Tuesday, July 31, 2018

407 E. 6th St. is for sale; one of the 'most sound-proofed properties in NY'

The five-story townhouse at 407 E. Sixth St. between First Avenue and Avenue A is now on the sales block.

Cushman & Wakefield has the listing, which notes that the building can be converted into a single-family home. Also, according to the listing, the recent renovations here apparently made it a very quiet place to live...

Originally built in the early 1800s this townhouse now consists of 4 high-end residential apartments, all of which are free market, and thus the building is positioned for an easy conversion to a single family home. The garden floor (a few steps down) and 2nd floor consist of a beautiful and spacious duplex apartment that has 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 laundry rooms and an 800SF rear yard/garden. The 3rd, 4th and 5th floors consist of 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartments.

As a bonus, the basement has a large open finished storage space (approx. 700SF) with rear yard access. From 2014-2016, the property underwent a high-end gut renovation, including steel superstructure, high efficiency heating/cooling, full insulated hurricane windows (eliminating the need for security gates), all LED lighting, complete closed cell urethane insulation, soundproofing, steel superstructure with foundation footings/grade beams, silicone integrated roof coating on top of new EDPM roof system, separately metered utilities/systems are new from the street throughout the building, all exterior walls are protected with brick ties/rods.

The result is one of the best built, most energy efficient, sound-proofed properties in NY. This property is ideal for an investor to operate the building as a 4 family (plus bonus space) and utilize the air rights down the road, or for an owner/user who can occupy all or a portion of this gut renovated gem.

Asking price: $9.5 million.

The building has been on the market several times through the years, most recently in July 2012, when it was seeking $3.5 million. Public records indicates that the property sold for $3.6 million in December 2012. That sound-proofing really pays off.


Anonymous said...

They can tout "full insulated hurricane windows" as "eliminating the need for security gates" from here to kingdom come, but no sane New Yorker will ever believe it!

I know someone who renovated and took all the safety gates off 3 huge windows that open onto the fire escape (which faces the back, so not very visible in case of attempted break-in). This person says the glass in the new windows is "bullet proof" but IMO, to some burglars, that's probably just a more interesting challenge.

Anonymous said...

the fact that this place was made "sound proof" should indicate a bigger problem why was there a need to make it sound proof?