Only one flight up and located on one of the most beautiful blocks in the city, a tranquil, tree-lined street in the heart of Chelsea, this elegantly designed 3-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home resides in a 25-foot-wide stately townhouse built in 1856. The entry foyer features dramatic arches reflective of the stunning architectural details throughout and leads to the expansive, sun-filled living room, which offers a flexible alcove that can be created into a fourth bedroom or an inviting den. A grand marble, wood-burning fireplace serves as the centerpiece for sophisticated living, along with 11-foot ceilings, a classic chandelier and three oversized custom windows, with extraordinary views of the lavish grounds of the General Theological Seminary. The kitchen boasts endless storage with floor-to-ceiling, custom-built wood cabinetry, marble countertops (with seating) and backsplash, and stainless Bosch and GE appliances, including a wine fridge. A dining area adjoins the kitchen, designed with oak flooring and a marble-bordered inlay. The large master bedroom is both quiet and sunlit, with oversized windows and ceiling fan. The spa-like, master bathroom features a free-standing soaking tub, glass-enclosed walk-in shower, chic marble flooring, and an adjoining oversized walk-in-closet. The second bedroom has an ornate marble mantled WBFP, recessed lighting and a custom closet with overhead storage. The third bedroom also has recessed lighting, a large custom closet and views over a sunny garden. A windowed hall bathroom for these bedrooms offers marble tiling (subway pattern on the walls / basket weave pattern for the floor), and a soaking tub. Modern accommodations have been installed in this luxury home, with a Sonos sound system set up throughout the living room, kitchen, dining room and master bedroom, all remotely controlled. In addition, there is central air/heat, updated electrical, beautifully refinished walnut stained oak flooring, custom window treatments, picture frame and crown moldings, and a washer/dryer. Two storage units also come with the home. Only one flight up and the only apartment on the floor, this home is a fine example of privacy and sophistication. Pets allowed. 434 W. 20th Street sits on one of Chelsea's most coveted streets, with elegant townhouses and buildings, picturesque flower beds, and lush trees. Clement Clarke children's park, plentiful restaurants, cafes, clothing boutiques, Whole Foods and other grocery stores nearby along 9th and 10th Avenues. Hudson River Park, the High Line and fine galleries are also only a block or so away.