Elegantly rebuilt inside the shell of its former self, this 7,500 square foot, 24-foot-wide townhouse framed in steel and concrete includes a newly built carriage house, elevator, and a redesigned rear façade with fenestration to fill the house with warmth and light.
A reconstructed stoop leads to the open parlor floor with expansive views to the rear carriage house and bluestone-paved courtyard, offering exceptional privacy. The garden level, containing the kitchen, pantry, formal dining room and a powder room, opens onto the courtyard and is also accessed by the home’s informal entrance; a rare “horse walk,” or covered pathway beside the stoop that leads from the street to the rear of the building.
A luxurious and private full-floor master suite occupies the second floor, with a South facing bedroom, fully appointed dressing room, and five-fixture master bath with radiant heat floors. The third floor hosts two bedrooms which enjoy the full width of the house, each with en-suite baths and dressing areas. The top floor has an additional bedroom or home office, full bath, and informal living area with a wet bar and wood burning fireplace, sitting under an early 20th century painter’s skylight.
The rear carriage house, a private two-story retreat, can function as a guest house, home office, or entertaining space. It is accessed directly from the street via the horse walk and courtyard, or through the fully excavated and finished sky-lit lower level.
This thoughtfully appointed home is complete with the latest technology, including 19 zones of air conditioning and humidity control, a state of the art security system, integrated audio in nearly every room, and Crestron controls for all of the home’s smart features, including Lutron lighting and motorized window treatments. With custom millwork and handmade Nanz hardware throughout, this home is the perfect intersection of history and modernity, located on a classic cobblestone West Village street.