Actress Noelle Beck and her husband Eric Petterson are looking to unload their stunning four-story townhouse on Stuyvesant Square for $17 million. To give that price tag some perspective, the couple purchased the home in 1997 for just $1.6 million. That’s right, if all goes according to plan, these two could walk away with close to 20 times the amount they paid for their Gramercy pad. Now, how’s that for a dramatic plot twist?
All it takes is a glance at the exterior of this 28-foot-wide, landmarked, Anglo-Italianate-style townhouse to see that it’s special. The stately, three-bay façade boasts full-length arched windows and cast iron balconies, creating quite a first impression.
Inside, the renovated home features original details such as hardwood floors, original moldings, and high ceilings that top 15 feet in some rooms. Access each floor by elevator, or take the scenic route up the stunning, custom-designed staircase. The garden level lives up to its name with front and rear gardens, the latter boasting a patio and surrounding ivy-covered walls for optimum privacy. On this floor you’ll also find a high-end Clive Christian kitchen with limestone counters and an office nook along with a dining room.
Head upstairs to the second-floor master, which has an en suite bathroom, walk-in closet, and a terrace overlooking the garden. There’s also a living room and den with access to a small balcony with street views. The home’s other three bedrooms are on the third floor, along with a sitting room that can be converted to a fourth bedroom and laundry facilities. Meanwhile, the fourth level has two separate one-bedroom apartments, complete with living rooms and kitchenettes.
The basement has a few extra perks, including a music room (or spare bedroom) with separate street access, a media room with direct access to the backyard, and a space marked for a potential wine cellar. Additional show-stopping elements include five fireplaces (one wood-burning) with surrounds of Moravian tile and marble, arched doorways, ornate chandeliers on every floor and a skylight.
243 East 17th Street was built in the mid 19th century and sits directly across from Stuyvesant Square Park in the prestigious Stuyvesant Square Historic District. This coveted location is close to everything from Union Square to Flatiron and beyond, with some of the best restaurants and shopping destinations in the area and the exclusive Gramercy Park nearby.
Photos courtesy of Corcoran Group
Neighborhoods : Gramercy