Okay history buffs, here’s your chance to own the elegant former home of Reverend Dr. Samuel Turner, who was one of the head professors at the nearby General Theological Seminary. He built the house at 440 West 22nd Street in 1836 to match the merchant-class residences popping up in Chelsea around this time, and he lived there until he passed away of typhoid fever in 1861.
When owner Michael Minick purchased the home in 1993, it had been subjected to years of neglect, but Minick lovingly restored it back to its Greek Revival glory, while preserving its turn of the 20th century Queen Anne exterior facelift. It’s now available for the first time in over 20 years for $17,950,000.
The 6,700-square-foot home is divided into six apartments on four 1,675-square-foot floors. Restored details include arched acanthus leaf crown molding, marble fireplaces, and a pressed metal cornice addition from its 1882 makeover, along with decorated metal surrounds framing the windows. You’ll also find oversized windows, inlaid wood floors, built-ins, and ceiling medallions inside the well-lit home. Updates include between-floor soundproofing and a third pane of glass in each window. There’s even space to add a 15-foot wall of windows on the eastern and western sides of the home.
The quiet Samuel Turner House is located in the heart of the Chelsea Seminary District. This puts you right at the front door of the art gallery district, the High Line, Chelsea Market, Chelsea Piers, the new Hudson River Park, Youngwoo’s new SuperPier, and countless restaurants and shops. Additional features include an 800-square-foot year-round garden, a 1,250-square-foot cellar, and plans already filed for an 825-square-foot penthouse addition. The home’s six units will be delivered vacant, so there’s also the potential to turn this into a single-family mansion.
Photos courtesy of Leslie Garfield Real Estate
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