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It’s a rare home in the middle of Manhattan that allows you to bypass the inconvenience of city parking; this brick single-family townhouse at 453 Second Avenue in Kips Bay does just that, with its own curb cut and private garage. And there’s an elevator, so you don’t even have to deal with vertical townhouse stair-climbing. Asking $4,995,000, the four-story townhouse has been given a thoroughly modern renovation from top to bottom with four bedrooms, three separate outdoor spaces, and tons of living and entertaining space.
On the garden floor–in addition to the garage–is a foyer and a lounge. The cozy lounge opens onto a private patio.
Up a modern custom staircase on the parlor level is a sleek, well-appointed kitchen with wood cabinetry and stainless steel accents. Also on this floor is a step-down living room and a terrace with townhouse garden and Empire State Building views.
On the third floor are two large bedrooms and a full bath. As with any townhouse, there are numerous closets and lots of light.
The primary suite occupies the full top floor of the home. A spacious sleeping area is framed by reclaimed wood beams. Adjacent is a large sitting room/office. The skylit primary bath features a stall shower and soaking tub. This floor also offers roof access for enjoying Manhattan rooftop views.
The garage, at street level, of course, needs no introduction. Below is a finished basement that can be used as a gym, playroom or media room–it already contains a temperature-controlled wine cellar.
[Listing details: 453 Second Avenue at CityRealty]
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Neighborhoods : kips bay