintels, well-proportioned entablatures on Doric pilasters over the door, and the single-paneled front door with glass transom and side-windows trimmed with egg and dart and bead and reel moldings. The interiors retain most of their original architectural features with stunning Greek Revival pilaster columns and capitals, intricate crown moldings and beautiful parquet floors with figured borders on the parlor level; original marble mantelpieces throughout; pocket window shutters; and classic high-ceilinged layouts and gracious proportions. The spacious sunlit parlor solarium/kitchen, a 12-foot deep set-back terrace on the next level, and the roof terrace are more recent additions. This house is an ideal candidate for re-conversion to single-family. Currently a five-family, owner-occupied house, with four market rentals, it will be delivered vacant.
155 Lexington Avenue   (Click address for more details)
Listing #: 258551
Price: $4,995,000
Floors: 5
Approx Sq Ft: 4,800
Sect: Middle East Side
Phenomenal opportunity awaits in this exquisitely renovated Gramercy/Murray Hill townhouse priced very competitively at approximately $1,000 per square foot. Entering through the private gated entrance, you will find a perfect balance of modern amenities and traditional details throughout this meticulously designed home. The elegant foyer leads to an oversized chefs kitchen and dining room complete with fireplace, and continues through to the well-landscaped private garden. The sun-filled parlor floor features magnificent original details in the gracious living room and library. This floor includes 2 fireplaces, 12' ceilings and 9' windows, allowing for the ideal space to entertain.The Master Suite spans the entire 3rd floor of the house complete with a spa-like master bath with double stall shower, deep soaking tub and Dornbracht features. Custom closets fill the entire floor and an additional room serves as a home office, gym or dressing area. Floors 4 and 5 receive abundant light through eastern and western exposure and include an additional 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, utility kitchen and wet bar to service these levels. The finished basement provides for a bonus bedroom, gym, recreational space and full laundry room.The opportunity exists to create a large-scale roof deck for outdoor entertaining (renderings and plans available). This single family home for the most discerning buyer also features central A/C, a full security system with web access and surround sound throughout.
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