Gramercy House is a 1902 loft building situated one block west of the renowned lush Gramercy Park. The building was converted in 1977 by Gordon Matta-Clark and Les Levine, both major influential artists. Other important artists, Julian Schnabel and Anselm Keifer enjoyed living and working here at 24 East 20th Street, and the building continues to be the home of choice for collectors and artists of note.
Over 7000 square feet of space, 24 Tall and Wide Windows, this loft is for anyone seeking massive volume and an authentic space. Transformed from a painting studio by Architecture Research Office (ARO) into a fantastic residence on two floors, there are preserved original wood strip floors and imposing columns, as well as original oak sash windows evoke the best of loft living.
One enters directly into the space via the key-lock elevator, where the current configuration allows for surprising vistas, intimate and private spaces, all uniting into a glorious entertaining space. Along the light filled north windows is the large kitchen, reminiscent of a chic suburban eat in. A palatial master bedroom suite with a dream-size closet for all seasons, and a one of a kind master bath which incorporates cleverly the aspects of the major contemporary art on display throughout the home. An additional ?serenity room', library and large second bedroom complete the third floor.
The floors are connected via a dramatic corner stair; midway between the floors a mezzanine provides for an elegant library and sitting area, surrounded by custom steel railings and bannister. The lower level has a guest suite and superb office, which can easily be transformed into additional bedrooms, and a fabulous double height corner reaching up to 25 feet.
The block enjoys superb cuisine having Gramercy Tavern, the fine new Sarashina Horii from Tokyo....(the ONLY strictly soba restaurant in New York). The stunning national historic site of Theodore Roosevelt's birthplace sits adjacent to 20-24 E 20.