Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Sprawling Chelsea Townhouse With Bigger Is Better Vibe Asks $16.5M

The 7,200-square-foot townhouse is back and seeking big bucks

More is definitely more when it comes to this Chelsea townhouse of note, which offers 7,200 square feet of space, almost twice as many bathrooms as bedrooms, and a top-floor solarium with a view of the Empire State Building for $16.495 million.

Originally built in 1901, the townhouse at 233 West 20th Street last sold in August 2004 for $1.45 million and has since undergone a gut renovation to let the light in: In addition to that solarium, there are also oversized windows in each of the six bedrooms, not to mention a modern, sunken living room with an entire wall of windows, all the better to appreciate the townhouse’s private garden.

On the garden level, there’s also an open chef’s kitchen with brand new appliances, plus a staff room with an en suite bath, should the buyers choose to live that Downton Abbey (or Upper East Side) lifestyle, with staff. The house certainly has the space: Count six full bathrooms (two off the master bedroom, because why share?) and four half baths, plus a second kitchen on the fifth level. Of course, there’s also a dressing room, formal dining room, sitting room, an elevator, and that rooftop solarium flanked with terraces and outfitted with an elegant skylight.

Back in 2011, CORE and HSBC threw a party to celebrate developer Dan Kingsford renovation, and invited Detroit-based graffiti artist Malt to spray paint some original artwork all over the space. While we’re not seeing any evidence of Malt’s vibrant bird-themed pieces in StreetEasy’s current slideshow of photos, a buyer could always invite him back, along with some of Brooklyn’s finest taggers, to really make this place their own.


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