GLORIOUS WEST VILLAGE TOWNHOUSEAn exceptional opportunity to enjoy townhouse living in a beautiful 26 foot wide home in one of the most cherished and historic neighborhoods in New York City. The row of 15 Italianate townhouses numbered 3-17 on Saint Luke's Place were built in the 1850's on land owned by Trinity Church. The houses were originally owned by well-to-do merchants and local politicians and today are owned by artists, writers, celebrities and financiers. The entire street is covered in a canopy of spectacular Ginkgo Trees which contribute to it's reputation as one of the three most beautiful blocks in Greenwich Village. These treasured tall trees with their golden leaves are often the first to bloom in the Spring and the last to shed their leaves in the Fall. 17 Saint Luke's Place is across from the Hudson Public Library, which has an entire floor dedicated to children's books and activities. Next to the library is the James J. Walker Park named after the former Mayor of New York who once lived in one of the townhouses on the block. The park includes a children's playground, baseball diamond, bocce ball court, handball court and pool and is graced with a large scale mural by Keith Haring.The home is bathed in sunlight and has exceptional charm and inherent beauty. The main triplex residence features 10 to 15 foot ceilings with oversized windows, two picturesque Juliet balconies, magnificent crown molding, original wood burning fireplaces on each level, laundry room and central air. The top floor is entirely devoted to a dramatic master suite including a wood burning fireplace with original marble mantel, soaring ceilings, original exposed beams, large skylight, jacuzzi, study, walk in closet and a secluded roof top garden. The kitchen includes a Subzero refrigerator, Viking professional stove and a large custom made island.The garden floor features a one bedroom apartment with its own private entrance, renovated cellar, laundry room, picturesque garden, as well as a wood burning fireplace and central air. Receive income from the garden floor one bedroom apartment/ 2 bathrooms or combine it with the triplex 3 bedrooms 2.5 baths to create a fabulous single family home. The combination of the triplex and garden floor apartment simply requires reinstalling the staircase from the parlor floor to the garden floor as the home was originally built as a one family.If you want a quiet sanctuary, a well maintained home with character, charm and endless possibilities in a superior location then look no further than 17 Saint Luke's Place.
Courtesy of: Douglas Elliman 111 Fifth
Office Phone: 212.645.4040
Listing Agent: Ann Azzara
Updated: 20th September, 2018 10:15 PM.
17 St Lukes Pl New York, NY