$15 MILLION, 243 EAST 17TH STREET
The Italians and Brits haven’t always gotten along so great (see: Henry VIII, World War II, World Cup 2014, et al.). But the two nations put all that ugliness behind them to meld together and stylize this 28-foot-wide Anglo-Italianate townhouse at Stuyvesant Square Park.
SPECS AND THE CITY: 6,494 square feet, five bedrooms, six bathrooms, Gramercy
PERKS: A three-bay facade, five stories, 16-foot ceilings on the parlor floor, a “grand winding” staircase, five fireplaces, arched doorways, skylights and original moldings, Clive Christian eat-in kitchen with limestone countertops, “high-end” appliances, a separate office, direct access to the “charming” garden, and a master bedroom with private terrace.
WHAT’S THE CATCH? The music room could encourage you or yours to get the old band back together.
THE X-FACTOR: A cast-iron balcony running “the width of the edifice” will tempt you to pretend like you’re the pope addressing Saint Peter’s Square.
CONTACT: Emily Beare and Patrick V. Lilly, Core, 212-726-0786 and 212-612-9681
$15.99 MILLION, 9½ JANE STREET
It’s not often one can claim to live on a street named for a beloved “Melrose Place” character, but this move-in-ready townhouse lets you do just that. OK, that’s a lie, but it’s still fun to claim.
SPECS AND THE CITY: 3,500 square feet, three bedrooms, 2½ bathrooms, West Village
PERKS: Garden level features an open kitchen and floor-to-ceiling windows, while the first level is a “gracious” parlor floor with a formal living room, the second floor has a “well-sized” master bedroom suite, the third floor has an office and private fitness room, and atop the house sits a “captivating” planted rooftop terrace.
WHAT’S THE CATCH? You have a “½” in your address — God only knows who’ll get the other half of your mail.
THE X-FACTOR: This historic home combines “the charm and character found in an 1800s” home, without the cholera!
CONTACT: Jim St. Andre, Core, 212-612-9602