There haven’t been too many opportunities to purchase this Federal-style townhouse in Chelsea. The 20th-century home was first snagged in 1999 for a mere $1.625 million before returning to the market five years later with a $4 million price tag. Since then, the home has been off the radar, until now.
From its classic facade to its many period details, this house is lovely. It’s in serious need of an interior designer but there’s lots to work with here. The five-bedroom, four-bathroom home boasts decorative mantels, intricate wall molding, 11-foot ceilings, and French doors. The eat-in kitchen has already been given a modern redesign so that’s one thing you wouldn’t have to worry about.
The garden level is where things get interesting. A huge library that would bring true delight to any bibliophile and only gets better as it leads onto the stunning landscaped backyard with an elevated seating area and a built-in grill.
Of course, this much space in Manhattan doesn’t come cheap. The home is asking $7.85 million.