Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Own a 'Bird's nest in the sky' on East Second Street

Wow. I've seen a few listings for East Village penthouses in my time... and this one at 213 E. Second St. just east of Avenue B could be one the more awesomer (awesomest?) one yet ... The unit hit Streeteasy yesterday for $2.3 million.

Deep breaths as you prep to stomach the listing:

CARRIAGE HOUSE CONDOMINIUM #8... the BIRDS NEST IN THE SKY... a 4 Level Townhouse Condominium... 3 BEDROOM SUITES/ 4 BATHS, each a private domain with a view of the Empire State Building from every floor. On the top floor, the LIVING and ENTERTAINMENT LEVEL is flooded with SUNLIGHT from glass walls, glass roof and hidden light sources. Perched above... the INDOOR/OUTDOOR SOLARIUM with BATH and MAGNIFICENT MIDTOWN VIEWS and an adjoining PRIVATE TERRACE with a HIDDEN STAIR TO COMPLETELY PRIVATE ROOF with 180 degree exposure. All for the discriminating and esoteric-by-nature purchaser. CARRIAGE HOUSE CONDOMINIUM in the heart of the historic EAST VILLAGE...steps from the BOWERY HOTEL and the NEW MUSEUM...blocks from WHOLE FOODS...SCHILLERS LIQUOR BAR and THE HOTEL ON RIVINGTON...landscape to the cultural and artistic movements of the 20th century, now transformed into the hippest neighborhood and burgeoning new art district.

Got all that about the neighborhood? Anyway, a few more views for you...

According to Streeteasy, Corcoran first listed this home in November 2008 for $3.1 million. After a 24 percent price cut in the next few months, the home was removed from the market. Prudential Elliman then had the listing, which it posted in May 2009 for $2.45 million.

The other unit in the building is available for $2 million.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Million dollar condos hit the market on East Second Street


Joe Jusko said...

GEEZUS! This is SO not the neighborhood I grew up in! lol When my father passed a few years back he was paying $78 a month for a two bedroom on 5th St! As a 60's/70's Alphabet City street kid I never in my wildest dreams ever saw this future. Pretty incredible!

Laura Goggin Photography said...

Views if the ESB from every floor, eh? Sounds like a miraculous place alright. What is that cage under the window?

Lisa said...

Joe - hope you got yourself on dad's lease before he passed!

Joe Jusko said...

Lisa--Yeah, that would have been great! He didn't have a lease for YEARS, though. He was there so long that "he just was", if you know what I mean. I was living out of state by then anyway so it would have been a moot point. His was one of the only apartments not renovated because they knew he was sick and were waiting him out. I actually had to come back on more than one occasion to force the property owners to fix things like a collapsed bathroom ceiling. I'd love to see what the apartment looks like today.