Location:North side of 18th Street between First Avenue & Second Avenue
Description:Situated along a tree-lined block in Gramercy, 315 East 18th Street offers a twenty feet wide, three stories plus garden floor and cellar townhouse with approximately 3,700 usable square feet and a large beautiful sun-exposed garden. This brick townhouse, built around 1850 by developer James Foster, is exceptional as it is surrounded by lovely historical townhouses and neighboring townhouse gardens, producing a luminous and tranquil setting. The oasis of New York known as Gramercy was originally designed by real estate developer Samuel Ruggles, who envisioned a community surrounding a private park in what was then northern Manhattan. Today Gramercy is known for its eclectic range of architecture and untouched beauty, and reminiscent of London’s West End. Home to the Gramercy Park Hotel, the Players Club, Pete’s Tavern and other trendy eateries, as well as a growing advertising and publishing sector; Gramercy is the quintessential neighborhood that relishes both work and pleasure. It is centrally located and within walking distance of midtown, Noho, Soho, and Chinatown, as well as the vibrant nightlife of the East and West Village.
The property is being sold in “as is” condition, and provides the future owner an opportunity to reclaim its single family grandeur, while adding all of today’s welcomed modern luxuries. The lucky owner will become a part of a community historically home to Theodore Roosevelt and numerous influential charitable institutions. The property will be delivered vacant.
Stories:3 stories, garden floor, cellar, and spacious yard
Lot Dimension:20’ x 92’
Block/Lot:Block 924, Lot 12
Zoning/FAR:R7B/2.02 to 3.0
Inspection:By appointment only
Historical District:No 315 East 18th Street, nestled on a picturesque block, moments from Gramercy Park, is a recently completed Greek revival style gut-renovated townhouse that has been superbly designed and re-constructed to the most exacting standards to meet the demands of a modern lifestyle. Originally built around 1901, the discrete new Glen-Gary brick facade with solid mahogany windows all expertly considered by architect Gregory Colston, blends seamlessly with the charming townhouse neighbors on the block.
PARLOR FLOOR: Set back with a Bluestone paved entry yard without the traditional cumbersome stairs, a gracious entry vestibule welcomes you into this impressive, yet warm and inviting home. Immediately upon entering you are struck by the contemporary, comfortable feel of this home. The stairway has been moved from its traditional setting to a more central location to accommodate a more contemporary lifestyle. Throughout the house, extensive millwork with recessed moldings and baseboards is featured along with 7" wide radiant heated plain sawn white oak floors. The large parlor living room with its Travertine clad wood burning fireplace leads to the kitchen/dining area that opens up to a terrace overlooking the 30ft deep garden. The kitchen cabinetry is expertly milled by New Hampshire's C.W. Keller and features Sub Zero and Wolf appliances with twin dishwashers, dual ovens, a wine fridge and Dornbracht fixtures. The powder room floors and vanity are clad with Roman Balsatina marble and Gioia Venitino walls.
SECOND FLOOR: This floor features a large living room/media room with another wood burning fireplace clad in Santa Caterina Travertine overlooking the garden, framed by a wall of windows. A powder room features stormy grey silver Travertine. The guest bedroom en suite's bathroom is clad with Stellar White marble and the walls are Novelda Creme limestone.
THIRD FLOOR: This floor comprises four bedrooms with two bathrooms with Aquasol Quartzite walls and 24" Balsatina floors. A closet houses the washer/dryer. (There is an additional washer/dryer in the basement)
FOURTH FLOOR: This entire floor is dedicated to the lavish Master Suite comprising a bedroom, bathroom, a study/living room and a private terrace off the bedroom. The bathroom is infused with natural light all day and the deep free-standing soaking tub with a large window face the garden, the perfect perch to relax. The floors are Blue de Savior French marble with Gioia Venitino marble on the walls. There are two enormous walk-in closets, custom fitted with grey stained maple interiors. One closet even features a skylight.
FIFTH FLOOR: Stairs lead you up to the large rooftop terrace, perfect for al fresco entertaining.
BASEMENT: The basement is completely finished out with a 1/2 bathroom and natural light from a large skylight. It is a beneficiary of tall ceilings that make it extremely usable as a recreation room/office/playroom/study and is equipped with a sizable wet-bar and Washer / Dryer too.
The rear facade features a thermally broken steel curtain wall by Dynamic Windows, filling the rear of the house with light all day long and celebrates the rear garden. The beautifully landscaped rear yard is fenced in with Eastern White Cedar and paved with the same textured brick as the facade. There are a built-in gas grill and a sink, the perfect setting for al-fresco haute cuisine and entertaining.
This house is in mint, move-in ready condition with Cat 6 Ethernet, Smart Tech entry systems with remote capability, Ring security doorbell, cameras, and sensors. The house has been pre-wired for surround sound and has ducted zoned central air-conditioning throughout. Most of the dimmable LED light fixtures throughout the house are from Artemide. Located moments from Stuyvesant Square Park, Augustus St. Gaudens Playground, Union Square and some of Manhattans best restaurants and retail, this home represents the perfect Manhattan lifestyle, close to everything, yet on a quiet leafy townhouse block that allows you to escape.