The interiors of the townhouse at 57 Bank Street are a lesson in how to be respectful of a century-old home’s original details while still having some of the upgrades that make a space deeply livable for modern life. The townhouse just hit the market for $13 million, inviting views into its lovingly staged interiors.
If the listing photos throw off a fashion-employed socialist vibe, they’re doing its owner justice. The home belongs to Anne McNally, contributor to Vanity Fair and ex of restaurateur Brian McNally, co-founder of Indochine. The townhouse has been featured in House and Garden, British Vogue, and W, the listing with Douglas Elliman brags. McNally has had plenty of time to make that happen—she’s been associated with the house since 1985, public records show.
A bit about the Greek Revival house: The ground floor gives way to the kitchen and a living area, where there are whitewashed wood-beamed ceilings and a wood-burning fireplace. An accordion glass wall lets out onto the garden. The parlor floor also has a wood-burning fireplace surrounded by an unfussy marble mantle. An intimate sitting room is at the front of the house, with a terrace at the rear.
The third floor is dedicated to the master bedroom and bathroom, connected by a walk-through dressing area. The laundry room is also on this floor. Two bedrooms and a full bathroom are on the fourth floor. They’re topped by an “atelier” or bonus space. For good measure for fashion folks, there’s a large cedar closet in the basement.