Where: 233 East 17th Street, PH1
Size: 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms
Listed by: Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon
Crowned by a private 1,521 square-foot roof terrace, this dramatic penthouse counts among Gramercy Park’s most exceptional residences. Perched atop a handsome 1877 Gothic Revival landmark in the Stuyvesant Square Historic District, this spectacular 2,200 square foot 3-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom home is defined by its uncommon dramatic elements. Anchored by the great room’s wood-burning fireplace, this grand, south-facing space enjoys abundant light and tranquil views of neighboring Stuyvesant Square Park. Soaring 13-foot ceilings typify the Victorian proportions of the main living area, and sunshine cascades from a towering 20-foot atrium onto the chef’s kitchen below, which boasts custom Poggenpohl cabinetry and Viking appliances. Each of the three spacious bedrooms offers an exquisitely appointed en-suite bath and large, custom-fitted closets. The private wing is separated by an elegant formal gallery, which offers increased privacy and convenient access to the home’s laundry area. Connected to the interior by a floating staircase is the lushly landscaped private terrace. Specimen plantings and thoughtfully imagined entertaining areas punctuate this urban oasis, designed as a three-season sanctuary. The terrace is equipped with an integrated audio system, irrigation, lighting, a gas barbecue, and an outdoor shower. Historic architectural views abound, dominated by the verdant hues of the park below.
Landmark 17 is a boutique condominium of just thirteen luxury residences. Fully renovated in 2006, this pet-friendly building is attended by a part-time doorman.