Before the current owner began a gut renovation of the sprawling 75-foot-deep townhouse for sale at 595a 18th Street, the property had been abandoned for years. This gave the design-minded owner complete freedom to develop her home as she saw fit.
The result is spacious and light-filled with unique touches, such as the Brazilian cherry wood flooring. The home is currently separated into three distinct units: an owner’s three-bedroom, three-bathroom triplex that occupies the rear of the building; a one-bedroom with a wide living/dining room/kitchen on the second floor; and a two-bedroom with a long living/dining room/kitchen area on the third floor.
The owner’s triplex is the jewel of the home. It has a ground-floor recreation room, separate laundry facility and bathroom, as well as access to the building’s private garden.
On the floor above is a large, airy living/dining area centered around a modern kitchen with custom cabinets, white-tile backsplash, brand new Kitchenaid appliances and a huge slab of White Quartz that makes a great morning breakfast bar. There are also closets and a large bathroom on this floor.
All three bedrooms of the triplex, including a master suite that has its own walk-in closet, are on the top floor. The bathroom has a radiant-heat tile floor, custom hardwood vanity with double basin sink, a deep European soaking tub, and a Toto Washlet bidet/toilet.
Both the other apartments have ample closet space as well as a shared laundry and bike storage area on the basement floor. There is more storage in this part of the house that could be similarly used by the new owner or rented for additional income.
Both smaller units are occupied, and rent is current and at market rates. All the systems in the building are brand new and metered, so tenants control (and pay for) their own electricity and heat. Owner pays for their own utilities plus water for the building.
See it for yourself at an open house this Sunday, June 3 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Listed by John Mazurek, Renata Thomas and Meghna Patel of Douglas Elliman, the home is asking $2.5 million with property tax of $1,079.