There’s nothing average about the sleekly tailored Vaux Mansion at 215 Sullivan Street, and that includes the townhouse’s extraordinary pedigree: the home was designed by none other than Central Park designer Calvert Vaux for the nonprofit Children’s Aid Society, which after decades fled Greenwich Village in 2010 because it “got too rich.” The townhouse, by the way, is asking $22.5 million.
Elegant and relatively understated, the 7,436-square-foot townhouse boasts an enormous, glass-wrapped Great Room with soaring double-height ceilings, a wet bar, and a double-sided fire place; private gardens (plural) by Edmund Hollander that measure 2,048 square feet; and a striking chef’s kitchen with rustically-industrial cabinetry. The first floor also houses two of the bedrooms, one of which has an en suite bath and a walk-in closet. (The other bedroom must settle for an adjacent powder room.)
The master suite is upstairs—among its many charms, the luxurious master bath is equipped with a freestanding soaking tub, a separate shower stall, and what the more dignified call a “private water closet”—as are the other three bedrooms, all with en suite baths. In addition to the main living floors, the home also has storage cellar and a private garage, all of which are best accessed by private elevator.
The townhouse was last on the market in March asking $17.5 million, but has returned with the higher price tag following a major makeover according to broker Fredrik Eklund.
UPDATE: This post has been updated to reflect that this is a resale property. Curbed regrets the error.