After finding this incredible townhouse at 17 Saint Luke’s Place–one of 15 identical Italianate row houses built in the 1850s on land owned by the Trinity Church–in the New York Times real estate section 40+ years ago, legendary journalist Linda Ellerbee knew she had to have it, even though it was above her budget. “I bought the house 30 minutes after touring it,” she told LL NYC. “It was like every movie I had ever seen growing up about what it was like to live in Greenwich Village in a brownstone.” But now that her children are grown and she plans to spend most of her time in the Berkshires and Puerto Vallarta, she’s decided to list the well-renovated and well-preserved home for $10.75 million.
The home is currently configured as a garden apartment with a triplex above. Ceilings in the main triplex residence range from 10-15 feet high, with oversized windows, Juliet balconies, wood-burning fireplaces, and gorgeous molding. On the modern convenience side, the home offers a laundry room and central air throughout.
A bright, spacious kitchen is equipped with a SubZero refrigerator and a Viking professional stove. A butcher-block-topped custom island invites casual dining and guests, and there’s plenty of space to display your favorite art–and hide the microwave.
Comprising the home’s entire top floor is a dreamy master suite with a study and a walk in closet, a wood-burning fireplace, original exposed beams and a large skylight–plus a master bath with a jacuzzi. Perhaps coolest of all is a private rooftop garden.
Downstairs, the garden level contains a one-bedroom apartment with a private entrance, a renovated cellar, a laundry room, a wood burning fireplace and central air. There’s a “picturesque garden,” though the listing doesn’t show pictures. The unit promises to be quite an asset given West Village rents, but it would be very little work to combine the two for a sprawling single-family home from garden to rooftop.
[Via LL NYC]
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Images courtesy of Douglas Elliman.
Neighborhoods : West Village