Dramatic triplex condo on historic Stuyvesant Square in Gramercy asks $1.5M
All photos courtesy of DDreps Andrew Brincka
Here’s an opportunity to own a renovated one-bedroom condo in one of the most attractive buildings in Gramercy. Facing the historic Stuyvesant Square Park, the home takes up three levels (including a bonus attic space) at 305 Second Avenue, a building also known as Rutherford Place. Designed by prolific architect R. H. Robertson, the 10-story building was built as a hospital in 1902 and gifted to the city by J.P. Morgan. Asking $1,545,000, the available residence features 20-foot ceilings, park views, a mullioned glass wall, and 21st-century amenities.
You’re greeted by the home’s uniqueness immediately upon entering, with a foyer that provides a bird’s eye view of the living space and a peek into the glass-walled bedroom.
The loft-like space is drenched in sunlight streaming in through the oversized windows, brightening every inch of the double-height living room. The home overlooks Stuyvesant Square Park, a charming green space originally part of Peter Stuyvesant’s farm.
Opposite the living room is the tucked-away kitchen, which has undergone a designer-approved update. The eat-in kitchen features a large breakfast bar, top-of-the-line appliances, and sleek stone-capped countertops.
The windowed spa-like marble bathroom on this floor is also brand new, with heated floors, dual sinks, and a glass step-in shower.
With the bedroom on a separate floor, the residence feels less like an apartment and more like a house. Adding a distinctive element to the unit is the mullioned glass wall that brings in extra light and a feeling of cohesion withw the lower level. The bedroom has custom built-ins and a decent-sized walk-in closet.
“Perched above it all,” as the listing describes, is a flexible bonus space that adds to the house-in-an-apartment feeling. The unusual room could easily become an office, guest room, storage space, or some combination of everything.
Rutherford Place sits within the enclave of Stuyvesant Square, an area centered around the historic park that is bound roughly by 14th and 18th Streets and First and Third Avenues. As 6sqft previously noted, Stuyvesant Square could be considered part of Gramercy Park or an extension of Stuy Town, but the neighborhood is a “highly desirable enclave in its own right.”
Formerly the New York Lying-In Hospital, the luxury condo conversion features duplexes and triplexes, many with distinct layouts. The building was completed in 1902 and converted to condominiums in 1986 but operated as a rental building until 2006.
Amenities at the pet-friendly condominium include 24-hour concierge, laundry on every floor, a bike room, on-site valet and housekeeping, a new fitness center, and a planted roof garden with more of those park and skyline views.
[Listing details: 305 Second Avenue, #727 at CityRealty]