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Three of a Kind: Tasteful Townhouses

Featured Properties // Jun 05, 2014

New York’s iconic townhomes continue to draw potential homebuyers to the City and surrounding boroughs at record numbers. Offering quintessentially New York living, complemented by their highly coveted and spacious layouts, these three CORE townhouse listings offer a taste of some of New York City and Brooklyn’s finest homes.

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Where: 241 West 17th Street
Size: 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms
Asking: $11,500,000
Listed by: Shaun Osher

Welcome to 241 West 17th Street, a modern oasis conveniently located in the heart of Chelsea. This architecturally unique five-story, 25-foot wide townhouse offers four to six bedrooms as well as three full and two half baths with a private garage, elevator, and 20-foot glass paneled facade. The gracious design incorporates a modern aesthetic design with sleek finishes and transom windows, while keeping the beautiful original exposed brick and charm. The first floor showcases a grand living and entertaining space with soaring 22-foot ceilings, Juliette balcony, a 20-foot wall of windows, and a wood-burning fireplace. The second floor boasts an open chef’s kitchen with granite countertops, top-of-the-line Sub-Zero and Viking appliances, an island breakfast bar, all open to the formal dining area with skylight. This level also features a formal sitting area that leads to a floating mezzanine level. The third floor of the home includes three bedrooms, one of which opens to a large private deck and another boasting a wood-burning fireplace, along with a full Italian-designed bathroom. The master suite occupies the entire fourth floor of the townhouse with 12-foot ceilings, fireplace, and a windowed Italian-style bathroom with double sinks, spa tub for two, shower, bidet, and a skylight. This home also includes has an outdoor private, bi-level cedar roof deck for summer entertaining. Additionally, there is a separate entrance with two sizable rooms, a full bath and kitchenette, and a basement with recreation room and laundry center. Only moments from Chelsea’s famed art galleries, fashionable boutiques, and chic restaurants.

Please note: showing on Wednesdays between 12:00pm – 5:00PM. Co-exclusive.

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Where: 135 East 38th Street
Size: 6 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms
Asking: $6,500,000
Listed by: Patrick Lilly

This beautiful 1864 townhouse is one of Murray Hill’s largest homes. The elegant edifice is situated on an attractive tree-lined block. Approximately 5,780 square feet with an additional full basement, the property has two residential units and one commercial space with a private entrance. Many period details remain, including fireplace surrounds, curving staircases, wooden shutters and hardwood floors. Amenities include 11.5-foot ceilings on the parlor floor, planted garden and balcony, direct stairs and bulkhead to the roof, two renovated kitchens and laundry in both units. There are exposures on four sides, highlighted by an immense oriel window, which is the main architectural feature on the front facade. The building can be delivered vacant and is perfect for a large single family home, live/work, investment or a small embassy. Air rights include an additional 1,700+ square feet buildable. Minutes away from Grand Central, Metro North and Subways.

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Where: 152 Willow Street
Size: 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms
Asking: $3,295,000
Listed by: Douglas M. Bowen

Welcome to 152 Willow Street, the most unique opportunity available in Brooklyn Heights. 152 Willow has undergone a complete conversion to become a turn-key, single-family home on one of Brooklyn Heights’ most regarded blocks. Built as an apartment house in the 20’s and connected to the corner property at 25 Pierrepont, 152 Willow recently became its own tax lot and block, and is now a one-of-a-kind single family home. The 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath home has approximately 2,750-square feet of living space plus a fully built-out private roof terrace. All the floors have beautiful eastern exposures that look out to this storied Heights block with additional exposures to the west. With 31 feet of frontage on Willow Street, you enter through a front patio area at the first level. This level opens onto a well-appointed cook’s kitchen outfitted with Sub-Zero, Viking and Miele appliances and stone counters; there is also a dining area off the kitchen. Travel up the center sculptural stair to find a relaxing and open plan living room/den level. The next two levels contain two en-suite second bedrooms with subway tile and marble baths, and a master bedroom floor with a marble spa bath and fully built-out walk-in closet. There are walnut floors and treads from LV Wood Floor throughout. The lower level is flexible space suitable for a home office or children’s playroom with its own bath. Brooklyn Heights is known as one of the best communities in all of New York City, rich in history and heritage and replete with the services and amenities that are requisites for the very best quality of a life.