Located on a charming street in the Charlton-King-Vandam historic district, a beautiful 1826 Federal/Greek Revival townhouse is now on the market. Carefully and fully restored as an owner's triplex and one bedroom market rental, this sun-filled residence can be easily converted to a spacious single family home. Original details prevail, including six fireplaces, mantles, and plaster moldings. Two additional fireplaces can be revealed. There is an authentic townhouse feel throughout this home. The intact cornice, lintels, and entryway truly make this townhouse special. The owner's triplex has four bedrooms (one currently used as a library), a home office, three and a half baths, and a large landscaped garden.
Welcome home through the unique black and white marble foyer and you will immediately notice the classic staircase and grand parlor with 10.5' ceilings, beautiful moldings, and two large windows facing King Street. A unique ceiling arch separates the living room from formal dining area. The spacious chef's kitchen features a center island and plenty of space to eat in. There is a Gaggenau dishwasher, Viking six burner stove, Subzero fridge, and Viking oven with a custom copper hood that vents out. Other details include the terra cotta floor and Italian marble countertops. Beautiful wood custom cabinetry and storage space abounds. The kitchen overlooks the lovely, irrigated garden with Japanese Snowbell and Dogwood trees. There is plenty of greenery and space for multiple seating areas. A true oasis in downtown Manhattan.
The second floor has a spacious library with beautiful Mahogany woodwork and King Street views. There are custom bookcases, a fireplace, and a separate wet bar with fridge. The floor features a bedroom with a beautiful blue tiled fireplace and en-suite bath. There is a separate office adjacent to the bedroom.
A skylight overlooking the staircase illuminates the top floor. The primary suite has three windows overlooking the back gardens. A top floor sanctuary, there is wonderful light, custom built-ins, fireplace, and en-suite marble bath and large walk-in closet. There is another spacious bedroom with built-in bookcases, desk, storage, and en-suite windowed bath.
Other perks of this home include central AC and heat, top-floor washer dryer, Sonos sound system in the parlor, kitchen, and garden, and oak wide plank flooring. There is excellent storage and a rare vault under the sidewalk and a roman arched root cellar under the garden.
The garden floor apartment features a private entrance, large living/dining area with fireplace, beamed ceilings, office, kitchen, full bath, and bedroom with access to the garden. There is a washer dryer.
Thoughtfully designed, the townhouse features a reinforced structural steel pier to support level floors and there is sound attenuation between the floors. The windows are double hung and double glazed. The heating system has a gas boiler with a new hot water heater.
This home is a great opportunity to live with income, and has a strong rental history. Alternatively, the house can be delivered vacant and was designed to easily return to a single family if so desired. An architect suggests simply removing the parlor level half bath and extending the staircase down to the garden apartment's office area.
The landmarked Charlton-King-Vandam district is the second oldest historic district in the city. Today, the highly desirable Hudson Square neighborhood is in the center of downtown Manhattan. Soho, West Village, and Tribeca, along with some of the city's best restaurants, parks, and shopping, are all at your doorstep.