‘Humans of New York’ creator picks up $2.45M Chelsea duplex

Posted On Thu, September 15, 2016 By

Posted On Thu, September 15, 2016 By In Celebrities, Chelsea, Recent Sales

You may not know Brandon Stanton by name, but you certainly know his photo-journalism project “Humans of New York.” Launched six years ago, the social media sensation features interviews with thousands of people on the streets of New York, with special series focusing on groups like Syrian refugees and veterans, and it’s now spread internationally. Stanton has encountered wild success, even authoring a book that spent 29 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and he’s now scored a lovely Chelsea co-op, reports the Observer. He and fiancée Erin O’Sullivan dropped $2.45 million on the lovely duplex at 440 West 23rd Street, which features a two-level backyard garden.

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The co-op is located in the Fitzroy Townhouse Row, a series of grand Italianate homes built in the 1850s on land owned by Clement Clark Moore (author of “The Night Before Christmas”) and referred to as “Millionaire’s Row.” In the 1940s, the homes were turned into apartments and later co-ops. Today they’re designated city landmarks and are less than a block away from the High Line.

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This apartment has two bedrooms, a home office, a double-height living room with a wood-burning fireplace, a renovated kitchen, and a laundry room that could be used as a another sleeping area or study.

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The two-level, south-facing garden steals the show, though, with its stone patio, wealth of plantings, and built-in shed.

[Listing: 440 West 23rd Street, A by Kristin Hurd and Alex Chang of Brown Harris Stevens]

[Via NYO]

Listing images courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

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