A historic Manhattan house built in the 1850s has gotten a remarkably contemporary update and been listed by famed auction house Sotheby’s for $24.5 million. New York townhouses have a charm of their own but this one is all the more special for the one-of-a-kind features and atmosphere it exhibits.
The property is located at 336 West 12th Street and comes with its very own “its own carriage house [and] horse walk,” as described in the listing. Previous owner – executive investment mogul Lawrence Clark – invested a fortune, remodelling the property into the real estate gem that it is today. Now, the property benefits from a carriage house that has been converted into a two-story office, a “handcrafted elliptical staircase,” and a number of modern technology that makes for comfortable urban living – A/C, security and surround sound systems.
The lovely home has an array of eye-catching features, such as a quiet and reclusive private patio between the two houses; floor-to-ceiling window with beautiful woodwork; a spacious kitchen with a double-height ceiling; and a revamped basement with a private wine cellar, media, laundry and an entertainment room, which also has a connection to the carriage house.
A total of 7,500 feet of space comprise everything one can need for in the heart of Manhattan. Six bedrooms, four full bathrooms, four powder rooms, a kitchen, an office, wine cellar, entertainment room and patio provide plenty of space in this exceptionally functional, modern and sophisticated urban haven.
The five-storey main house features a panelled elevator and a hand-crafted elliptical staircase. It is surrounded by the garden-level horse walk and accessed via meticulously rebuilt recessed double doors. The property’s exterior boasts Italian-style red bricks that its strategic location on the preserved cobblestone street gives it a level of privacy and connectivity that is unparalleled.