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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Currently there is room for at least three bedrooms and there are three and a half baths.
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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Images courtesy of Corcoran Group.
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