Between Broadway and the Hudson River, the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan dates to the early 1800s. In recent decades, it has become one of the most sought-after locations in the city, buzzing with culture, amusing shops, an array of restaurants and cafés, and an evolving art scene. On one enchanting tree-lined street, this 4,425-square-foot home beckons with a classic iron-railed courtyard; a façade draped in lush, vibrant wisteria; five inviting floors; and nearly 2,000 square feet of glorious outdoor living space.
New York, New York | Chris Poore, Sotheby’s International Realty – Downtown Manhattan Brokerage
The home’s wonderfully flexible floor plan affords enviable versatility, with the current configuration offering four bedrooms, a home theater, and a gym. Rooms display timeless finishes, including honey-hued wide-plank hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, decorative moldings and ceiling treatments, and ornate fireplaces. Of the three and one-half baths, one is appointed with vintage fixtures and colorful tile. Skylights and tall windows fill nearly every room with lovely natural light.
Configured in an enfilade, the living areas begin with an open kitchen, where generous use of wood creates an especially warm, welcoming ambience. Highlights include a Wolf range, a generous island with counter seating for four, and cheerful breakfast nook tucked in a sunny windowed corner. Beyond are the formal dining area and a bright and airy living room with a wood-burning fireplace.
Accented with an elegant railing of richly toned wood, the home’s staircase rises gracefully to the private quarters on the upper levels. The master suite occupies an entire floor and boasts 12-foot ceiling heights, eye-catching decorative treatments, tall windows admitting welcome natural light, and a cleverly lit tray ceiling. The luxurious master bath is clad in marble and features a spa-rivaling soaking tub, a step-in corner shower, its own fireplace, and a host of refined details. A walk-through closet links the bedroom and bath. The fourth and fifth levels offer two peaceful guest bedrooms, two full baths, a media room with a projector and sound baffling, and a fourth bedroom or den with a wet bar.
The living room opens to a terrace overlooking an idyllic garden, an oasis of greenery where the leaves of shady trees rustle serenely in the wind. A second full kitchen and a home gym are located on the garden level, opening to a covered patio created by the parlor-level terrace. On the roof, the enviable furnished and landscaped deck enjoys an open-air shower, privacy trellises, and view of treetops and the skyline of this delightful, desirable neighborhood.