An extraordinary and rare, fully renovated townhouse from celebrated Dutch architect, Winka Dubbledam. This 21-foot wide, 5,000-square-foot home is set in a private and serene oasis of lush gardens and single family homes in West Chelsea: simply one of the finest townhomes to come to market in the area and all of downtown Manhattan.
Winka Dubbledam and her award-winning firm, Archi-Tectonics, are well known for their elegant and innovative designs and use of hybrid sustainable materials and smart building systems. This is all evident at 451 West 24th Street where her thoughtfully considered design, selection of materials and finishes and careful execution over a four year renovation, resulted in a remarkable residence that takes townhouse living to a new level of aesthetic and functional enjoyment.
The home features wide plank, Siberian oak floors imported from Russia that warm the interiors and an elegantly designed all glass rear facade and interior staircase separated by massive panes of glass that open the house and fill it with light from a skylight above and from the rear garden.
The home also features 12-foot high, carved wood walls that separate the entry foyer from the main parlor and slide in either direction to create more private or public spaces: function meeting form perfectly and elegantly.
The home offers four bedrooms including a guest suite on the garden floor with an en-suite bathroom plus kitchen. This floor also has a large storage room and walk-in laundry room as well as a large den, office or screening room with wet bar, powder room and fireplace that opens to the garden with large, pivoting glass doors. One floor above is a gracious parlor floor with fireplace and a large custom, open kitchen from Valcuccine and a dining room that overlooks the beautifully planted and expansive rear garden through floor-to-ceiling windows. On the next floor is a spacious master bedroom suite with its own terrace overlooking the rear garden. The top floor houses two bedrooms, a large bathroom and a den/office/media room.
The home also offers a large basement, perfect for a wine cellar and additional storage and is complete with redundant top-of-the-line building and mechanical systems and state-of-the-art security and home automation systems. It also features a rare front garden which separates the home from the street providing additional privacy.
Located moments from the High Line, Chelsea Piers, Hudson Ri