Townhouse Report Created: Sunday, January 16, 2022 - Listings Shown: 2
53 Downing Street   (Click address for more details)
Listing #: 258604
Price: $15,700,000
Floors: 5
Approx Sq Ft: 8,260
Nghbd: Greenwich Village
Garage: Yes
NEW PRICE: After many months of highly restrictive access, we can now freely show during June & July. Nestled on a discreet, quiet, treed block where the West Village meets Soho and Hudson Square, 53 Downing Street is a large, 20'-3 1/4' wide, recently completed, gut renovated single-family townhouse with a garage and multiple outdoor living spaces. The Landmarked Italianate house was originally built in 1857 and has undergone a complete redesign by CWB Architects to transform it into a showplace with superb finishes, detailing and proportioning, expertly installed by master craftsmen. Every imaginable detail has been considered in the renovation of this mansion-scaled home renovation, including brand new individually zoned mechanical systems for year-round flexibility along with radiant floors in all bathrooms as well as a fully integrated Crestron AV system with ceiling speakers and connectivity for TV, Internet, and Security. PARLOR FLOOR Enter on grade through the gracious foyer that sits alongside one of Manhattan's most desired townhouse features: a private garage. Limestone clad floors with superb wood-paneled walls lead to the gracious curved stairway that abuts the elevator servicing all six floors. The hallway extends to the extraordinary Atelier living room, a magical room of epic proportions with 14-foot tall ceilings and a grand fireplace with the most unique feature of all: a floor-to-ceiling window overlooking a back-lit terrarium conservatory filled with plantings all year round. Also on this floor are a temperature-controlled wine room, a wet-bar, and a powder room. SECOND FLOOR The spacious landing leads south to an elegant formal dining room with a fireplace. Across the hall is the large eat-in kitchen with custom cerused oak cabinetry, Miele and Sub Zero appliances, and Calcutta gold marble island, countertops, and backsplashes. There is a bar area with a Subzero cooler and Scottsman ice maker. A pantry also features marble counters. This perfectly proportioned area leads out onto a landscaped entertaining terrace with a Wolf Grill and Subzero fridge. THIRD FLOOR This entire floor is dedicated to the Primary Bedroom Suite with its large, south-facing windows, and includes an en-suite bathroom bathed in natural light and splendidly finished with Calcutta marble, Waterworks Henry fixtures, a Polished nickel Drummonds tub, twin vanities, a steam room, and a 3-in-1 full spectrum infrared sauna. Masses of closet space connect the bedroom and bathroom. FOURTH FLOOR This floor contains two secondary bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a home office, and another terrace. FIFTH FLOOR Two additional bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and a laundry room with LG appliances are housed on this floor. SIXTH FLOOR This magnificent addition features soaring ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows, a powder room, a bar with Subzero, Miele and Scottsman appliances, a fireplace, and two terraces facing north and south with surprisingly good views and exceptional light. Rarely, if ever, does a property of this caliber come to the market, turn-key ready, located in the most convenient part of the Village, moments from Soho as well as the Hudson River Park and a few minutes from the new Google and Disney headquarters, Washington Square Park, surrounded by superb retail, restaurants, and entertainment, not to mention the convenient proximity to several transportation options. This home delivers highly desirable large indoor and outdoor space as well as the convenience of drive-in convenience. Sponsor Tax abatement.
211 East 61st Street   (Click address for more details)
Listing #: 139990
Price: $11,998,000
Floors: 5
Approx Sq Ft: 5,500
Sect: Upper East Side
Condition: Good
TOWNHOUSE PERFECTION...Impeccably designed elevator townhouse that was completely re-built and reimagined into a modern-day oasis. Designed by FLANK architects this flawless townhouse spared no expenses from the carefully crafted materials to the master workmanship. The residence exudes the highest standards of finish and is truly a home for the ages.

The house was originally built in 1875 and was re-built in the 1920's by the notable architect Frederick Sterner and features a striking bow window with wrought iron detailing. The interior went through a 5-year restoration with an excruciating focus on detail and quality in which the stone, hardware and millwork were commissioned from Italian and local artisans. The result is a true masterpiece and labor of love that seamlessly balances form and function.

The residence totals 5500sf which spread over five (5) floors , a finished basement and three (3) private outdoor spaces that span over 1100sf. Their is a total of four (4) bedrooms, four (4) full bathrooms and two (2) powder rooms, and an elevator that services all five (5) floors of the home. The lower level of the home has been fully excavated to an 8.5' ceiling height and can be used as a flexible suite or additional room. The exquisite features of the home include herringbone-patterned solid black walnut hardwood floors, three (3) wood-burning limestone fireplaces, twelve (12) zone central A/C and heat, five (5) zone radiant heat flooring, two (2) forced hot water heating zones for the exterior front and rear of home, Nanz hardware, custom steel doors/windows, mahogany doors in the entry, living room and library, and fully irrigated garden with outdoor gas grill. The house lends itself to entertaining from the formal to casual beginning with the garden level which has a fully retractable glass wall between the kitchen and garden which is ideal for summer cocktail parties, BBQ's or a place of refuge for the family.

Ascend to the parlor floor to the elegant living room replete with a bar, fireplace and sizable double-entry terrace over-looking the landscaped garden below which easily adapts to a catered evening or social gathering. Conveniently located across the rotund gallery landing sits the multi-functional formal dining room/library/parlor room wrapped in upholstered velvet walls with a prominent bowed window as the centerpiece for the ultimate in sophistication.

The penthouse atelier with dramatic floor-to-skylight windows features a bar and outdoor living room bounded by natural bamboo walls and a state-of-the-art retractable awning for privacy and shade and serves as a natural setting for relaxation, quiet contemplation and casual entertaining.

211 East 61st Street is located in the coveted Treadwell Farms Historic District and is recognized for its protected views, gorgeous tree-lined blocks and uniform height of houses, as well as the distinguished citizens and luminaries that have called this enclave home from the past to present. It still maintains a unique ambiance of community from neighborhood socials, special holiday events from trick-or-treating to caroling and garden tours. Within a short distance of Central Park, iconic museums, schools, transportation and world-class restaurants and shopping this one-of-a-kind master build is a home that will impress the most discernable buyer. Call or e-mail us today for a private viewing of this unique address.
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