Rare and Spectacular Light-Filled Penthouse Overlooking Gramercy Park Asks $2.5M

Posted On Fri, May 6, 2016 By

Posted On Fri, May 6, 2016 By In Cool Listings, Gramercy Park, Interiors

From the outside, the Gramercy Park townhouse at 132 East 19th Street is immediately impressive. According to this Streetscapes column, it was a brownstone completely redesigned in 1908 by the innovative architect Frederick Sterner. Now the facade boasts a light stucco and huge windows that lend to lovely, bright apartments. The building’s penthouse unit has hit the market and is showing off massive floor-to-ceiling clerestory windows, under 14-foot ceilings, that offer a view over the other landmarked townhouses of Gramercy Park.

132 east 19th street, living room, co-op, gramercy

132 east 19th street, living room, co-op, gramercy, window

According to the listing, this is one rare apartment — in the past 100 years, it’s only been available for purchase a mere three times. For a long time the painter Cecilia Beaux lived here, and it does seem like the perfect apartment for an artist. The living room is filled with light and decorated with bookshelves and a working wood fireplace framed by a 14th century French mantle. A glass door leads out to a front balcony, which has views all the way to the Empire State Building. It’s all very romantic indeed!

132 east 19th street, kitchen

The kitchen has been renovated rather uniquely, with a cooktop on the counters and a stove placed inside the back wall.

132 east 19th street, bedroom, co-op

132 east 19th street, bedroom, co-op

132 east 19th street, bathroom, co-op,

There are two bedrooms and one bathroom, all of which are located off the entrance gallery. They are cozy spaces, also filled with light and artwork. While the apartment is stunning it does have a comfortable, low-key feel to it. Whoever joins the very short list of owners to this penthouse is one lucky New Yorker.

132 east 18th street, facade

[Listing: 132 East 19th Street, #PHF by the Rubin Team for Douglas Elliman]

[Via CityRealty]

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Photos courtesy ofDouglas Elliman

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Neighborhoods : Gramercy Park

  • Lakonislate

    That last photo is weird. It looks like they photoshopped the sky and clouds in, and made the side wall disappear.

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