High-end real estate is par for the course in the New York City market. But every once in a while, a luxurious historic gem becomes available for discerning buyers. The latest one? A rare carriage house in Gramercy Park dating back to the 19th century.
The stunning abode is situated on a tree-lined block dubbed “Block Beautiful” for its picturesque townhomes lining it. Its white and black brick façade with stepped gable stands out even among the other beautiful homes and has an even more stunning interior.
Spread out over 2,400 square feet and two floors are two bedrooms, a bonus room, an open-plan living and dining area, and a recreation room. There are also 20-foot vaulted skylights and a kitchen with Gaggenau appliances and a La Cornue cooktop. Solid oak chevron floors and exposed brick can be found throughout with light pouring into nearly all the rooms.
And you can’t forget about the master suite, which is described as “a true sanctuary” in the listing. It takes up the entire west wing and features a custom Poliform walk-in closet as well as a windowed bathroom with marble floors, steam shower, and separate soaking tub. Oh, and the home has not one but two working fireplaces.
“This one-of-a-kind home with a private entrance on a tree-lined townhouse block is amongst the rarest of offerings,” reads the listing. “[It’s] rich in architectural detail, filled with historical provenance, and sited among the finest homes on East 19th Street.”
And though it has a private entrance, it’s also part of a larger building located at 78 Irving Place. So, the new owner will also get white-glove service, including full-time door staff and resident manager.
The unique oasis is listed for $6.35 million. Currently, the only other listing in the six-residence building on the market is the penthouse, which is available for $37.5 million. So, a lucky buyer has a choice between a sky-high abode or quaint carriage house on one of Manhattan’s most incredible blocks.