Townhouse Report Created: Sunday, June 21, 2020 - Listings Shown: 2
412 West 20th Street   (Click address for more details)
Listing #: 18745674
Price: $8,395,000
Floors: 4
Approx Sq Ft: 4,800
Nghbd: Chelsea

The 21' wide townhouse at 412 West 20th Street is one of a group of townhouses that are so impressive that they even have their own name: Cushman Row. Located between 9th and 10th Avenues on Chelsea's Seminary Block, 412 West 20th Street is a 5-story townhouse comprised of an owner's duplex and 3 free market rental units. This flexible configuration can appeal to the live-with-income buyer or the buyer who wants friends and family close by (but not too close) as well as the townhouse owner who wants to turn this approximately 4,800 square foot property into a single family home.

Owner Duplex
The Owner Duplex spans the Garden and Parlor floors and is set up as a 3-bedroom, 2 1/2 bath apartment. The Parlor floor has impressive 11'4" high ceilings, tall mahogany pocket doors and marble fireplaces. The easy flow between the formal living and formal dining room creates a lovely entertaining space. Adjacent to the dining room is an eat-in kitchen that enjoys light and sunshine from five large windows that look out onto a lush and extra long, south facing garden.
The bedrooms of this Owner Duplex are located on the Garden Floor. The master bedroom with renovated en suite bath and walk in closet is located in the front; and the two additional bedrooms and 2nd full bath, also renovated, are located in the back. The Garden Floor can be accessed from under the stoop and the entrance brings you into a foyer that is currently being used as a study. There is also a washer and dryer on this floor.

3rd Floor - Unit 2
Located on the 3rd floor is a one-bedroom/one bath floor-through rental apartment. This free market unit has original floors, two decorative fireplaces and has the enjoyment of a private terrace.

4th Floor - Unit 3
The 4th floor unit also has original floors and two decorative fireplaces. The layout of this one bedroom/one bathroom includes a study at the front. Both Unit 2 and 3 look out onto leafy 20th Street and the Seminary across the way.

5th Floor - Unit 4
The apartment located on the top floor of this townhouse has a feeling of a secret hideaway. Once up the last set of stairs, you enter a loft-like Parisian style atelier. In addition to the five windows that are encircled by decorative cast-iron wreaths, there is a 24 paneled window that functions like a skylight, bringing impressive light into the space. This one bedroom/one large bathroom is a truly unique space in which to live.

The basement is used for storage and also houses the mechanicals which includes a recently installed furnace.

Built in 1839-1840 by Don Alonzo Cushman, the country boy who came to the city to seek his fortune did so as a dry goods merchant. He is best remembered for this magnificent row of Greek Revival townhouses, and they are considered to be the best examples of Greek Revival architecture in the city. The Chelsea Historic District Designation Report cited Cushman Row as one of the most splendid and best preserved uniform rows of townhouses in New York City. Attention to detail was a hallmark of these houses and they include unique characteristics such as the Greek fret patterns at the base of the iron railings in addition to the lyre shaped panels and palmetto crests. Cushman Row has maintained so many of these original details that 'other changes in the row are so few as to constitute a miracle in everchanging New York.
121 East 38th Street   (Click address for more details)
Listing #: 583974
Price: $7,000,000
Floors: 6
Approx Sq Ft: 6,597
Sect: Middle East Side
121 East 38th Street is ideally located between Park and Lexington Avenues on one of Murray Hill's most attractive tree-lined townhouse blocks. The impressive brick-clad townhouse offers enormous square footage on six floors plus a finished cellar (approx. 7,900 S.F including the cellar), an elevator, and multiple configuration possibilities. Currently set up as an owner's five-floor apartment that functions as a beautiful triplex from the parlor to the fourth floor and, above that, a chic guest penthouse duplex with a fabulous roof-deck and open city views. In addition, there is a ground-floor one-bedroom floor-thru apartment, and a finished cellar. The house can work perfectly as-is (live with income), a family compound with three distinct living quarters, or it can easily convert to a single-family home. The choice is yours. Vacant. SHOWN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.Ground Floor: Pass through a gated front patio and into a marble-floored entry foyer. Once inside, there is an entrance to the left into the large garden floor-thru one bedroom apartment, and straight ahead is a glass-paneled door that invites you up the curved staircase to the owner's five-story apartment. Should you so desire, a keyed elevator waits to whisk you to the upper floors.Parlor Floor: A gracious landing welcomes you to this breathtaking floor. When you look to the right, you will find an enormous and elegant living room that opens to a perfect-size dining room with a balcony. Together, both rooms span more than 46 feet deep and have 11-foot-high ceilings with intricate ceiling moldings. Look left, and you'll find a sun-flooded eat-in kitchen with incredibly wide and tall windows that look out to the beautiful townhouses across the street. The updated kitchen features a Viking Stove, two Sub-Zero refrigerators, a Fischer Paykal dishwasher, a center island, granite countertops, and a charming banquette to watch the cook or take in the passersby on the street. A powder room is neatly concealed on the landing.Third Floor: This magnificent floor offers a large front office (or bedroom), a spectacular family room with a beautiful coffered wood ceiling, and a library that opens to a terrace. Whether watching your favorite sport on TV with 20 of your closest friends, or just snuggling up with a book in the library or on the terrace--this floor is sure to please.Fourth Floor: The floor offers a front and rear bedroom--each with an en-suite bath. Double doors in the rear bedroom open to a terrace.Fifth Floor: This is the bottom floor of the penthouse duplex (guest apartment). This floor is "loft-like" in feel and offers an open kitchen with an island and front living room with a wall of windows to take in the southern light. In the rear of the floor is a generous bedroom with an en-suite bath with a Jacuzzi and a terrace. This floor could easily become two bedrooms and two baths in a single-family conversion.Sixth Floor: Upper floor of the penthouse duplex--currently used as a bedroom suite. You can't help but say WOW when you ascend the dramatic cast-iron staircase and arrive on this spectacular level. The whole floor is open with high ceilings. Solarium windows curve up the entire width and part of the ceiling of the front room to reveal an incredible cityscape--rarely seen in a townhouse. An updated bath with a glass-enclosed shower with multiple shower jets has just the right amount of frosted glass to conceal but also clear enough to take in the city beyond. This has to be seen! A 17-by-7-foot terrace completes this luxurious suite. Two bedrooms and two baths could easily be created on this floor.Rooftop Terrace: Stairs leading from the top floor of the penthouse open to reveal an entire decked roof with a hot tub. The views are fantastic--including a peak of The Chrysler Building. The area has water and electric to help create your rooftop dream.Cellar: Finished. Mechanicals, Storage, and kitchen.
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