Chef Michael Symon–co-host of “The Chew,” Food Network personality, and restauranteur–picked up the narrow, turn-of-the-century townhouse at 58 Downing Street in April 2015 for $5.14 million, but just a year and a half later, he’s put the West Village home back on the market, reports Curbed. He’s not looking to make much of a profit, listing it for only $5.8 million, despite what the listing calls a renovation “for a contemporary lifestyle” and its plethora of historic details and stylish decor.
The charming brick townhouse, which sits on land once owned by Aaron Burr and John Jacob Astor, offers 2,560 square feet and three bedrooms. It has historic beams and brick, original wood paneling, and six fireplaces. The parlor level has ten-foot ceilings and gorgeous walnut floors. Here you’ll find the formal sitting room and the dining room with its arched built-ins and access to the backyard.
Below on the garden floor is the home’s crown jewel–the chef’s kitchen. The rustic room retains its historic charm with a brick wall and oversized ceiling beams, but it’s been updated with high-end appliances and contemporary-meets-country cabinetry. This level also has an additional sitting room with a fireplace and access to the rear garden. It could be converted to another bedroom or breakfast nook.
The second floor is devoted to the master suite, which has a fireplace flanked by built-ins, large dressing room, and bathroom with radiant heat flooring. There’s also a laundry room on this level.
On the top floor you’ll find the guest bedroom and a chic media room that been’s outfitted with a full-wall built-in entertainment center.
Coincidentally (or not?), fellow host on “The Chew” Daphne Oz listed her Murray Hill co-op last week, also after less than two years.
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Neighborhoods : West Village