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Three of a Kind: A Tale of Three Townhouses

Agents, Featured Properties // Oct 03, 2013

While talk surrounding New York real estate has shifted to towering new development projects and the evolution of neighborhoods on the outskirts of Manhattan, townhouses throughout New York City remain a cornerstone within the market. Known for their exquisite details and pre-war charm, these gorgeous listings are every homebuyer’s dream. Today’s “Three of a Kind” features three townhouse properties currently on the market in three of the city’s most desirable neighborhoods.


Where: 143 East 63rd Street
Size: 6-bedroom, 8-bathroom
Asking: $17,900,000
Listed by: Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon

Owned by legendary singer and Ambassador for the Great American Songbook Michael Feinstein, this beautiful Upper East Side home has played host to many of our generation’s most well-respected icons in show business, politics and literature. The finished product of two separate townhouses joined together, 143 East 63rd Street is 25-feet wide on a lot which is more than 100-feet deep. The expansive home has been painstakingly restored to conjure the artful opulence of yesteryear without sacrifice to modern convenience. Some of the many features found throughout this unique, 18-room manse include two kitchens, staff offices, a gorgeous outdoor pagoda, abundant storage and a grand foyer space.


Where: 23 Downing Street
Size: 4-bedroom, 5-bathroom
Asking: $8,995,000
Listed by: Emily Beare and David Beare

A unique development project in the heart of Greenwich Village, 23 Downing Street offers modern aesthetics, while keeping the charm of a quintessential townhome intact. Offering approximately 3,700-square feet of space, this five-floor home boasts a large master suite, three additional bedrooms, four full baths and two half-baths, spacious living areas and 900 exterior square feet, including a private garden and rooftop terrace. Designed by renowned Turett Collaborative Architects, this early 19th century re-mastered home is filled with modern amenities, including radiant floors, professional-grade appliances and state-of-the-art technology.


Where: 135 West 69th Street
Size: 5-bedroom, 4-bathroom
Asking: $12,000,000
Listed by: Shaun Osher, Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon

Listed by legendary jazz musician David Sanborn, this magnificent, 19-foot wide, single-family townhouse is located on one of the Upper West Side’s handsomest row of brownstones. Built at the turn of the last century, this 13-room manse has been lovingly restored to 5-bedrooms, 3-full and 2-half bathrooms. Abundant original details include pristine millwork and hardwood inlaid floors, which complement the modern amenities of a well-appointed chef’s kitchen and spa-like baths. Representing the best in Uptown living, this gorgeous home is located among some of the city’s best shopping, dining options and other cultural attractions.