Exceptional Greenwich Village Townhouse off 5th Avenue
Extraordinary in every way. Located just north of Washington Square Park, along the Greenwich Village Gold Coast, this truly unique 21 foot wide home stands out among the classic Greek Revival brick townhouses that surround it.
Originally built in 1845, this historic and landmarked townhouse was completely rebuilt in 1978 by celebrated American architect Hugh Hardy in a modernist style with a distinctive slanted facade. This vast 4 bedroom (currently being used as a 3BR), 5+ bathroom home is a study in New York City contemporary luxury. The interior is designed with the front and rear of the home on different levels, which provides more than 6,000+- sq ft of living space. The entire home feels incredibly open and airy as every level flows from a central atrium and open staircase, topped with a skylight that bathes the space with natural light. The back of the house adds to the feeling of expansive space with a 20 foot wall of glass reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright that provides double-height ceilings, connects the interior space with the rear garden, and serves as a dramatic backdrop for entertaining.
Every level of this architecturally significant residence was recently meticulously redesigned and customized by VonDALWIG Architecture, offering modern living at it's very finest. The top of the line home technology package includes an integrated audio, video, shade and lighting system throughout every level; radiant heat flooring provides year-round comfort; full-house humidification; a remote security and intercom system; a water purification system; even a snow-melting system. This stunning home features a private elevator, Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, solid oak Dinesen floors, Toto toilets and Dornbracht bathroom fixtures, plus a laundry room and extra storage area, with multiple outdoor spaces.
Upon approaching 18 West 11th Street, you will be immediately struck by this contemporary showpiece townhouse on a charming block just off 5th Avenue. Enter on the parlor floor and behold the modern, bright and expansive space you never knew could exist inside a historic Greenwich Village townhouse. The stunning space moves fluidly from level to level via the sunny central atrium. The parlor floor and the level above provide two wonderful living areas that flow down to the graceful Henrybuilt kitchen. A chef's dream, it provides abundant prep and storage space plus a huge center island. The 20 foot wall of windows open out to the back garden and terrace, creating a spectacular indoor/outdoor living and entertaining space. The garden features a custom stainless steel outdoor kitchen with Wolf barbecue and Sub-Zero refrigerator, as well as a heated plunge pool.
On the upper floors, 2 bedrooms encompass an entire level each, with en-suite bathrooms (one with a Japanese soaking tub) and generous custom closets. The primary bedroom suite is located on the top two floors, with one level serving as a grand dressing room and spa-like bathroom. The top floor bedroom is a serene oasis with black paneled walls, a powder room, and a wall of windows leading out to a secluded planted terrace.
The lower levels of the house offer another large living space with a sink and refrigerator plus a full bathroom, and large 4th bedroom with ample custom closets. A private entrance on the garden level allows this space to be utilized as a separate duplex 1BR mother-in-law apartment or staff quarters.
This home really must be toured to appreciate how truly special it is. Contact the exclusive listing agent to schedule your private showing.