Live in a historic 19th century townhouse filled with intricate ironwork, high ceilings and beautiful moldings, in addition to multiple decorative fireplaces and several private outdoor spaces. Situated between Gramercy Park and Augustus St. Gaudens Playground, this home presents the opportunity to own a piece of history filled with century-old details and charm, as well the potential for modern transformation.
Built in 1848 and maintained by the Baer family for over 150 years, it is only the second chance in history to own this gorgeous Anglo-Italianate townhouse. Spanning five levels and approximately 5,300 square feet, including the lower level, the charming home offers 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, as well as a home library, office and several dining areas.
Through the front garden with a breathtaking cherry tree, enter the home's sun-soaked parlor floor warmed by original arched entryways. The grand living room, featuring two decorative marble fireplaces, allows for a full-floor of open entertaining space. Graciously separated by stained glass French doors, the adjoining south-facing dining room grants direct access to an upper balcony and overlooks the private backyard garden enclave.
Accessible via a direct, separate entrance from 19th Street, the garden level is a private entertaining oasis with a windowed chef's kitchen, study and additional convertible living space currently arranged as a children's playroom. The floor also has additional access to the garden, with bountiful options for outdoor dining and leisure.
The third floor's grand, bright master suite with decorative black marble fireplace offers luxury and functionality with four mirrored closets and a large master bathroom. An opulent library, as well as additional bedroom and half bath, round off the floor.
The top family floor features three bedrooms, one bathroom, an office with skylight, as well as access to the not-yet-developed roof. The south-facing bedroom's sliding door reveals a private patio.
Warmed by century-old details, including a 100-year-old Ailanthus tree in the backyard, 236 East 19th Street presents an abundance of entertaining space, both indoor and outdoor, making this home perfectly suited for a variety of homeowners.
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