Historic Kips Bay townhouse with room to grow asks $4.3M

Posted On Tue, February 13, 2018 By

Posted On Tue, February 13, 2018 By In Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Interiors, kips bay

This mid-19th century townhouse in Manhattan’s often overlooked neighborhood of Kips Bay might be a dime a dozen in a Brooklyn neighborhood like Cobble Hill. But in Midtown it’s asking $4.3 million and it looks as cute as a button somehow. This four-story-plus-cellar Greek Revival-style (officially) three-family home sits on a pretty tree-lined residential street. At 18-inches wide its well-maintained and fetching façade is highlighted by custom contrasting shutters.

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The house features oversized windows and plenty of natural light. Currently configured as a single-family dwelling, the property offers the flexibility of creating a garden-level rental if desired.

205 East 31st Street, cool listings, kips bay, townhouses

Though the interiors don’t offer too much in the way of  historic detail, there are five original fireplaces (some of which are wood-burning), hardwood floors, solid wood pocket doors, built-in bookshelves and exposed brick.

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The best news of all is that key modern additions include central air conditioning, a new kitchen with top-of-line appliances, two newly renovated baths, laundry, a high-tech security system, an intercom phone system, a built-in sprinkler system, a water filtration system and lots of custom-designed storage throughout.

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Also in the good news department: A beautifully planted, brick-tiled outdoor garden just off the home’s garden level; a Juliet balcony off the dining room features a staircase down to the garden as well.

205 East 31st Street, cool listings, kips bay, townhouses

205 East 31st Street, cool listings, kips bay, townhouses

205 East 31st Street, cool listings, kips bay, townhouses

Currently there is room for at least three bedrooms and there are three and a half baths.

205 East 31st Street, cool listings, kips bay, townhouses

205 East 31st Street, cool listings, kips bay, townhouses

205 East 31st Street, cool listings, kips bay, townhouses

205 East 31st Street, cool listings, kips bay, townhouses

A sophisticated master bedroom offers a brick fireplace and a vast custom walk-in closet/dressing room. A sparkling master bath is freshly renovated, bright and spacious.

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[Listing: 205 East 31st Street by Joy Weiner and Deanna Kory for Corcoran Group]

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Images courtesy of Corcoran Group.

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