On the Market: 5 Majestically Modern Townhouses

These breathtaking townhouses in Manhattan and Brooklyn take vertical living to new heights.


232 West 15th St

232 West 15th Street – Chelsea, NY | $10,500,000

The possibilities are endless this meticulously restored 22.5′ wide 1901 Greek Revival townhouse at the crossroads of Chelsea and the West Village is the perfect vertical family compound, primary residence with income producing units, investment property, or a 6+ bedroom luxury residence with back yard and roof deck. The 3-family townhouse is situated on prime West 15th Street in Chelsea.

Behind the stately brick façade, the home opens to reveal a modern interior currently arrayed as an opulent 3-bedroom triplex garden apartment, and two floor-through 2-bedroom apartments. The Triplex features 2 bedrooms (convertible 3), 3 full and 1 half bathrooms. A dramatic 30′ long, 8′ deep heated saltwater pool beneath a double height solarium, exposed brick and cascading waterfall. There is also a pool-level sauna, poolside wet bar, self-irrigated planters throughout the house and garden, gourmet kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, 4 working fireplaces, and master suite with luxurious free-standing tub overlooking the garden.

The Simplex consists of 2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, wood burning fireplace, exposed brick walls, and northern and southern exposures. The Penthouse apartment consists of 2 bedrooms, 1 full and 1 half bathrooms, wood burning fireplace, exposed brick walls, over-sized motorized skylight, washer and dryer, beautifully landscaped roof deck with sauna, rain shower and open city views.

The home has all new mechanicals and low carrying and operating costs add investment value. Situated in one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in Manhattan, close to Chelsea Market, The Highline, the Whitney Museum, and world-class galleries and restaurants.

Upper East Side

48 East 81st Street

48 East 81st Street – Upper East Side, NY | $22,000,000

This spectacular, five-story townhouse is a rare find, offering the stately elegance of a classic Upper East Side mansion coupled with a sense of modern sophistication and state-of-the-art systems associated with new construction. Newly renovated and rebuilt, 48 East 81st Street is the ideal place for both calm, intimate living and elaborate entertaining. Throughout the spacious residence, each room reveals an extraordinary level of detail, from imported South African wood floors and Venetian stucco walls, to hand-run plaster moldings, leather flooring in the master suite, all-teak cinema room and gourmet chef’s kitchen. Other noteworthy features include IPE garden, master bathroom with soaking tub and changing room with his-and-her closets, grand parlor, entertaining salon, dining conservatory, library, and teak roof deck. Aside from the exquisite design and high-end appointments, the home boasts top-of-the-line lighting, security and audio/visual systems.

Lenox Hill

 34 East 62nd Street

34 East 62nd Street – Lenox Hill, NY | $19,750,000

Located in one of the most desirable and historic neighborhoods in Manhattan and situated between Madison and Park Avenues, 34 East 62nd Street presents a unique opportunity to own a newly constructed 20-foot wide “Landmark” townhouse. The property was designed by world renowned architect Henry Jessup (HS Jessup Architects) and built by Steve Mark (SMI Construction Management), considered one of the finest contractors in Manhattan, and given the stamp of approval by the Landmarks Preservation Commission. Situated opposite Hermes and the finest Madison Avenue has to offer, the block is both residential and convenient to midtown. The townhouse features state-of-the art construction and technology, a French Limestone facade with stunning windows reminiscent of mansions in Paris, and an elegant slate mansard roof. Comprising an astonishing +/- 9,200 square feet with 5 floors plus a full height basement, it is an outstanding opportunity for the buyer looking to complete and customize this remarkable property as he or she desires.

The first floor of the townhouse features unusually tall and welcoming 10 foot ceilings along with a library or home office, powder room, elevator which services all floors including the basement and roof garden, and an enormous eat-in kitchen with wood burning fireplace and access to the south-facing garden. Each floor has an opulent stair hall typical of the grandest mansions.

The parlor floor comprises the living room complete with wood burning fireplace and overlooking the garden, soaring ceiling heights of 11 1/2 feet, a wet bar and powder room, and the formal dining room with adjacent butler’s pantry. The elevator opens both to the grand stair hall and into the butler’s pantry for ease of entertaining.

The third and fourth floors feature 4 large and elegantly proportioned bedrooms, each with dressing rooms and/or walk-closets and ensuite bathrooms. There is a large laundry room on the 4th floor with more than enough room for ironing, and tall ceilings of 10 1/2 feet.

The entire fifth floor is designed to be a magnificent master suite with a lavish master bathroom with double sinks, soaking tub and walk-in shower, a second master bathroom with stall shower, a truly enormous dressing room and a large master bedroom.

At the very top of the townhouse, both stairs and elevator arrive at the roof garden featuring a huge space to customize to one’s desire.

The full height and full length basement features all the space to create a screening room, fitness center, enormous wine cellar, or anything else one desires, the building’s mechanicals, another large laundry room and secure access to the street for service.

This new “Landmark” townhouse, brilliantly staged by ASH NYC, offers all the conveniences of new construction plus the benefits of customizing and choosing your own finishes in the prime Lenox Hill neighborhood among some of the most distinguished residential homes in Manhattan.

Park Slope

17 Prospect Park West

17 Prospect Park West – Park Slope, NY | $12,250,000

This limestone mansion perched on Prospect Park is certainly among New York City’s most spectacular homes. Replete with turn-of-the-century detail yet finished with the most modern amenities, perfectly integrated to create a seamless and breathtaking masterpiece which is both boundlessly elegant and so easy to live in. Built in 1899, and designed by renowned architect Montrose W. Morris, this mansion sits on the corner of Prospect Park West and Carroll Street. Featuring utterly glorious original detail throughout including stained glass windows, mahogany columns, herringbone floors and delicately carved mantels and five working gas fireplaces, to name but a few. Sun floods into the home from three sides, including the largest with south facing exposure. 25′ wide with stately proportions throughout, words do not do justice to the beauty of the detail and scale of this home.

The glorious parlor floor greets with soaring coffered ceilings and intricate carved wood details, a corner living room overlooking Prospect Park with a working gas fireplace and onyx mantel, a stunning formal dining room with fireplace, a built-in china cabinet and corner vitrine, plus a gorgeous butler’s pantry with hammered copper countertops, storage, sink, and dishwasher.

On the home’s garden level is the one of the most beautiful and functional kitchens you’ll see. It features handcrafted cabinetry, a massive center marble island beneath a Lindsey Adelman chandelier, top of the line appliances including glass fronted Subzero fridge, 48″ La Cornue range, two dishwashers, and a convenient tucked away pantry. Find a cozy sitting area centered around the fireplace, looking out into the home’s gated garden. And while it’s hard to know what is most stunning in this home, one possibility is the 600-bottle wine cellar sublimely tucked under the home’s stoop, both a visual and functional gem.

The top three floors of the home present one massive bedroom after another. The master bedroom has soundproof windows and faces onto the green canopy of Prospect Park. A dressing room of birds eye maple with stained glass and marble counter sits in the middle of this floor and transports you back in time. The second bedroom on this floor is equally gracious as the first and like the master, also has a working gas fireplace. The bathroom is chic and lush with a massive glass shower stall.

The children’s floor above, has two enormous bedrooms and a magical sunny library with original casement windows and cushioned bench that begs you to curl up with a book or a loved one. The front bedroom has a stone planting balcony facing Prospect Park. The bathroom is whimsical and utterly lovely. With double sinks and a massive tub that is nothing short of a piece of art, a lovely spot for evening bath time.

The top floor of the house has three additional rooms, one beautifully built with a hidden kitchenette that folds away, but is equally beautiful on display as well as acclimatized A/V storage rooms. The central room is the perfect cozy media room, which has an enormous storage closet, and the last, the ideal guest room adjacent to a classically finished bath with claw-foot tub. Full sized vented laundry is located on both the garden and top floors. A dumbwaiter travels from garden to 4th floor for ease of living. Plus all of the modern conveniences expected in a home of this caliber – central air conditioning and humidification system, Savant home automation including integrated sound system throughout, security system, central vacuum, and impeccable mechanical systems.

Pure perfection in Park Slope.

Boerum Hill


150 Bergen Street – Boerum Hill, NY | $8,495,000

150 Bergen Street offers the pinnacle of contemporary Boerum Hill living with six levels of state-of-the-art, light-filled and fully updated indoor and outdoor space with a glass elevator.

Originally constructed in 1849-50 and comprehensively reimagined in 2018, this 25-foot-wide, brick-faced townhouse provides four-bedrooms and three and a half baths as well as a private-entranced garden studio apartment, which the current owners use as an integrated 5th bedroom/au pair suite. The expansive rear yard, parlor level deck, primary bedroom deck and fully outfitted roof terrace with motorized skybox, complete with irrigation and external speakers, expand the living areas of the home exponentially.

A spacious open layout kitchen–with an oversized island, custom millwork and separate pantry is replete with Wolf, Sub-Zero and Miele appliances– blends seamlessly with the dining area and deck overlooking the rear yard. A sophisticated street-facing lounge with gas fireplace completes the entire parlor floor.

The primary bedroom suite encompasses the entire fourth floor with a private deck with external speakers and irrigation, gas fireplace, massive walk-in closet including washer/dryer, and sun-splashed spa bath with a soaking tub, an oversized glass-enclosed shower with body jets and custom double vanity.

Three additional bedrooms, one with an en-suite bath and all with walk-in closets, and a third bath comprise the light-filled third floor.

The garden level’s oversize lounge with half bath is drenched in light from massive bi-folding doors opening to the landscaped, fully-irrigated rear yard with an outdoor speaker system. This level also offers a large climate-controlled wine storage room. The cellar level delivers ample space for a home gym, cedar-paneled sauna, cool down area with half bath and additional washer/dryer.

All levels have been programmed for full home automation including: HVAC, security, window treatments and audio/visual installations, including wired Ethernet connections throughout the home and for all TV and WiFi points.

The prime location of this 150 Bergen Street townhouse is complemented by the nearby neighborhood amenities of Smith Street shops, restaurants and bars and the Bergen Street F and G and Hoyt/Schermerhorn A and C subways providing quick transportation to all areas of Manhattan and Brooklyn. Carrol Gardens, Cobble Hill, Gowanus and Downtown Brooklyn neighborhoods are all nearby providing the ultimate Brooklyn townhouse lifestyle.

Please inquire about parking for sale a short distance away from 150 Bergen.

Find your dream townhouse today.

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