About this property
This award-winning and published approx 6,300 square foot brownstone offers the extraordinary opportunity to live in an architectural masterpiece defined by its dynamic yet minimalist design, meticulous attention to detail, and warm custom finishes that provide a sense of elegance and comfort. Built in 1900 as an independent structure with no shared walls, this exceptional home was renovated over a 3 year period and completed in 2019. Modern amenities and design elements such as central air and a 3 story glass and steel curtain wall combined with an unparalleled level of craftsmanship including a sweeping European white oak staircase, hand finished plaster walls and moldings, and custom paneled doors make this meticulous 5 bedroom, 5.5 bath residence a one-of-a kind trophy home. A separate yet connected 1 bedroom garden floor-through apartment, renovated to the same high standards, adds the ability to have a nanny or guest apartment. This special home has 2000 sq feet of outdoor space spread over a beautiful garden and 4 terraces.
Arrive to a gracious opaque glass double door vestibule which leads to a dramatic entertaining room, with 11’9” ceilings, that effortlessly accommodates huge scale dining or intimate dinners and multiple seating areas. The focal point of this stunning room is the custom curved staircase guiding one’s gaze to the architecturally unique top floor skylights. Double pocket doors separate the entertaining space from the vestibule housing a beautiful powder room, closet and entrance to the impressive pantry showcasing attractive glass cabinets and an abundance of storage. Adjoining this space is the dramatic custom chefs kitchen that will impress the most discerning cook and designers alike. A striking Breccia Capraia marble wall with custom steel shelving immediately draws one’s attention to this extraordinary kitchen that has an 11’ island, with seating, that separates the cooking area from the large dining space. Completing the kitchen is a Wolf induction cooktop & oven, Miele dishwasher, and a Thermador professional column refrigerator. The glass back wall floods this room with light and provides a bucolic backdrop emphasizing the outdoors with all its greenery. A cleverly designed passthrough window to the kitchen terrace makes outdoor cooking a breeze. Steps lead down to the private and spacious bluestone garden.
Located on the second floor is the sensational living room with smokeless stone fireplace, 10’ ceilings and steel and glass back wall overlooking the garden. In keeping with the overall design, a steel and glass partition effectively separates the living room from the cozy library which has a back wall of attractive built-in steel bookcases. At the opposite end of this floor is a south-facing bedroom with 3 tall windows and en-suite bath. This suite is cleverly designed with a pocket door closing off the hall bath so it can be en-suite or serve as an additional guest bath.
The third floor is a serene escape housing the luxurious primary suite with a 16’ by 11’ planted terrace, smokeless stone fireplace, 2 walk-in closets, and Stone Source ensuite bath with an oversized shower and custom double sink with vanity. On the opposite end of this floor is a sizable south -facing bedroom, full bath, laundry room, and an additional walk-in closet.
The crown jewel of this impeccable home is the top floor atelier with custom curved plaster ceiling, glass walls, uniquely designed skylights saturating the space with light and 2 large planted terraces; this penthouse offers a multitude of uses, including an additional private suite. It also has a wet bar with beverage refrigerator and windowed bath.
The beautiful floor-through garden apartment is currently accessed through the front patio but there is an intact staircase to the main house. It has a south-facing bedroom with a hall bath beside it and a wonderful entertaining space with an open kitchen.
Listing courtesy of Pamela D'Arc