This unique East Village floor-through condominium triplex boasts nearly 2000 interior square feet and a 500 square foot open garden with cabana. Essentially a "townhouse within a townhouse," this extraordinary, modern home is the signature residence in a four-unit historic brownstone that has been re-imagined and rebuilt for 21st century living. When completed in 2009, this one-of-a-kind home with an "industrial art gallery" aesthetic was featured on the cover of New York Magazine as a "State-of-the-Art Model for the New Brownstone" and was included in Elle Décor's "Pick of the World's Most Beautiful Homes."
The first floor is sheathed in perforated metal that provides great privacy, while filtering natural light into the generous entry foyer/home office area. An exposed brick hallway leads to an all-white eat-in Kitchen. Here, a glass garage door retracts, opening the entire wall to an enormous private, south-facing Garden and outdoor Cabana, ideal for intimate gatherings or large-scale entertaining. The Kitchen is equipped with a Viking dishwasher, downdraft-vented cooktop and oven, 36" Subzero refrigerator, and is finished with custom lacquered cabinetry and seamless enamel coated countertops. There is also a full bathroom on this floor. All bathrooms throughout this home are appointed with custom porcelain enamel panels, Lefroy Brooks Sinks and Arne Jacobsen designed fixtures by Vola.
At the top of the stairs to the second floor is the remarkable Living Room which features a working ecofriendly fireplace. The most distinctive feature of the home is its fully-retractable second floor façade/wall that flips open like a garage door, transforming the Living Room into the Ultimate Indoor/Outdoor Living Space. Again, an exposed brick hall leads to the Master Bedroom, which faces South onto the quiet, private Garden. The en-suite Master Bathroom features double sinks and a 5.5' Zuma deep soaking tub. There is also a Powder Room on this level.
The lower level, which can be used as a recreation room, office or guest room, features the exposed original stone foundation wall, and a floor to ceiling window and glass-paneled door that allow for direct natural light and additional access to the private Garden.
Other highlights of this incredible property include 12 foot ceiling heights, polished concrete floors, exposed brick, gallery style reveals, central heat and air, vented washer dryer, high speed wiring, keyed elevator access and effortless, keyless building entry. The award-winning architecture of this building has also earned it a place in both the prestigious American Institute of Architects' AIA Guide to New York City and the Contemporary Guide to New York City Architecture, where it appears alongside some of NYC's most distinguished buildings.
Combining world class design with superior luxury and downtown chic, this residence offers a truly unique living experience in one of New York City's most vibrant neighborhoods. Located between Second and Third Avenues, just off Union Square, 224 East 14th Street is steps away from some of New York City's finest restaurants, food shopping (Trader Joe's and Whole Foods!) and great parks.
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