This impeccably decorated one-bedroom garden maisonette at 645 East 11th Street has East Village charm, international flair and a claim to the “largest private garden in Manhattan.” Adding to the apartment’s unique style is the treasure trove of interior details that reflect the owners’ extensive travels to Asia, Bali and elsewhere including ceiling fans from the Metropole Hotel in Vietnam, a rosewood fireplace mantel, 19th century mahogany doors, a 19th century Chinese armoire and 10-foot teak walls surrounding a dozen bamboo trees in teak planters in the massive back garden.
Walls are exposed brick and floors are hardwood. Designed for comfort as well as style, the apartment has central heat and air and top-of-the-line appliances and lighting.
Unlike most garden apartments, ceilings rise to 10 feet and a dining alcove is large enough for actual dining. A chefs’ kitchen with tiled open shelves is anchored by a six-foot island; you’ll find tons of storage as well as a working wood burning fireplace–and the practical perk of a washer-dryer.
That 1,000 square-foot private garden backs up to a 25-foot-high brick building, giving the enviable outdoor space a room-like quality as well as privacy and quiet. Multiple seating areas include a 20-foot patio, a dining area with a six-foot marble dining table and chairs, a fire pit and Japanese-style white sectionals for outdoor seating that can be enjoyed nearly year ’round.
In the bedroom you’ll find a surprisingly spacious 8-foot-by-10 foot walk-in closet and custom armoires made from reclaimed doors. In the building’s basement is your own private storage locker.
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Images courtesy of Douglas Elliman.
Neighborhoods : East Village