This $17M West Village townhouse is a glass-walled modern home behind a restored historic facade
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Many dream of a townhouse in the West Village, and this four-story home at 31 Grove Street, asking $16,995,000, is suitably dreamy. One of a pair of 1841 Greek Revival brick homes, its 19th-century facade has been completely restored to its historic beauty, while the home’s interiors are a modern design lover’s fantasy. A carefully considered 2018 renovation resulted in indoor and outdoor spaces that make the historic townhouse timeless. On four floors, the multi-family property configured as a single-family home currently offers four bedrooms (with plenty of flexibility for more), a landscaped back garden, a private roof deck and a full cellar.
The 2018 renovation gave the 21-foot wide, 4,230-square-foot home a three-story wall of wood-framed glass overlooking the garden. High ceilings feature recessed lighting and integrated speakers.
The stunning parlor level begins with an elegant living room with a wood-burning fireplace. The modern open kitchen offers custom cabinetry, stone details, a large prep and dining island, and a walk-in pantry. Appliances include a vented gas range, dishwasher, and Sub-Zero refrigerator. The adjacent dining area overlooks the neighborhood’s greenery.
Downstairs on the garden floor is a casual lounge with a wet bar and a wood-burning fireplace. Full-height sliding glass doors open onto a professionally landscaped 35-foot-deep garden. Also on this floor is a guest bedroom/home gym, full bathroom, and storage.
On the second floor are two bedrooms with plenty of closet space and treetop views of Grove Street. A luxurious bath is shared between them. Also on this floor is a laundry room and office area.
The home’s top floor has been converted into a skylit master suite. Off the bedroom is a private deck surrounded by trees. The ensuite bath features a free-standing soaking tub, a double rainhead shower, and a floating vanity. Further highlights include a room-sized walk-in closet and a den that could easily be a fifth bedroom.
Structural updates include a new roof, re-sealed deck, reinforced chimney, sealed side wall, treatment of all rear wood window frames, reinforced skylights and a renovated stoop. The home’s historic brick facade was restored in 2002.
[Listing details: 31 Grove Street at CityRealty]
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