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Historic Chelsea townhouse with artsy past wants $25M

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The townhouse has been home to Wallace Stevens and Paula Cooper

A massive townhouse in Chelsea that’s currently configured as a triplex with a duplex on top is the latest home to now be offered up as a single family residence in Manhattan. Spanning 9,700 square feet, the townhouse also boasts one of the largest private gardens attached to a townhouse in the city, according to the brokerbabble.

The five-story home opens into a great room that comes with 20-foot-tall ceilings and 400-square-feet of skylights. This area is also fitted with a limestone fireplace, which is one of nine fireplaces located throughout the house (the other eight are marble).

The townhouse recently completed a three-year renovation, and that work culminated in the creation of a screening room in the basement among other additions. The master bedroom in this expansive townhouse is located on the third floor, which also comes with a bathroom en-suite. There’s an office with an attached landscaped terrace on that floor as well.

Three additional bedrooms are located on the fourth and fifth floors. This particular area is currently configured as the duplex, and everything below that is the triplex, though the owner is hoping that a single family moves in.

Other standout features in this palatial Manhattan home include additional skylights and large windows on the upper floors, and original moldings. Built in 1854, with an addition in 1930, the townhouse was once home to poet Wallace Stevens, who is believed to have penned his iconic poem, “Sunday Morning,” at this home. In the 1990s, the townhouse got another artistic resident, gallerist Paula Cooper.