An icon reimagined: situated within the Chelsea Historic District, 334 West 20th Street has been transformed following a years-long, painstaking renovation designed by renowned AD100 firm Gachot and meticulously executed by exacting owners. This 25-foot wide Greek Revival townhouse spans 7,058 square feet across five levels, with three separate and distinct outdoor spaces including a tranquil tiered garden and rooftop deck.
Exquisite finishes greet you at the home's parlor floor, with ceiling heights reaching over 11 feet, 5-inch wide plank select rift cut European White Oak floors in a chevron pattern, and mahogany pocket doors with unlacquered brass hardware, with custom woodwork and plaster moldings throughout. Wood-burning and gas fireplaces clad with Imperial Danby marble mantels and Absolute Black granite hearths are found in the dining room and living room, respectively, with a stunning mahogany-clad butler's pantry offering seamless entertaining possibilities with an electronic dumbwaiter and adjacent powder room. The living room's triple French doors open to a balcony and staircase descending to the landscaped garden.
Descending to the home's garden level via the gracefully curving staircase or the home's elevator, you are immediately drawn to the custom-designed mahogany wood kitchen by Gachot, featuring Imperial Danby marble and Absolute Black granite counters, handmade Lacanche Savigny range, Miele and Sub-Zero appliances, and custom Valli & Valli hardware. A fully outfitted pantry holds additional prep space, refrigeration, and access to the dumbwaiter. The adjacent family room with a gas fireplace opens directly onto the verdant landscaped garden with lush vegetation and slate pavers. A powder room, guest suite with full bath, and convenient mud room with built-in dog washing facilities complete the floor. Wellness and relaxation are the focus of the lower level, where a media room or lounge with adjacent wet bar leads to a dedicated wine cellar, home gym, powder room and laundry facilities.
As you head upwards, you reach the second level, containing three graciously proportioned bedrooms with three en-suite bathrooms; finishes in each include Walker Zanger Bianco Dolomite marble floor tiles, custom vanities by Gachot, and Waterworks Highgate fixtures. Pocket doors open to a central media room or den, and a study or playroom is conveniently located off one of the bedroom suites.
The top floor of the townhouse is solely devoted to a gracious and sun-filled primary bedroom suite. A central entrance gallery, complete with a custom mahogany wet bar and refrigerator, is surrounded by capacious closets. The south-facing primary bedroom is bathed in light; the adjacent sitting room leads out onto an oversized private terrace. On the northern end of the floor is a stunning primary bathroom wrapped in Bianco Dolomite marble, featuring a freestanding Duravit Luv bathtub, steam shower, and Waterworks fixtures throughout, and leads to an oversized dressing room or office. The home's central staircase leads from the primary floor to a roof terrace with panoramic city views.
Originally constructed in 1836, 334 West 20th Street is a thoroughly elegant and high caliber residence at home in one of the city's finest historic districts, set on a charming and beautiful tree-lined Landmarked street of restored historic townhouses. The original facade, painstakingly preserved and restored, is married with an entirely rebuilt, structural steel reinforced home complete with hydronic radiant floor heat throughout, Lutron lighting controls, automated shades, and state-of-the-art mechanical systems. Truly an exceptional creation and a rarity in today's marketplace.