A Garden in the East Village? This $1.9 Million Condo Has Two

Posted On Thu, August 14, 2014 By

Posted On Thu, August 14, 2014 By In East Village, Interiors, Recent Sales

A lucky new owner just nabbed a charming little oasis in the heart of the East Village for $1.9 million, according to city records. And while you might be thinking an “East Village oasis” is a blatant oxymoron, this quiet little condo begs to differ. The property is almost like a secret garden in the city; hidden in a bustling neighborhood as opposed to being among the grounds of a vast manor. In fact, take a look inside this cozy unit, and you might forget all about the throngs of college students frequenting the bars right around the corner. Now that’s pretty impressive.

217 2nd Ave, Peter Marino kitchen, East Village condo with gardens

Situated just a few blocks from busy Union Square, this peaceful place doesn’t even know the definition of the word “crowd.” A private gated entrance and a garden filled with rose bushes and hydrangeas introduces this property, immediately setting a high bar for what’s to come.

217 2nd Ave, Peter Marino kitchen, East Village condo with gardens

Inside the renovated home, original details such as refinished wide-plank hardwood floors blend with modern conveniences like new lighting, providing an experience that is as compelling as it is luxurious. The master bedroom features a decorative marble fireplace and two spacious closets, as well as a tranquil view of the serene front garden, compliments of Citiquiet windows. And the master isn’t getting any special treatment, either. The second bedroom/home office looks out over the back garden. That’s right. There’s a back garden, too. This unit knows how to deliver on its promises.

217 2nd Ave, Peter Marino kitchen, East Village condo with gardens

A fully renovated, Peter Marino-designed kitchen boasts top-of-the-line appliances, Caesarstone counter tops, a center island complete with seating, and plenty of storage. There’s no doubt in our minds the new owner of this pad will be enjoying plenty of dinners in the beautiful rear garden. This surprisingly spacious green space features ivy-adorned walls, gingko trees, red flowering quince, and bamboo.

217 2nd Ave, Peter Marino kitchen, East Village condo with gardens

The home’s one bathroom is large enough to be converted into two, with Bosch laundry appliances conveniently placed right beside it. And lucky for this new buyer, perception is far removed from reality. Because while he might forget he’s in the city every time he enters his new oasis, the vivacious East Village neighborhood awaits him as soon as he steps outside the gate.

[Listing: 217 2nd Avenue, Apt. G by Paul Kolbusz and Sara Gelbard of Corcoran]

Photos courtesy of Corcoran

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