Rare opportunity to own an elegant landmarked 5 room home facing the only private park in Manhattan. The Parlor Floor of this 1840's Greek Revival red brick townhouse with a facade embellished by cast iron lacework was designed by esteemed architect Alexander Jackson Davis. This one of a kind home is distinguished by a Grand Drawing Room with approximately 13 foot ceilings (4 metres) and floor to ceiling French doors that open onto a romantic iron lacework verandah directly facing Gramercy Park. Classical architectural details such as the swirling arabesques of the ceiling and the Corinthian pilasters in the Drawing Room, as well as the carved shell wall recesses in the Library have been lovingly preserved and restored and blend successfully with the contemporary loft like spaces and a modernist style. A Gracious Gallery perfect for exhibiting art, a charming mirrored reception area with a hidden wet bar as well as a Dining Room with a skylight further enhance the unique spaces in this home. The flexible layout invites use as a two bedroom, each with en suite bath or a master plus library. The Master Bedroom has a northern view of the Calvary - St. George's Church on 21st street and a garden view to the south. Please note there is separate garden apartment for sale directly below the drawing room which could create a 3 bedroom, 3 full bathroom home with 2 large rooms on 2 levels facing directly onto Gramercy Park. The garden apartment is a separate seller. Original working marble fireplaces grace both the Drawing Room and Library/2nd bedroom. The enclosed windowed kitchen has new appliances and can easily be opened onto the dining room as is the current fashion. Abundant closets, a security system and Central AC add to the comfort of this exceptional property. A large storage space is included in the basement. The building is self-managed with a Super, Gardener, Handyman, Housekeeper and Accountant to attend to maintenance issues. Gramercy Park is gated and enclosed by a stunningly crafted iron fence and the Square surrounds it. Gramercy Square, is landmarked as a historic district. Conceived and maintained as a residential enclave, only those living on the Park are entitled to a coveted key. The Park is meticulously groomed and offers a quiet oasis for the residents who can sit, or stroll, play with their children and admire the 19th century sculpture of actor Edwin Booth as Hamlet or the 20th century Calder Sculpture donated by family who live on the square. Reminiscent of Place des Vosges in Paris or Sloan Square in London, Gramercy Square is likewise, known for its political, literary and artistic provenance Planned as a fashionable residential neighborhood it has remained, as such. The square on Gramercy offers a distinctly withdrawn charm and an escape to nature in a hip and bustling neighborhood. The celebrity magnet at the Gramercy Hotel, the stellar Gramercy Tavern Restaurant, and many charming shops and eateries are within strolling distance. 3 Gramercy Park offers a prestigious location, a historic property and an area with an exceptionally rich architectural heritage. This Parlor floor property will appeal to a discerning buyer. Pied a Terre buyers are welcome. ALL CASH building. Tenancy in Common Partnership. Pet friendly, Key to the Park. Low monthlies. - Minimum 24 hours notice to show.
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