This is the home that will lure New Yorkers onto the ferry and straight to Staten Island. It’s a unique property–a duplex townhouse that’s part of a cooperative–with a stunning interior. Under 18 foot ceilings, the main level is lined with exposed brick, wood ceilings, and a ceramic tile floor, alongside a gas fireplace and massive windows. It’s located at 48 Bay Street Landing, right off the waterfront and within walking distance to the Staten Island ferry. And its asking price of $875,000–far lower than similar properties in Manhattan and Brooklyn–is sure to bring in potential buyers from around the city.
The main level, with its high ceilings, large windows, and rich interior details, is one of the best spaces of the home. More historic touches–like the fireplace with a granite surround–are joined by upgrades that include central air conditioning, “smart” home wiring and in-wall speakers.
Adjacent to the open living/dining room, a kitchen is located underneath the mezzanine. It’s decked out with a Bisazza tile backsplash, silestone counter tops, custom lighting and a spacious breakfast bar.
Also on the first floor: a soundproof media room/den.
The mezzanine level has exposed ductwork and the original, century-old timber ceiling beams intact. Shelving lining the hallways provides lots of storage space. From up here, you can catch views of the New York waterway and passing ships.
The master bedroom comes with a skylight, generous closet space, a “Jacuzzi room” and master bathroom. Two more semi-private rooms are linked along the mezzanine, which overlooks the first floor. The listing suggests they could be transformed into office space, a guest suite, nursery or art studio.
The home is located right in the heart of St. George, a historic neighborhood that gazes onto the New York Harbor. These days, the area is known for new development that promises to transform it into more of a tourist attraction. The promise of more development, plus the undeniable charm of this home, should bring plenty of buyers. And did we mention it comes with a private parking spot? If you’re not sold yet, check out more interior images and a floorplan in the below gallery.
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Photos courtesy of the Corcoran Group
Neighborhoods : St. George