Restored 1900 Townhouse Asks $7.31M in New York, NY
$7,310,808 | Built 1900 | 8,014 Sq. Ft. | 5 Beds | 5 Baths
108 8th Avenue, New York, New York, United States, 11215
Voluminous in size and scope, this historic mansion was masterfully restored by the likes of Ron DiDonno Architects, Ernest Porcelli of Glass Art of Brooklyn and Joseph Guido of Foro Marble. Currently on the market for $7.31 million in New York, New York, this 8,000 square foot home features a grand wooden staircase, 5 bedrooms, 5 baths, a yard and 3 outdoor terraces. The European Villa-inspired home currently serves as a single-family residence, but is a legal two-family residence and can easily be modified to provide a substantial high-income rental at the garden level, which has its own private entrance and private outdoor space. This level also includes a guest suite and sauna. The current owner renovated and modernized the home – including the electrical, plumbing, all bathrooms, kitchen and added multi-zoned air conditioning, and acoustic stereo sound systems. At the same time, the details were painstakingly preserved by master craftspeople.
The list of lavish original details is endless and include filigreed mahogany woodwork, an abundance of stained-glass windows, fretwork screens, Corinthian columns, carved newel posts, wainscoting, original inlaid parquet floors, 15-foot coffered ceilings in the dining room, stunning millwork and 6 lavishly detailed mantled fireplaces (3 converted to gas). Much of the spacious interior is devoted to communal living, including a music room/performance space with ideal acoustics, a library room that includes a classic ladder, a dining room with original tapestries, a huge game room, a duplex kitchen that features custom stained-glass windows from the studios of Frank Lloyd Wright, a Juliet balcony for sipping a glass of wine while cooking and a lower-level multi-windowed breakfast room that opens out onto a covered deck.
A sub-basement, which spans the entire length and width of the house without arches, offers an 8-foot high ceiling and can be converted to a gym or media room. Currently, a wine cellar sits in the rear. The listing details also mention that the home was used as a filming location by Martin Scorsese in The Age of Innocence, HBO in Boardwalk Empire and Steven Soderbergh in The Knick. All of the bathrooms are finished in stone (marble, granite, slate) and the bathtubs are cast iron. The master bedroom has an ensuite bath that includes a steam shower, multiple nozzles, a bidet and a soaking tub sized for two that looks out onto views of the Manhattan skyline. Off the bedroom is a spectacular pass-through that is equipped with a marble sink, built-in cedar drawers and closets, mirrors and a changing area. On the top floor sits a large bedroom with an ensuite bath and a vented laundry room, another full bathroom and a large home office (which can double as a bedroom) with a wall of built-in shelves, which opens out onto a roof terrace with Manhattan skyline views. This one-of-a-kind home is on the market for $7.31 million with John Wysocki of The Corcoran Group.