This $3.925 million combined sale in an historic Flatiron building is a unique opportunity for more than one reason. The 1870s Italianate townhouse at 28 East 21st Street, now a co-op, served as the studio of architect Richard Morris Hunt, whose designs include the Met as well as the Biltmore estate, The Breakers and other notable Gilded Age properties. It’s also a chance to acquire an 1,850-square-foot duplex with three bedrooms plus a dreamy townhouse backyard complete with flowering dogwood and magnolia trees and a 250-square-foot artists’ studio in the heart of the Flatiron district.
As a combined property consisting of parlor level unit 2A and garden level unit 1B, the duplex has several options for living and sleeping quarters; according to the listing there’s plenty you’d want to leave just the way it is, including central air in both units, three bedrooms and four baths. From the images provided, well-preserved historic details are everywhere, including gorgeous parquet floors and moldings galore.
The kitchen and bath look up-to-the-minute stunning with marble everywhere and updated fixtures and appliances. The building has a newly renovated lobby and is approved by both the co-op board and the Landmarks Preservation Commission for exterior stoop and railing reconstruction. With co-op approval, expansion might also be an option as the townhouse does not exceed existing FAR.
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Images courtesy of Warburg Realty Partnership Ltd.
Neighborhoods : Flatiron