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194-year-old Soho townhouse with modern revamp gets a $2.5M discount

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The four-story townhouse came on the market in 2015 for $16.3 million

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A nearly 200-year-old Federal-style townhouse in Soho is still trying to find a buyer, a little over two years after it came on the market. At that time, the impeccably renovated home was asking $16.3 million, but a few price cuts, and brokerage firms later, the townhouse is now trying its luck at $13.5 million.

In recent years, the townhouse was home to noted American choreographer, Paul Taylor, who sold it to a couple in 2009 for $3.3 million. At that time, Taylor had divided the townhouse into a four-unit home. The couple brought on Matthew Baird Architects to renovate the home and create it into a single family mansion. That took about three years, according to the New York Times, but the couple eventually decided to sell.

Today, the townhouse blends many of its historic elements alongside many modern additions. Located within the Charlton-King-Vandam Historic District, the house can be accessed through both the ground floor, and the parlor level.

The ground floor here has been setup with one of the townhouse’s five bedrooms, towards the front of the house, a sprawling media room with a wood-burning fireplace, and a breakfast room/library, which opens up into one of the best parts of the townhouse: the garden.

This space is replete with a pond (yes!), a paved seating area, and tons of greenery. A flight of stairs in the garden lead you up to the parlor floor, and into the sleek kitchen. The latter is fitted out with various swanky appliances by Miele, Sub-Zero and Wolf, and features Calacatta white marble countertops and a center island. The living room is also on this floor, which has 11-foot-tall ceilings.

The master suite takes up all of the third floor, and features a private terrace with a “Ofuro Japanese soaking tub.” The master bath on this floor has its own wood-burning fireplace (!!), a free-standing soaking tub, and a steam shower. Two additional bedrooms take up the top floor of this house.

The 5,100-square-foot home was last on the market for $14.75 million last month, and has now reduced its ask even further to $13.5 million. Will this time finally work?