Modern Townhouse Perfection. This recently gut-renovated, 6-floor townhouse is an architectural masterpiece that features one-of-a-kind natural light, centering around a stunning staircase covered by a retractable skylight roof that allows natural light to cascade all the way down to the parlor. The home also boasts a double-height, two story, glass rear facade that brings the large, lush, and immaculate garden and more sun into the home. A traditional brick and brownstone entry opens into this light-filled, airy, modern classic. The exceptional depth (97′), width (22′), and height of this awesome home allow for a perfect balance of entertaining and living areas, including a master suite on the top floor highlighted by Empire State Building views. Three remarkable outdoor spaces include the deep garden, a large library terrace with electric awning, and a multi-tiered full roof terrace with built-in seating to take in stunning Empire State Building, city, and open sky views. This unique townhouse is situated on a tree-lined historic block in the heart of the West Village and adjacent to the refurbished Washington Square Park. An elevator conveniently services the cellar to the top floor. The home has been retrofitted with state-of-the-art appliances, custom closets, electric privacy and blackout shades and drapes. And a brand new Savant smarthome system controls lighting, audio and video to complete this magnificent residence.
You are invited in by a modern spin on a gracious parlor sitting room and the spectacular open angular center staircase that scissors all the way up to an electric retractable skylight that offers tremendous light to the heart of each and every level of the home. Past the staircase, a chef’s kitchen and large breakfast area are marked by double-height ceilings that reveal a rear glass facade that brings both light and garden green into the space. The glass slides open to extend this entertaining level outside into the deep garden where landscape and hardscape define a large outdoor living room, a dining room with built-in banquette, as well as, a sun lounge for supreme outdoor living. The garden is complete with a gas plumbed fire pit and accent lighting for nighttime entertaining. Specimen trees were arranged to provide year-round green, privacy, and shade from magnificent plumes.
Level 2 – Living Level:
Up the grand open staircase sits a large formal living room with a linear gas lit fireplace and oversized historic windows from which treetop color is brought in from the trees that line Waverly Place. Opposite the living room is the formal dining room which benefits from the double height overlook out to a bird’s eye view of the garden. The color, light, air, and green continue.
Level 3 – Guest Level:
This floor features two bedroom suites – North and South. Both suites offer great proportions, ensuite baths, walk-in closets, and great privacy. The oversized South suite offers room for two beds, an extra large walk-in closet with custom shelving and cabinets, and a large built-in desk area. Floor-to-ceiling windows showcase endless southern light and garden views. Not to be outdone, the North suite enjoys continued treetop canopy and historic village views to Waverly Place.
Level 4 – Library and Guest Level:
Cozy up to the warm and inviting south-facing library with a gaming nook and custom wall-to-wall bookshelves. French doors lead out to a wide sun terrace with great room for seating and an electric awning that can provide complete shade. On the north side of the level sits a private bedroom, which could also be converted into another opportunity for a family room to make this entire level a common living level.
Level 5 – Penthouse Master Level:
The Penthouse is a dedicated master suite. Cascading light floods into the entry hall of this suite from a tremendous glass skylight and twin light wells. The volumous North facing master bedroom offers views to the Empire State building and incredible blue sky and stars at night from the double height pop-up ceiling and a double row of windows. The proportions of the bedroom allow for a both a large bedroom set and ample room to set up an ensuite living room. On the opposite end of the level is a windowed walk-in custom closet, as well as a 5-piece master bath.
A retractable electric skylight opens to a jaw dropping entertaining space with built-in outdoor lighting and seating to take in the remarkable city views, open sky, and stars at night. A fantastic area for a morning coffee, evening dinner party or quiet midday retreat.
A staircase off the kitchen brings you to an incredible finished media-playroom. The level also includes two executive office suites with custom built-in desks and shelving, multiple storage rooms, a large laundry room, and mud room. Convenient access to this level from the full height under-stoop entry.