Filled with 19th century grandeur, glorious details and a perfectly calibrated designer renovation, this Italianate brick townhouse at 292 West 4th Street may need some work–but only if you’re a fan of bold color in your home decor. If you embrace the tranquility of white, the 10-room West Village home on a gorgeous tree-lined block of noted lush private gardens may be just what you’re looking for. Built in 1860, the 20-foot-wide home asking $18 million has updated interiors by noted designer Piet Boon that complement scores of original details, starting with a stoop framed by a wrought iron railing and extending through floor-to-ceiling glass to elegant terrace gardens.
Throughout are high ceilings, new herringbone-patterned wood floors and six wood-burning fireplaces. The home’s monochrome palette is the perfect backdrop for large-scale art created by one of the home’s current owners, artist Rachel Lee Hovnanian.
Existing quietly in the background are modern comforts like central HVAC and an integrated sound system. Joining a grand parlor floor terrace are two large rooftop terraces–one with a hot tub and outdoor shower and a glass solarium with Empire State building views. On the parlor floor are a living room and library with original stone fireplaces. Three massive French doors fill the space with sunlight.
On the garden level is a stylish eat-in kitchen that opens onto an expansive trellised outdoor space. Adjacent is a charming dining room. On the floor below are a staff Suite, a laundry room, a gym and storage.
On the home’s upper floors you’ll find an unparalleled master suite with a bathroom clad in bookended Statuario marble. On the top floor are two more bedrooms and wood-burning fireplaces and that exquisite rooftop sanctuary with views across the village and beyond.
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Neighborhoods : West Village