A 25-foot wide townhouse is real estate of collector quality: Aside from its scarcity, this rare historic late-19th Century, one of a row of townhouses on a tree-lined picturesque street in the heart of Tribeca is perfectly positioned moments from the Hudson River Park surrounded by all the conveniences of the inimitable Tribeca lifestyle. John McComb Jr. - the architect of City Hall - built this house in 1796, moving it from its original site to the current location. It was designated a landmark in 1969 and might be amongst the oldest houses in New York City that has been meticulously gut-renovated in recent years. The iconic Federalstyle, red-brick facade, peaked roof, and signature dormer windows, have a commanding yet subtle presence on Harrison Street with four-stories - approximately 4,000 square feet in size - featuring four bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, four fireplaces, and a tranquil south-facing garden that abuts a community space revered by all in the know in Tribeca. The parlor floor features a massive, open loft-like space with soaring 10 ft+ ceilings and tall windows, bathed in northern light all day long. A gracious, entry foyer, with abundant closet space, welcomes you, and a pristine sky blue tile powder room is of added benefit. The living room is focused on a fireplace, one of several in the house. An expansive, open, contemporary chef's eat-in kitchen features white cabinetry, a pantry, and counters along with metallic green grey backsplash, and outstanding stainless steel appliances including a Subzero fridge and Miele appliance package including an induction range oven with overhead vent hood, wine fridge, espresso machine, & microwave oven. All this overlooks a private oasis, a leafy green landscaped, quiet rear garden, approximately 575 square feet in size, with an ivy-clad brick wall in the background that provides superb privacy.
The English basement below is advantaged by being exposed to natural light and includes a large lounge space with fireplace, a sizable bedroom, full bathroom with glass shower, and a large laundry room with Miele washer/dryer, along with a sink, folding area, and notable utility storage. The second floor has two oversized bedrooms, both with excellent closets and uniquely tiled en-suite bathrooms with deep tubs. There's a separate hall landing area that could be used as a play space or home office area, with additional storage. On the staircase landing; a built-in window seat overlooks the garden, perfect for an afternoon read. The dramatic penthouse sunny, the airy master suite occupies the entire top floor that features impressive vaulted high-pitched 12 ft+ ceilings, with glorious light from the skylight and dormer windows, two fireplaces, and an open bathroom concept with a grandly scaled copper soaking tub and a custom granite double shower. This floor features outstanding storage space, with enough room for a sitting area and home office. Unlike most townhouses this does not feel like four small stacked apartments at all: the spaces are generously proportioned with great ceiling heights and light throughout, the perfect blend of historic charm with all the conveniences of a modern home that functions well. No detail has been overlooked; from the charming exposed brick, wood beams, white wood floors & window shutters, to the built-in bookcases, dual window treatments for sun & privacy, along with NEST thermostat-controlled central heat & air conditioning throughout, and adjustable lighting options in almost every room. While this home is superb and impossible to replicate, its setting may be as important, nestled in the heart of Tribeca, surrounded by some of the world's finest properties. The neighborhood retail, food, transportation, and recreational amenity options are par none, just moments from the Greenwich Hotel, Whole Foods and so much more to the south in the newly evolved Financial District with its soon-to-open Ronald Perelman Performing Arts Center. If you want to live the TRIBECA DREAM, this may be your best option.