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A traditional West Village townhouse fuses elegance with modern convenience

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The stunning home has been carefully restored while bringing it up to speed

In the West Village, a beautiful 19th-century townhouse has popped up on the market, offering what brokerbabble describes as a masterpiece "expertly crafted and designed with a fusion of elegance, high artistic style, and modern comforts." That might be an accurate description, as the three-bedroom, four-bathroom home has been thoroughly renovated with careful attention being put into restoring as much of its traditional charm as possible. As a result, the $16.75 million house at 245 West 13th Street wears a bold restored red brick facade and across its four floors, original details can be found throughout, giving nod to its classical days.

The entryway has a vestibule that’s been outfitted with antique French-style doors before leading into the regal parlor floor where a huge living room hosts one of the home’s six restored wood-burning fireplaces. As you make your way through the home, there are even more covetable details like the four oversized skylights, massive chef’s kitchen, beamed ceilings, shuttered windows, and large bathrooms each with their own unique character. Add to that, the remastered staircase has banisters sourced from the famed Plaza Hotel.

There’s a finished basement with a laundry room and the outdoor space is just as lovely, with an adorable fountain sitting center of the landscaped backyard and an outdoor terrace. Central air conditioning and Sonos surround sound are a couple of the modern conveniences worth mentioning, though they are just a few of many. Maybe, that $16.75 million asking price isn’t so bad. After all, there are homes with much less going for way more.