Enveloped by the facade of an original Neo-Flemish style carriage house constructed in 1893, this spectacular modern townhouse was built in 2006 and has a rare private parking garage. With tremendous scale, this unique five-story home spans nearly 7,000 sunlight-filled square feet, spread over multiple living and entertaining spaces, 5 or 6 bedrooms, 6 full and 2 half bathrooms. Every room takes advantage of the full 20 width of the house, and there are exceptional ceiling heights throughout soaring to over 15 in the principal entertaining rooms on the second floor. The bedroom floors ceilings are all 10+, while the entry levels is 12+. Floor-to-ceiling windows in every room of the house flood the home with natural light, and accentuate the large but perfectly proportioned rooms. Another rarity for Manhattan is the indoor/outdoor sensibility offered by this townhome, with six fully landscaped and irrigated private outdoor spaces. Nearly every view is framed by greenery, whether terrace plantings or treetops. Enjoy coffee and the paper amid the lush plantings on the living areas large terrace, or take the elevator all the way up to the crowning jewel of the home for sunset cocktails and skyline views on the rooftops Ipe deck, home to a verdant garden with multiple seating areas, a fire pit, a pergola and a green-wall.
150 East 22ndStreet is perfectly located at the center of Manhattan, just 1 block from Gramercy Park, and yet is just outside the borders of the Landmarks Preservation Commissions Gramercy Park Historic District. Nonetheless, the sellers chose to preserve and beautifully restore the blond-brick facade, and to set the newly constructed house back from it, so that the streetscape presents as one of the most substantial carriage houses still standing in the coveted Gramercy neighborhood. The original building was commissioned by Miss E.L. Breese, a prominent New York socialite, and designed by the cole des Beaux-Arts educated architect Sidney V. Stratton. Convenient to all of Downtown, Midtown and with easy access to everything the city has to offer, Gramercy is a quiet enclave yet a sought-out location, as it is the northern border of Manhattans downtown district, with its hip neighborhoods and the citys most exciting dining, shopping and nightlife options.
GroundFloor: A curb cut leads to a 136 X 21 garage, a luxury afforded to few single family homes in Manhattan. With ceilings in excess of 12 and an oversized automatic door, the subway-tiled garage accommodates any vehicle an owner may desire whether an oversized SUV, a luxury sedan, or a sport car. With plenty of space for storage, the garage also houses the mechanical systems of the house on its mezzanine level. The spacious entry foyer is accessible through the garage, and also from the discreet hallway leading from the front door, and has several large coat and storage closets and the elevator landing. A large door leads to an enormous space that is currently a fabulous entertaining room or den with a home theater system, opening directly to a charming garden level patio with a decorative outdoor fireplace that could house a gas or ethanol fire an ideal outdoor party space or shaded play area.Designed to also function as a complete guest or staff apartment, there is a full bathroom and a concealable kitchen outfitted with a Viking 4 burner range, Liebherr refrigerator and a Miele dishwasher.
Parlor (2nd) Floor: The stair hall leads to a grand formal living room with a dining area and a loft-like huge open kitchen, all flanked by two substantial outdoor terraces. This wow space has soaring 155 ceilings and a six-foot wide spark ribbon fireplace clad in Luce de Luna marble. Perfectly scaled for large gatherings, the floors flow also lends itself to intimate lounging and cosy repose, with multiple seating options. French doors on the southern window wall open the living space to a large, beautifully planted and furnished terrace, with a softly bubbling waterfall built into the original structural framing walls of the old carriage house. A gallery-scaled wall spans the full length of this level and is ideal for showcasing even the most impressive of contemporary art collections. At the other end of the floor, the eat-in chefs kitchen is outfitted with Boffi black oak cabinets, a poured-in-place 2-inch-thick 14-foot-long polished concretetopped island, and a suite of top-of-the-line appliances that includes a 48 Viking professional range, a Subzero refrigerator and Miele dishwasher. The architecturally significant original facade of the house shelters a set-back terrace off of the kitchen, which can be opened by double doors to a Viking outdoor gas grill and a seating area.
3rdFloor: Overlooking tree-lined 22ndStreet, just above the stepped pediment of the old facade, the master bedroom suite features 102 ceilings, a Calacatta gold marble-clad gas fireplace, two large walk in closets, and a luxurious master bath. Spa-like and spacious, the Bianco marble-lined master bathroom has a steam shower, oversized Tea-for-Two Kohler 6 bathtub, a teak vanity with marble counter, a matching bench, and extensive storage. Down the hall at the southern end of the floor is a second large bedroom suite, with a luxurious bath, large closet, and a very private south-facing terrace protected by tall bamboo plantings and a wood privacy screen, with townhouse views beyond. Every floor can be closed off from the staircase by a doorway, so this could easily function as a sitting room & study if incorporated into a full floor master suite.
The fourth floor is home to two large bedrooms, each with en suite bathrooms and an abundance of storage space. The north-facing suite features a gas fireplace with a Travertine surround, and a walk in closet. Between the bedrooms is spacious hall housing a laundry room with an oversized washer and a vented dryer.
5thFloor: The top floor of the house opens into a lounge-like sitting or family room centered on a Zebra Grey limestone gas fireplace and south-facing planting terrace. Ideally configured with a wet-bar and a powder room that also service the roof deck above, this floor feels like a private retreat atop the house. Opposite the den is another en-suite bedroom, with a Calacatta marble fireplace and a planting terrace with northern skyline views.
Roof Garden: Nothing short of spectacular, the elevator-accessible roof garden is beautifully landscaped oasis with lush plantings including a kitchen herb garden and a greenwall, and is fully clad in Ipe-wood decking. A pergola provides daytime shade, and the multiple seating areas include lounge seating surrounding a gas fire pit. With city views, this one-of-a-kind roof deck is a perfect outdoor entertaining space or an escape from the city below, and crowns this ultimate city home.
Other notable features of this very special home include 5 maple wood floors throughout, 5 zones of central heating and cooling on demand, a Crestron smart home system, and a sophisticated fingerprint security system. This rare offering must be experienced in person to fully appreciate the unique combination of spaciousness, privacy, luxury and light.
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