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Property Type: Townhouse
Listing Status: Active
Purchase Type: For Sale
MLS Listing ID: RPLU-63220695844
This architectural masterpiece is situated in the center of the famous row of seven single family houses on the quaint and quiet tree lined Stuyvesant Street. Designed in the 1850’s by the renowned James Renwick, Jr. architect of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Grace Church, among other famous New York City landmarks. The historic Stuyvesant Street is one of the oldest streets in the center of Greenwich Village, and one of the few true East to West streets in Manhattan, running diagonally from 9th Street &Third Avenue to 10th Street near 2nd Avenue, in the St. Mark’s Historic District, Stuyvesant Farms in the 1600’s.
The brick and limestone facade house with north and south exposures, is flooded with sunlight throughout the day. It retains all its original architectural details including marble carved fireplace mantels, high ceiling with ornate moldings on every floor, wooden carved stairway rail, large wood doors and plank wood floors all meticulously maintained and restored.
The six-story house plus finished basement, features a front south garden and north backyard. Originally a single family residence, it is now comprised of two units, a four story residence with roof top terrace and a garden triplex . The house offers the rarely available opportunity of having a primary residence, while enjoying income from the charming garden apartment. It can also be easily restored to a single family home. Perfect location, steps to Cooper Union, Astor Place and Washington Square Park and just a few blocks to Noho, Nolita and Soho to the south and Union Square to the north.
LAYOUT: The main residence, features a large foyer entrance with high ceilings original moldings and large double paneled doors. A grand stairway with wood carved railing, and north windows on every floor leads first to the amazing Parlor Floor which boasts a large entrance double paneleddoors,12’ ceilings with ornate crown moldings and center medallion, floor to ceiling windows, wide plank wood floor and a beautiful fireplace with an ornate carved marble mantel piece. A large arch with original oversized wood pocket doors separates the main room from an spacious kitchenette/bar room with a large north window and customized oak cabinets and bathroom.
The sunny formal dining room-den floor thru features three large windows, a fireplace with carved white marble mantel piece, wide plank wood floors, a recently upgraded open chef’s kitchen with marble countertop and custom cabinets plus a pantry.
The sun blasted fourth floor features a bedroom with a white marble mantel piece fireplace, den/office with large walk-in closet, an oversized bathroom with marble floors and laundry, a large window offers views of the adjacent gardens.
The expansive floor-thru master suite on the top floor, features high ceilings, skylights, exposed beams, original plank wood floors, an oversized bathroom with marble floors, double sink vanity and a large window with rooftop views.
A wide stairway provides access to the private deck roof garden, with endless views of the city skyline in every direction, a special place to relax and embrace all seasons in a unique and peaceful setting.
Garden Residence: Entry way thru the front garden below the stoop to a spacious floor-thru living-dining area with wet bar, high ceilings, exposed beams, two decorative fireplaces, exposed brick walls and wide plank wood floors. A large door provides access to the charming north garden. A curved stairway leads to an exceptional floor thru bedroom with high ceilings, original moldings, large south window, a period fireplace with carved marble mantel piece, a large walk-in closet and an updated bathroom with large window and separate toilet. The spacious kitchen and laundry area are in the lower level. In addition, a large separate storage room and mechanicals are placed in the cellar.
31Stuyvesant Street offers approximately 3500 SF gross living area including the cellar, plus approximately 650 SF of outdoors. This magnificent architectural gem offers a rare opportunity to step back in history and enjoy life in peaceful environment. A real rear find!
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