On a historic block in Chelsea, an elegant one-bedroom asks $1.6M
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On a historic block in Chelsea, an elegant one-bedroom asks $1.6M

June 8, 2021

All photos courtesy of Heidi Solander for Sotheby’s International Realty

An apartment on one of Chelsea’s most historic blocks is now on the market. Located at 450 West 20th Street, the residence sits within the campus grounds of the General Theological Seminary, founded by the Episcopal Church in 1817. Asking $1,600,000, the available parlor floor one-bedroom features sophisticated touches throughout, from the 11-foot ceilings to the custom-made Parisian wall panels.

The General Theological Seminary is the oldest seminary of the Episcopal Church and occupies most of the block between 20th and 21st Streets and 9th and 10th Avenues. The complex still contains a seminary, but now also includes condo buildings, community facilities, and a hotel.

The spacious living room feels even larger thanks to the high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows. Posh details include a fireplace with a marble mantlepiece, lovely moldings, and 18th-century Parisian paneled walls.

In spite of its tininess, the kitchen still manages to be chic. Decked out with marble finishes, the kitchen is equipped with a Miele oven, a Subzero fridge, a dishwasher, and even a wine fridge.

At the rear of the apartment, the south-facing bedroom features another gorgeous marble mantled fireplace, a closet with additional lofted storage, and more than enough space for a windowed home office or exercise bike. The current owner’s super tall bookshelves help highlight the unit’s impressive ceiling height.

With a statement light fixture and clawfoot tub, the bathroom boasts an understated sophistication.

Constructed in 1854, the Anglo-Italianate townhouse features a rusticated brownstone base, arched entryway, and a unique cornice with a honeycomb frieze. The building contains five units as part of a professionally managed co-op, according to the listing.

Located in the heart of the Chelsea Historic District, the property is near hundreds of art galleries, the High Line, and incredible restaurants and boutique shops.

[Listing details: 450 West 20th Street, Apt 2 at CityRealty]

[At Sotheby’s International Realty by Wayne Burkey]


All photos courtesy of Heidi Solander for Sotheby’s International Realty

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