Tin ceilings aren’t uncommon in prewar New York apartments, but they’re usually painted over white. This prewar garden duplex, at the Gramercy Park cooperative 224 East 18th Street, is featuring bold, silver ceilings on its main floor–an original design element of the 1920s townhouse. A more recent renovation transformed the apartment from a two bedroom into a one bedroom with a den/media room downstairs. There’s also access to a private backyard garden. The ask comes in at $1.55 million.
The main floor boasts hardwood floors, those impressive tin ceilings, and brick walls. It’s configured with an open living/dining room in front, a contemporary kitchen in the middle, and the master bedroom in the back. That kitchen, with its exposed brick, open shelving and wood cabinetry, looks more Brooklyn loft than Gramercy co-op!
The master bedroom has two large closets which offer storage all the way to the ceiling. An oversized south facing window looks out at the planted garden, and a glass door will take you right outside. The bedroom is connected to an ensuite bathroom with an extra-deep claw-foot tub.
The garden’s very charming and feels quite private, perfect for an intimate outdoor dinner party.
A staircase outside the bedroom takes you to the den. This could, of course, be used as a second bedroom but there are no windows–only skylights.
This red brick townhouse is situated between Second and Third Avenues… it’s actually closer to Stuyvesant Square than it is Gramercy Park. Regardless, the location is close to just about anything a New Yorker could need, including plenty of subway access at Union Square. And if you’re the type of New Yorker who loves old prewar details, this apartment is hard to beat.
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Photos by Sotheby’s
Neighborhoods : Gramercy