Tuesday, May 15, 2018

A home for sale in this pastel-colored townhouse on 7th Street

[Image via Compass]

The top-floor residence at 262 E. Seventh St., a four-unit townhouse co-op between Avenue C and Avenue D, has arrived on the sales market.

Here's the listing via Compass (and h/t to 6sqft!):

Bright and airy, this penthouse apartment situated in a historic townhouse co-op combines old world charm with functional modern living. This rare offering is perched in the treetops facing both north and south and situated on one of the East Village's most coveted blocks.

With incredibly low maintenance, high ceilings and a generous south facing private outdoor terrace, this voluminous two-bedroom, two-bath home boasts a remarkably versatile layout. Upon entering you are greeted by an open living area with a kitchen that would delight any home chef. The designated dining space is a dream for entertaining and the home office space is conveniently located by one of the large north facing windows.

The apartment has been architecturally designed to provide a tremendous amount of built-in and hidden storage. The kitchen is loaded with top of the line finishes and living area features a decorative whitewashed brick fireplace currently configured to burn ethanol. Above the fireplace is a remote operated oversized projection screen. The well thought out and stylish bathrooms provide the option of a master ensuite and second full guest bath.

Asking price: $1.35 million.

This is one of five pastel-colored townhouses dating to the 1840s on this south side of the street. In September 2016, a permit was filed with the DOB to demolish the circa-1843 townhouse next door at No. 264. Preservationists aimed to get the buildings landmarked, though the Landmarks Preservation Commission later announced that they would not consider the residences here for that designation.

There haven't been any further developments in recent months about the future of No. 264.

Previously on EV Grieve:
City says no to landmarking row of 7th Street homes, clearing way for demolition of No. 264

The past, present and future of 264 E. 7th St.

7th Street townhouse once owned by John Leguizamo to be demolished for new development


Atticus's mom said...

And speaking of the townhouse scheduled to be demolished, in a row of identical townhouses, this building, with the most original features was denied being worthy of saving because of a lack of original detail! The current Landmarks Council has no interest in representing those who'd like to preserve the charm and character of our city. Or even those who can appreciate the wisdom of not demolishing one townhouse in the middle of a row of identical townhouses to preserve the symmetry and beauty of the configuration. Can we stop and ponder what a six plus story building will look like (because surely the new owner will build to the height limit) in the midst of the
existing three story buildings? The same council also recently declared it okay to demolish a really lovely and significant cast iron building because "the city has enough" cast iron buildings. I live on this block and steam is coming out of my ears!

Anonymous said...

Wow....for $1.35 million I get the privilege of walking up two flights of stairs!

Gojira said...

"...the Landmarks Preservation Commission later announced that they would not consider the residences here for that designation" - gee, why am I not surprised? Anyway, isn't New York *full* of rows of remaining mid-19th century Greek Revival townhouses? Since this one isn't in precisely the same pristine condition it was in the day it opened 176 years ago, why *should* it be saved, right? Because every single one of us looks just the way we did when we were born - no signs of aging, wear and tear or hard living on us, nope! The LPC's position on this makes perfect sense - we need *more* out-of-scale, hideous buildings for our new entitled overlord class to play in!

That's the same argument they used when they allowed the historically important 35 Cooper Square to be torn down - that an exterior coat of stucco - which could have been removed with a hammer and some man hours - changed the integrity of the building SO MUCH that the entire thing had to be bulldozed, to make way for that hulking - er, I mean, *charming* - hermetically-sealed 13-story dorm defiling - er, I mean, occupying - the space where that lovely little building, whose ground floor restaurants served the entire neighborhood for decades, once stood.

I. Hate. the. Landmarks. "Preservation". Committee. They are a sick joke. This is a crime.

Anonymous said...

I live on the very street just a few buildings down. It is quite lovely and reminds me of Georgetown in D.C.

If I had the resources, I'd snag this unit up.

Anonymous said...

I must have missed the memo; since when is the top floor of a walk-up a "penthouse"?

cmarrtyy said...

Judas! They sit at our table. Eat our food. Smile. And even admit they know that they are wrong but it's inevitable. Real estate... profits rule! One party rules!!!

JQ LLC said...

Bright and "airy", doesn't the latter actually mean drafty?

@10:30 sweet burn. @gojira- super informative again on the mayor's and Rebny's lapdog frauds at the LDC