When it was purchased back in 2012, 460 W. 22nd was in bad shape and even occupied by squatters, according to the owners. Now, two years later, the historic four-bedroom Chelsea townhouse has been renovated from top to bottom, and is attracting all kinds of attention -- including a visit from President Obama earlier this month. Step into our photo gallery to check out what we saw when we toured the newly revamped landmark residence (unfortunately not at the same time as POTUS).
The Italianate townhouse, located right next to Clement Moore Park, was first built in 1840, but had fallen into disrepair since then. Bill White and Bryan Eure saw the potential of the single-family home, and purchased it for $4.6 million back in 2012. After an extensive makeover and restoration by Suk Design Group and Stephen Fanuka of Fanuka, Inc. and HGTV’s Million Dollar Contractor, the owners are now selling the property for a cool $16.3 million.
The 4-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom home boasts six floors, allowing it to maximize its narrow floorplan into approximately 5,000 square feet of living space. One of the property’s biggest selling points is the spacious, light-flooded kitchen, complete with state-of-the-art appliances, a massive island and an abundance of built-in storage along two walls. A wall of windows spills daylight into the kitchen and dining area and leads into a peaceful backyard garden.
One floor up, an opulent formal living room opens up onto a charming terrace overlooking the first-floor garden. A bright and airy dining room finishes off the floor and featured a lovingly restored marble-mantled fireplace.
One of the home’s four bedrooms.
The full-floor master suite features a custom walk-in closet, Juliette balconies and a spacious, marble-clad master bath.
A glass box awash in natural light functions as an office and den on the top-most floor of the townhouse. Flanked by two terraces, the desk area is a serene space to get some work done, but play is not far away thanks to the Subzero beverage center, jacuzzi and outdoor shower.