A West Village townhouse with bonafide design pedigree is looking for a new owner. AD100 designer Steven Gambrel has listed his Morton Street home, a magnificent 25-foot wide townhouse dating to the early 1900s that the designer has thoroughly chocked full of glorious marbles, elegant wallpapers, and bespoke fixtures that compliment the townhouse’s original design elements.
Gambrel purchased the property at 68 Morton Street between Hudson and Bedford streets for $3.85 million in 2011, and has since—as a designer is wont to do—remade the space as his Platonic ideal of a West Village townhouse. And that comes at a price: Gambrel has listed the property with Compass for $8.995 million.
That price doesn’t include the house’s cherry-picked furnishings (though many of them are available at an additional cost) but it does include said marbles, wallpapers, and fixtures such as the kitchen’s custom-painted LaCanche seven-burner double oven range with a custom-fabricated hood and the townhouse’s five restored wood-burning fireplaces with unique stone mantles.
The four-story townhouse has been laid out traditionally, with an entry-level vestibule and a skylight-topped central staircase. The parlor level also includes a 26-foot long living room that spans the length of the house with views onto Morton Street and the townhouse’s backyard, and a red lacquered library that houses the parlor floor’s coat closet and powder room.
The garden level includes an open kitchen and dining area that opens onto the house’s 17-foot deep backyard. A cellar below the kitchen provides additional storage space.
The third floor gives way to two bedrooms as well as a full bathroom and a sitting room with a wood-burning fireplace. The fourth floor is a dedicated master suite, with a bedroom crowned by an elegant vaulted skylight; a five-piece master bathroom with a custom double vanity and marble slab-encased shower; and a large, windowed dressing room.
The townhouse is almost a steal compared to its neighbor at no. 66, that fellow notable person, the jewelry designer David Yurman, listed for $18.45 million in November 2017. That townhouse is still on the market, though now seeking $16.5 million.