Chelsea Townhouse Has Lots of Wood, Brick and Sunshine and a Leafy Garden for $18K/Month

Posted On Mon, June 20, 2016 By

Posted On Mon, June 20, 2016 By In Chelsea, Cool Listings, Interiors

The term used in the listing to describe this renovated four-bedroom townhouse in the residential midst of bustling Chelsea is “intelligently modernized,” and it fits. The 3,600-square-foot townhouse at 240 West 21st Street, built in 1840, has, like most of its kind, a long and storied history; constructed as a family home (in this case for the well-to-do Hanks family) it saw generations of residents through the best and worst of times.

But unlike some, this particular residence has emerged once more as a spacious and comfortable single-family home with more perks than quirks and is now on the rental market for $18,000 a month. Summer is a fine time to enjoy its sun-dappled leafy back yard and private upper deck. A hip loft-style kitchen and lots of brick set the interiors apart from some of its historic counterparts, and a slightly unusual layout means the living room is in the back–where the sunshine is.

240 West 21st Street Kitchen Living

From the outside every bit the classic Federal townhouse on a tree-lined Chelsea street, this single-family home was thoroughly renovated in 2005 and features lots of open space, the aforementioned exposed brick walls and 11-foot ceilings.

240 West 21st Street Kitchen

240 West 21st Street Living Room Skylight

The modern, well-appointed kitchen is open to a 12-person dining area, ideal for entertaining or as a family gathering spot. A spacious and cozy living room has a central skylight and opens to back stairs leading to the home’s lush landscaped garden; there’s a quiet reading library in the front room.

240 West 21st Street Yard

The home’s lower level also opens onto the garden from a multi-purpose “garden room” and a family/media/play space. A washer and dryer live on this floor as well.

240 West 21st Street Bedroom

Two floors of bedrooms mean there’s plenty of room for family, friends or work/play spaces. A private deck off a second-floor bedroom is perfect for morning coffee or a nightcap. We don’t get a peek at the bathrooms, but we’re assured that the home’s three-and-a-half baths are “modern and adequately designed.” Central air is yet another summertime bonus.

[Listing: 240 West 21st Street by Christopher James for CitiHabitats]

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