No detail was overlooked in the meticulous restoration of this light and airy sun-filled four-story townhouse located on a tree-lined block in the heart of Murray Hill. Originally built in 1899, this two-family building has been configured as a stunning single-family home with sleek renovated office at the garden level and a finished basement.
The home was impeccably restored by the homeowners, both renowned in their fields of Fashion Direction and Portrait Photography, together with their acclaimed architect Neil Logan. The home does not impose a style, but creates an ambiance. What was old, special and valuable has been conserved and is now wrapped in a clean, modernist aesthetic.
At 18 feet wide, this home offers five bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, a large office on the garden level and a beautiful open garden, accessed from two levels. At the parlor level, two woodburning fireplaces with original mantles anchor the living and dining spaces which are connected by a custom-designed Boffi kitchen. The kitchen also features a Miele oven, Subzero fridge, Gaggenau range top and a Miele dishwasher. This parlor level boasts over 11-foot ceilings with heightened entryways and elegant framing. This floor opens out to the landscaped garden perfect for entertaining in the privacy of mature trees and adjacent townhouse gardens.
The second floor is configured with a master bedroom overlooking the garden and another sunny south-facing bedroom, both with original woodburning fireplaces. This floor also has a large custom-designed bath clad in limestone. The top floor features original tin ceilings and a beautifully restored original oval skylight juxtaposed with a new modern skylight counterpart. A large south-facing bedroom as well as two smaller rooms, currently configured as dressing rooms are also on this level. The charming skylit bathroom on this level features a handmade limestone sink also designed by Neil Logan. The entire home features original pine floors restored by Lothar Cordts and is wired for a Nest home security system. This property, while currently built to an FAR of 1.96, has a residential FAR of 4 so in theory and depending on zoning additions to the home are possible. Conveniently located within two blocks of both Fairway and Trader Joe's, less than three blocks to the six train and surrounded by the culinary refinements that both Gramercy and Flatiron have to offer.