PRICED TO SELL: Extraordinary 20 Ft. Wide West Village Single-Family Townhouse
Situated on one of the most desirable and historically charming blocks in the West Village, 85 Charles Street is an exquisite, five story, 20 foot-wide single family and rarely available townhouse. Built in 1868 on the site of former Peter Warren and Abraham Van Nest Estates, this extraordinary Second Empire French home was expertly renovated and modernized by Jim Joseph of Hottenroth + Joseph Architects. With five bedrooms, four full baths and two powder rooms, including a full floor Master Suite, this home is in mint condition.
Enter the home through its original rosette studded double doors into a large but welcoming formal parlor with soaring ceilings and double marble fireplaces. This room was designed for entertaining. The room flows out through French doors to an outdoor ivy -covered garden with a Sunbrella retractable awning, ensuring complete open-air privacy. A Swarovski-crystal walled powder room and glass and lacquered bar complete this room.
The separate street level service entrance hosts the family room with casual dining area, fireplace and chef's kitchen. A double Wolf range and Viking Sub Zero refrigerator are nestled into a Val Cuccine designed kitchen with optimal counter space. The entire kitchen has radiant heated limestone floors. The silk-paneled, sky lit formal dining room is perfectly located adjacent to the kitchen with a hidden powder room and walk-in butler's pantry.
The second floor is comprised of two bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom with radiant-heated floors. Original pine floors add to beauty of this level. The laundry room is conveniently located on this floor as well.
Upstairs upon the third floor is a stunning six-windowed master suite with fireplace, soaking tub and separate shower with a luxury steamer. Cedar lined closets and drawers make up an elegant walk-in dressing area. The bathroom floor has radiant heat. A paneled laundry chute connects to the laundry room below.
The fourth floor is currently set up as a bedroom with en suite bath as well as a handsome home office with fireplace. This floor plan is flexible and can be utilized in a variety of ways to suit its new owner. Original pine floors exist throughout this level.
An extraordinary private roof garden completes this magnificent home. A beautifully landscaped oasis, this roof has a fixed line gas grill, kitchenette and outdoor shower. There are unobstructed views of the Empire State Building to the north and the Freedom Tower to the south. This is truly a rarity in the West Village.
Additional Features and Amenities:
Fully finished 8+ft. ceiling basement currently configured as a children's playroom with additional cedar closets, refrigerator/freezer and ample storage space.
A large dumbwaiter travels the length of the home, ensuring ease of living without compromising space. The best of all worlds.
High-end security system and sound system integrated throughout home.
Three wood-burning fireplaces and two gas fireplaces throughout the home.
Central heat and air conditioning. Broker-Owner listing.