Townhouse Report Created: Friday, March 29, 2019 - Listings Shown: 4
11 West 12th Street   (Click address for more details)
Listing #: 355193
Price: $21,900,000
Floors: 6
Approx Sq Ft: 9,652
Nghbd: Greenwich Village
Garage: Yes
25-Foot Wide Gold Coast Single Family Home with 2 Car Garage

11 West 12th Street is a 25-foot wide, single-family townhouse that has been painstakingly renovated by Paris Forino to the highest caliber of workmanship and unparalleled quality. This handsome home boasts approximately 9,652 square feet of interior living space and 2,412 square feet of outdoor space with 5-7 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms, 2 half baths, two roof terraces, and a private 33-foot deep garden. Notable features include a two-car garage and a commercial grade elevator serving all 7 levels from the cellar to the roof terrace. This late Greek Revival style home is conveniently located near boutique shopping, entertainment, Union Square Park, and fine dining.

Cellar Level:

The full height basement is home to a private gym complete with a sauna and full bathroom teeming with Dolomite stone and a Dornbracht designed shower. A two tier movie theatre with surround sound and a full laundry room equipped with two sets of LG washers and dryers complement this floor with additional storage.

Garden Level:

A gracious foyer welcomes you into this home with exquisite herringbone floor, wood paneling, and a coat closet. Adjacent to the foyer is the entrance to a highly coveted 2 car garage with copious storage space. Down the hall, past a unique, architecturally designed, staircase with custom iron work railings, leads into the eat-in chef's kitchen welcomed by verdant views of the private garden courtyard. Bedecked in limestone and Statuary Lincoln checkerboard style marble floors and outfitted with high-end appliances including two Miele dishwashers, a Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer, wine fridge, and a vented Viking range. The custom built wood-paneled room features abundant storage space, stone countertops, and a large center island. Across the kitchen is a built-in banquette, the quintessential spot to relax and enjoy the expansive 33-foot deep garden views. Ideal for entertaining, or for casual al-fresco dining, this garden has a built-in BBQ and refrigerator, complete with electricity, sound, and water.

Parlor Level:

Ascend the stairs to the grand entertaining floor featuring the most graciously scaled rooms and soaring ceiling heights found in a home. The South-facing formal dining room beams with natural sunlight throughout with three sets of glass french doors, each appointed with a Juliet balcony, showcasing cast iron balustrades and treelined views. A service kitchen teeming with Calacatta marble counters and floors, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, and a vented professional grade 6 burner Viking stove is the perfect accompaniment to any dinner party or event. The North side of the home is comprised of the expansive Great Room with soaring 22.5-foot ceilings and wall of glass. French doors open onto a cast balcony with views overlooking the garden. This floor features a gas fireplace with a Palissandro light blue stone mantel and a concealed wet bar. A powder room completes this floor.

Second Floor:

The entertaining space continues onto this floor. A media room, that can be easily converted into another bedroom, is entered through pocket doors, and is graced with Southern exposure from 3 oversized windows. The en-suite bath is bedecked with Blue de Savoie and Dolomite stone. A wood crafted paneled library perched above and overlooking the Great Room is the ideal sanctuary for relaxation or to enjoy a glass of wine. This room features a wet bar with a St. Laurent marble countertop, ample shelving, and a walk-in, temperature controlled, wine cellar that has a capacity to hold up to 800 bottles.

Third Floor:

The 22-foot wide master bedroom beams with Southern exposure with sun spilling through three oversized windows and treetop views. A gas fireplace is a focal point with a limestone mantel. 2 gracious dressing rooms spanning 27-feet deep connects the bedroom to the master bathroom. An epitome for true luxury, the en-suite bathroom is adorned with Dolomite marble wall trims, custom Cipollino Apuano Italian marble sinks, and vintage glass sconces. One of its notable features include the Waterworks vintage European style freestanding tub with a burnished cast iron exterior centered in front of a Juliette balcony. The room is complemented with an 11-fixture Dornbracht designed bath exuding elegance and promotes relaxation. Adjacent to the master bathroom a master sitting room or home office with an en-suite bathroom. This can easily be converted into a bedroom, if preferred.

Fourth Floor:

The fourth floor of this house is comprised of three bedrooms: two in the front and one in the rear. There are two additional bathrooms on this level as well as a 25-foot wide terrace fully equipped with electricity, sound, and water.

Roof Deck:

The 25-foot wide by 27-foot deep roof terrace enjoys
253 West 18th Street   (Click address for more details)
Listing #: 245140
Price: $14,995,000
Floors: 5
Approx Sq Ft: 8,300
Nghbd: Chelsea
One of the most significant properties to ever come to market in Chelsea, this scintillating 7-bedroom, 8-bathroom townhouse is a monument to contemporary design and urban luxury. Every inch of this 8,300 sq. ft. home and the additional 1,130 sq. ft. of outdoor space has been thoughtfully planned with an eye towards functionality and style. At 26-ft wide it is as close to a Manhattan mansion as one can find.

Features include floor-to-ceiling windows in every room, elevator access to all 7 stories including the roof, a chic floating staircase, engineered wide plank white oak floors, multi-zone heating and cooling, a laundry room with granite counters and an Asko washer/dryer, a one-of-a-kind in ground pool, and a quartet of private outdoor spaces.

The home begins with an airy entryway space on the garden floor and from there flows past an immaculate powder room and a private den into the stunning open-concept eat-in kitchen. The kitchen, which leads out into a tranquil garden, is equipped with custom driftwood cabinetry, touch latch drawers, Calacatta Bhorgini countertops, a massive waterfall island, a breakfast area, and a suite of high-end stainless steel appliances from Wolf, Sub-Zero, and Miele. The formal living and dining spaces sit on the second floor of the home and are serviced by a powder room and a gas fireplace with an ocean silver travertine surround.

All seven bedrooms lie on floors three through five. The master suite is a sanctuary unto itself. It occupies the entirety of the third floor and boasts a silver woodgrain marble gas fireplace, a private balcony overlooking the garden, a huge dressing room, and a marble-clad en-suite bathroom with a lacquer double vanity, a 2-person rain shower with an invisible drain, and an elegant free-standing soaking tub from Victoria & Albert. Each of the remaining bedrooms feature private walk-in closets and pristine en-suite bathrooms with marble floors, Toto toilets, built-in hampers, and custom driftwood vanities.

The sixth floor contains a pair of flex rooms that can be used as bedrooms, rec rooms, studies, or additional living space. One of the rooms possesses a wet bar, wine storage, and access to a full bathroom and a large terrace. The finished rooftop deck is furnished with a grill. Completing the home is an extraordinary cellar that has a sky-lit pool framed by gorgeous teak decking, imported porcelain slab walls, heated flooring, a full bathroom, and a 236-bottle wine cooler.

253 West 18th is located in the heart of Chelsea. It is around the corner from Barney?s, and is just steps away from a host of trendy restaurants, cafes, bars, shops, and art galleries. The High Line, Chelsea Market, and the Meatpacking District are all within a ten minute walk. Nearby subway lines include the 1/A/C/E/D/L.
14 -18 Gay St   (Click address for more details)
Listing #: 18711378
Price: $11,500,000
Floors: 3
Approx Sq Ft: 10,961
Nghbd: Greenwich Village
Block 593 Lots: 48,47,44,43,42. These charming Landmark Federal houses were erected in 1827-28 by Daniel H. Weed and Joseph D. Baldwin, builders, active in the neighborhood. They are both two and one-half stories high over a basement, and each house has a central dormer with a triple sash window, the latter replacing the pair of dormers usually found in houses of this period. The facades are executed in Flemish bond, characteristic of the Federal period, and the stone window lintels are flush with the brickwork. The relatively small mullioned windows are framed with exterior window blinds. The roof cornice of No. 14,is elaborated by small brackets with fascia panels between them, representing a later replacement. The handsome doorway and the wood rustications appear behind a pair of slender Doric columns, and the transom bar is broken forward at the sides to receive the blocks surmounting the columns. Above is a rectangular transom and a simpler version, with four panes. No. 14 was erected for Curtis Hitchcock of New York, a plough manufacturer. No.16: This three-story frame house, with a brick front, was erected in 1828. It was originally a two and one-half story house, like its neighbors at Nos. 12 and 14, as may be seen in the change from Flemish bond to running bond above the second story. The dignified Federal doorway is in this case extremely simple, relieved only by the fanlight of the transom and the paneling of the door. The mullioned windows are typical of those found in Federal houses. The upper story and the modillioned roof cornice were added at a later date. The original ironwork has been retained. The house was erected for Francis Barretto, a Washington Street merchant, who was one of the notables who frequented the Park Theatre. No.18: Built between 1827 and 1831, this house stands on the rear portion of the lot of No. 16 Christopher Street. It was originally a three-story frame house with a brick front. In 1882 a fourth story was added, and the house was extended. Thus, it serves as a transition between its lower neighbors on one side and the higher building on the other. The wood reveals of its simple doorway are attractively paneled. The low yard railing has the Greek fret motif at the bottom. No. 16: An attractive brick house in the Federal style, this house was built in 1828. The third story was added in running bond at a later date in contrast to the Flemish bond of the first two floors. The cornice, supported by modillions and by short brackets, has panels in the fascia board; Neo-Greco in style, it is typical of the 1870?s. The windows have their original mullioned sash. Window lintels vary at each level, those of the first floor having the simple dignified paneling of the Federal style, while those on the upper floors are flush and undecorated. The simple ground floor doorway has brick reveals. The house was evidently built by Elias J. Kent, a mason of Stanton Street. No.18 & 20: This pair of charming little Federal houses was built in 1827 by Daniel Simonson, a carpenter who had purchased the lots that year. These two and one-half story houses of Flemish bond brickwork have gambrel roofs, which are now echoed by the roofs of the dormers. Each house has a dormer window, which is triply divided while its gable is decorated with a sunburst pattern. No.18 has three simple panels on the fascia board of its roof cornice and a paneled doorway with fanlight giving access to the upper floors. No.20 has its original paneled Federal door and doorframe with panels replacing the original sidelights. In the corners may be seen the original semi-engaged colonnettes, while those which once stood in front of the pilasters on either side of the door have been replaced by brackets at the top under the transom bar.
At both houses the charming wood shop fronts, which were doubtless added at a later date, consist of glass windows and corner colonnettes set under small continuous hoods, which shelter both show window and door.

Improvement Description: Properties consist of five adjacent, 2.5 and 3 story walk up retail residential buildings containing two retail stores and 31 residential apartments consisting of approximately 71+ total residential rooms, plus basements. Total combined gross building area of approximately 10,961+ sq. ft. above grade, plus basements. THESE BUILDINGS HAVE COMMON UTILITIES.

Site Description: Plot size combined is 63.00? X 60.33? (irregular shaped lots), total land area of 5,590+ square feet. Frontage along both Gay Streets and Christopher Street are 57.96+ feet and 63.00+ feet respectively, with varying depths of 60.33+ to 61.67+ feet.
132 East 74th Street   (Click address for more details)
Listing #: 687168
Price: $8,995,000
Floors: 5
Approx Sq Ft: 5,161
Sect: Upper East Side
Bring your architect or contractor and create the ultimate townhouse dream!

Oozing with potential and old-world charm, 132 East 74th is a 19th Century townhouse ripe for a 21st Century transformation. This one-of-a-kind home spreads 6 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, and more than 5,000 sq. ft. of space across 5 spacious floors and a basement, and each floor boasts an array of period details waiting to be restored and showcased within a contemporary frame.

Features of this 18.75-ft wide house include a pristine redbrick facade, intricate wrought-iron doors and window guards, Juliet balconies, exposed brick walls, exposed wooden beams, bay windows, hardwood floors, northern and southern exposure, a 5th floor studio and solarium space with huge windows, four wood-burning fireplaces with gorgeous surrounds, an elevator serving each floor, a potential rooftop terrace, and a lush backyard with a shed, a fountain, ivy-covered walls, and a Grecian-style pergola.

The main living and dining spaces all reside on the garden and parlor floors. The kitchen flows into a rear-facing dining room that has direct access to the backyard through a trio of French doors. The living room and library both sit one level up. Both have fireplaces, and the library has an attached wet bar. All four bedrooms occupy the third and fourth floors of the home. Each bedroom has an abundance of closet space, and three have private en-suite bathrooms. The fifth floor is a sunlit studio that can easily be converted into additional sleeping or living space. The basement possesses a laundry room, plenty of storage, a full bathroom, a kitchenette, and access to the backyard.

Located on the Upper East Side, 132 East 74th sits less than three blocks from Central Park. It is close to The Met, The Frick Collection, the Conservatory Water, Central Park Zoo, and is surrounded by restaurants, cafes, bars, and shops. Nearby subway lines include the 6/N/Q.
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