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64 East 7th Street East Village, New York
Historic elegance meets modern sophistication in this magnificent, impeccably gut-renovated 25-foot wide, 5-story mansion located in the vibrant East Village. Erected circa 1840, the building since served as a parsonage for St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, and later became home of a radical press, commune, the world's first macrobiotic restaurant, a coffee shop, and bookstore/hangout for poets and creatives. More recently the 7,500 square foot jewel was meticulously restored and transformed into a prized single-family residence with 5 stories of stunning living space connected by stairs and an elevator, a full basement, and generous outdoor space with a parlor floor terrace, third floor balcony, remarkable rooftop terrace and a sunny south-facing garden.
An architectural masterpiece, 64 East 7th Street is marked by a striking main entrance graced by a paneled entablature with grouped nuts and berries set atop the brownstone pilasters, and a sleek wrought-iron entry gate. The handsome brick building also boasts a planted forecourt, brownstone base, and exquisite cornice heightening curb appeal. Here you'll enjoy the ultimate in downtown luxury living, in one of NYC's most dynamic neighborhoods. Interiors are finely finished and tastefully designed, featuring striking elements throughout like gorgeous wood beamed ceilings, rich wood floors, oversized windows bathing rooms in floor-through natural light, warm exposed brick, 7 fireplaces, tasteful built-ins, and fabulous moldings and millwork.
The ground floor with its own front entrance is an exceptional space that's beautiful and multifunctional. The front portion features a lounge with a television and ample seating, a wood-burning fireplace divides that space from the open dining area and well-appointed chef's kitchen which overlooks the garden, perfect for hosting casual get-togethers and movie nights. A wall of glass with glass-paneled doors with screens brings the outdoors in and leads to a wonderful south-facing patio garden for lounging and alfresco dining.
Up the inviting front stoop awaits the grand parlor level for more upscale entertaining. Formal living and dining rooms afford an ideal backdrop for the host and can remain open or privatized by pocket doors. The living room has a state-of-the-art projection TV hidden in the ceiling. A catering kitchen with dishwasher sits nearby for easy serving, and French doors from the dining room open to a lovely terrace with stairs to the garden.
The third story is reserved for the palatial primary bedroom suite presenting a generous bedroom with wood burning fireplace, sitting alcove, and tall triple doors to a private balcony. Enhancing the luxury is a large dressing room, high-end bath with gas fireplace and dual sinks, a freestanding soaking tub and separate shower, and a private windowed gym, or home office.
Level four is occupied by 2 bedrooms with en-suite baths (one with a fireplace and walk-in closet), and a staff room or home office with a full bath. An additional guest bedroom suite resides on the penthouse floor complete with a full bath, as does a blissful planted roof garden with a pizza oven for taking in the views.
The full basement has a laundry area, large open central storage area featuring the original brick "vaults," separate pantry/wine room, and state-of-the-art mechanicals. This home is a treasure, on one of the East Village's best blocks near historic Tompkins Square Park, great eateries, bars, shops and conveniences.