About this property
Rare opportunity to own a stunning, renovated and historically significant 2-unit building on the highly coveted Renwick Triangle. Located on a picturesque tree-lined block in the East Village, this 18’ wide, six-story Anglo-Italianate townhouse features original architectural details and is beautifully renovated with luxury sustainable materials to create a true masterpiece of architecture and design. Built by famed architect James Renwick Jr., best known for creating St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the Smithsonian Institute, this unique home built in 1858 is where past and present magnificently intersect. This home will be delivered vacant and is perfect for either an end-user or as an investment opportunity. It can be used as a single-family residence, or a 2-family home—giving the owner an opportunity for rental income and live/work.
A stately brick exterior offers two entrances. Currently configured as 2 separate units, a quadruplex featuring a cellar and four floors including a private garden and front yard. The unit above is a duplex with two floors with access to a private rooftop. The house features working fireplaces with original restored marble mantlepieces, original refurbished original chandeliers, antique Italian tiles from the 1500’s, white oak flooring made from reclaimed horse fencing, double-paned windows, and custom cabinetry throughout are some of the details that make this home truly exceptional. Eco-friendly and sustainable materials were used in the renovation including non-toxic paint and insulation.
Quadruplex: No expense was spared in restoring and upgrading this one of a kind home. The garden level entryway leads to a stylish living area/dining room and chef’s kitchen and new Marvin sliding doors open to a private South-facing garden adorned with a large dining table and chairs, seating area, a BBQ— a perfect and quiet oasis in the middle of Downtown Manhattan. The kitchen features radiant heated stone floors; the original brick and stone hearth frames a gorgeous and modern La Cornue brass and stainless-steel oven and custom range hood. The kitchen island is made of Vermont Danby Marble, and features custom Henry Built cabinets and pantry providing ample storage and has a deep farmhouse style porcelain sink. The Quadruplex has 3 living areas, 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, a cellar, laundry room, and a private garden and front yard. The Cellar was renovated with new pipes and mechanicals and provides ample storage.
Duplex: The fourth and fifth levels of the house feature 10 ft wood beam ceilings in the large living/dining room, a stylish kitchen with breakfast area, two bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, and a private roof deck. Details include a new skylight, working fireplaces and beautiful pre-war details. The roof is new and has a lifetime warrantee. There is additional F.A.R.
This historic block has been home to many iconic figures and artists such as architect Stanford White who was born at 118 East 10th St, photographer Diane Arbus who lived next door at 120 East 10th St from 1968-1970, photographer Saul Leiter lived at 111 East 10th Street for 63 years and wrote a book called “East 10th Street,” the Olsen Twins owned 123 and 125 East 10th St and actress Molly Ringwald formerly lived in the upstairs apartment.
Surrounded by incredible restaurants, stores, parks and public transportation—this house evokes magical old NYC soul. Contact us for a private viewing of this historic one of a kind townhouse renovated with sustainable materials, luxurious details and utmost care—it is a masterpiece of design, style and conscious living.
Listing courtesy of Victoria Terri-Cote and Cristina Cote