The minute you walk into this gorgeously renovated three-bedroom apartment at 442 West 23rd Street in Chelsea you are greeted with the most unexpected of views: a breathtaking bi-level garden. Beautifully framed by a two-story Portella-designed architectural steel door and window combination, the 1,000-plus square feet of landscaped perfection is the focal point of this exquisite home.
New plantings surrounded by architectural cedar fencing, two seating areas (stone bench bistro seating and Ipe Brazilian hardwood) and a bluestone patio offer an enchanting oasis. And while it might be hard to tear yourself away from such a divine spot, the home’s interior is equally as enticing.
Custom millwork from local craftsmen (Brooklyn) featured in the wood-burning fireplace’s solid walnut mantle, as well as the library shelving, combines with exposed brick and reclaimed Catskill barn wood floors to radiate warmth and charm, and a lovely steel and walnut spiral stair winds its way between levels.
The gourmet chef’s kitchen with a farm sink, six-burner Wolf range, Subzero refrigerator, Bosh dishwasher, organic white Casarstone countertops and island with seating for four is a host’s dream, and flows directly into the living/dining area for effortless entertaining.
Situated in the historic Fitzroy Townhome complex in the heart of one of New York City’s most vibrant neighborhoods this wonderful garden apartment duplex on the market for $2.8 million is a perfect blend of country charm and city chic.
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Neighborhoods : Chelsea