Townhouse Report Created: Sunday, September 18, 2022 - Listings Shown: 3
137 West 13th Street   (Click address for more details)
Listing #: 620718
Price: $23,500,000
Floors: 4
Approx Sq Ft: 7,400
Nghbd: Greenwich Village
137 West 13th Street in prime West Village, is an exceptionally refined six story townhouse that has been completely modernized for a discreet and discerning buyer. With a recently completed two year gut renovation by RoundSquare Development in collaboration with KDA and Helena Clunies-Ross Design, this home was carefully crafted and executed to provide every luxury imaginable. Interior design firm BOS Studio (Bryan O'Sullivan) layered on refined amenity-rich details within this home's six levels.

Encompassing 7,386 square feet, this 20' wide townhouse offers five bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms, two powder rooms, five separate outdoor spaces, three gas fireplaces and a full floor primary suite. The newly engineered staircase wraps around the elevator, which was designed to maximize the footprint and act as the architectural centerpiece of the home.

While maintaining the historical facade, original stoop and cast-iron railings, the restoration integrated a clean modern aesthetic throughout. Excavating 20' below street level to create 9' ceilings on the cellar level, 10' 11' ceilings on the garden level and 11' ceilings on the parlor floor adds to the overall functionality and aesthetic of the home. The garden facing facade for the garden and parlor floors features stunning, high performance floor-to-ceiling black steel and glass windows and doors by Optimum, which are strikingly clad in slate. This same aesthetic was carried throughout the home with floor-to-ceiling black steel framed glass doors defining marque rooms.


Upon entering the parlor floor, the architectural details flow seamlessly. The dramatic sitting room, partitioned off from the entry by the floor-to-ceiling black steel framed glass pocket doors, features a gas fireplace and an interior glass panel which leads the eye to the focal point of the home - the gorgeous wall of Optimum doors and windows overlooking the garden.

Overlooking the garden, the large eat-in chef's kitchen features Spectrum cabinetry in ebonized oak with glass inlay uppers and a massive island with waterfall countertops in a coarse Courtado Gris stone. The industrial vented hood is dramatically ensconced in Kirkby slate. The kitchen is complete with an extensive suite of Meile appliances, including 48' wide refrigerator, six burner range with a fully vented hood, two dishwashers, and wine refrigerator. The kitchen area comfortably allows seating for 10 and is set against a whitewashed brick wall original to the home.

Completing this floor is a powder room with Nero Marquina vanity and an exterior balcony just off of the kitchen with stairs leading to the garden.


The garden floor features an exceptional living room with 10' 11' ceilings. The entry into this living room is through a set of black steel and glass doors giving way to a beautiful view of the lush garden through the glass curtain wall. This massive living room features its own gas fireplace. The adjacent powder room boasting Shinnoki wood panels and a Nero Marquina marble vanity along with a separate guest bedroom with its own en-suite bathroom completes this floor.

The private garden has been designed for entertaining with a plumbed gas grill, a gas fireplace, lush landscaping, outdoor speakers and plenty of space for designated dining and sitting areas.


Excavation on the site during renovation not only allowed for 9' ceilings but also expanded the cellar approximately 24' to nearly the full depth of the 20' x 103' lot. This created fully functional living spaces and additional square footage for an amenity driven lifestyle in the convenience of your own home.

The cellar level features a stunning screening room, a game room with light well, home gym, infrared sauna by Sunlighten with an adjacent shower, powder room, laundry room and a wine room with humidification.


The entrance to the full floor primary bedroom suite is through yet another set of floor-to-ceiling black steel and glass doors. The garden facing bedroom allows for a quiet respite and also features its own balcony. Dual walk-in custom white oak closets separate the sleeping quarters from the expansive primary bathroom.

The southern facing bathroom boasts Novella Creama limestone slabs with a double sink vanity, enormous medicine cabinets and heated floors. The vanity drawers are clad in limestone as well to create a seamless aesthetic. Adding to the drama of this luxuriously appointed bathroom is a sumptuous marble carved freestanding tub flanked by the water closet and shower, again enclosed by floor-to-ceiling black steel and glass doors.


The fourth floor consists of two king-sized secondary bedrooms each with en-suite bathroom, all consistent with the home's aesthetic. A second laundry room with storage completes this floor.


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19 King Street   (Click address for more details)
Listing #: 311492
Price: $6,995,000
Floors: 3
Nghbd: Soho
Located on a charming street in the Charlton-King-Vandam historic district, a beautiful 1826 Federal/Greek Revival townhouse is now on the market. Carefully and fully restored as an owner's triplex and one bedroom market rental, this sun-filled residence can be easily converted to a spacious single family home. Original details prevail, including six fireplaces, mantles, and plaster moldings. Two additional fireplaces can be revealed. There is an authentic townhouse feel throughout this home. The intact cornice, lintels, and entryway truly make this townhouse special. The owner's triplex has four bedrooms (one currently used as a library), a home office, three and a half baths, and a large landscaped garden.

Welcome home through the unique black and white marble foyer and you will immediately notice the classic staircase and grand parlor with 10.5' ceilings, beautiful moldings, and two large windows facing King Street. A unique ceiling arch separates the living room from formal dining area. The spacious chef's kitchen features a center island and plenty of space to eat in. There is a Gaggenau dishwasher, Viking six burner stove, Subzero fridge, and Viking oven with a custom copper hood that vents out. Other details include the terra cotta floor and Italian marble countertops. Beautiful wood custom cabinetry and storage space abounds. The kitchen overlooks the lovely, irrigated garden with Japanese Snowbell and Dogwood trees. There is plenty of greenery and space for multiple seating areas. A true oasis in downtown Manhattan.

The second floor has a spacious library with beautiful Mahogany woodwork and King Street views. There are custom bookcases, a fireplace, and a separate wet bar with fridge. The floor features a bedroom with a beautiful blue tiled fireplace and en-suite bath. There is a separate office adjacent to the bedroom.

A skylight overlooking the staircase illuminates the top floor. The primary suite has three windows overlooking the back gardens. A top floor sanctuary, there is wonderful light, custom built-ins, fireplace, and en-suite marble bath and large walk-in closet. There is another spacious bedroom with built-in bookcases, desk, storage, and en-suite windowed bath.

Other perks of this home include central AC and heat, top-floor washer dryer, Sonos sound system in the parlor, kitchen, and garden, and oak wide plank flooring. There is excellent storage and a rare vault under the sidewalk and a roman arched root cellar under the garden.

The garden floor apartment features a private entrance, large living/dining area with fireplace, beamed ceilings, office, kitchen, full bath, and bedroom with access to the garden. There is a washer dryer.

Thoughtfully designed, the townhouse features a reinforced structural steel pier to support level floors and there is sound attenuation between the floors. The windows are double hung and double glazed. The heating system has a gas boiler with a new hot water heater.

This home is a great opportunity to live with income, and has a strong rental history. Alternatively, the house can be delivered vacant and was designed to easily return to a single family if so desired. An architect suggests simply removing the parlor level half bath and extending the staircase down to the garden apartment's office area.

The landmarked Charlton-King-Vandam district is the second oldest historic district in the city. Today, the highly desirable Hudson Square neighborhood is in the center of downtown Manhattan. Soho, West Village, and Tribeca, along with some of the city's best restaurants, parks, and shopping, are all at your doorstep.
58 Downing Street   (Click address for more details)
Listing #: 174315
Price: $5,495,000
Floors: 4
Approx Sq Ft: 2,661
Nghbd: Greenwich Village
Welcome to 58 Downing Street - a unique townhouse with a bohemian chic country cottage feel carefully renovated with modern upgrades to meet today's buyer. A rare opportunity to own a home that outcharms the neighborhood. 58 Downing is a turn of the century West Village single family home with over 2600sf of interior living space spread out over four floors and a private garden. Built in 1899, this 3BR/3BA townhome exudes charm and a special character with four wood burning fireplaces, exposed brick, original wood ceiling beams and paneling, and reclaimed hardwood floors. The coziness and historical charm of the home is counterbalanced with a careful renovation bringing in a chef's kitchen with top of the line appliances, central air conditioning, radiant heat floors in baths, built-in Sonos and Nest systems throughout. All while being perfectly located in one of New York City's most desirable and charming neighborhoods, the West Village. Upon entry to the parlor level, you are met with an arcade of arched doorways opening into a gracious and intimate layout of perfect entertaining spaces. Offering flexibility of uses, the front and rear parlors feature 10ft ceilings, hand-scraped walnut floors, crown moulding, and each have wood burning fireplaces with antique wooden mantels. Both rooms have a special glow with the open concept allowing both north and south light the front parlor overlooks Downing Street to the north and the rear parlor opens to the rear garden to the south with a 7ft tall in-swing window. One floor above is an extraordinary floor-though primary bedroom suite finished with crown moulding and continued gorgeous reclaimed walnut floors. Sunbathed through two North-facing windows and treeline views, the primary bedroom easily accommodates a king-sized bed and has matching built-ins framed around the third wood burning fireplace. Between the primary bedroom and bath, there is a large dressing room with custom built floor to ceiling closets offering ample storage. The windowed primary bathroom has a walk-in spa shower and is finished in a handsome classic look: with a perfectly aged freestanding marble vanity, patinated copper finishes, and vintage floor tiles concealing radiant heat floors. Also on the primary suite floor is a laundry room with a vented washer/dryer. The top floor has two additional bedrooms and is bathed in sunlight from both north and south exposures featuring open sky views as well as three skylights. Original details such as the exposed brick and the beamed ceiling are perfectly balanced with custom built-ins and closets finished in a chic hale navy, wide plank oak floors, and a wet bar with refrigerator. Currently configured with a flexible layout, the third floor could function just as well as a den/media room with guest room or home office. The English basement features a chic farmhouse style eat-in kitchen with beamed ceiling and an exposed brick wall with built-in wood burning fireplace all rounded out with custom bead board cabinets topped off with soft white marble counter-tops. While timeless in it's aesthetic, the kitchen has been expertly renovated to meet chef's standards with a breakfast bar/island, Viking and Subzero stainless steel appliances, built-in wine refrigerator. The third full bath is also located on this floor as well as a rear sitting area which can serve as additional dining off of the eat-in kitchen. To top it all off, there is a private yard offering a fantastic space for entertaining, to plant a garden, or to relax and enjoy a bit of quiet outdoor solitude in one of Manhattan's most desirable neighborhoods.
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