444 West 22nd St - Chelsea, New York
Rarely Available Classic Federal Townhouse on a Supreme Chelsea Block. The quintessential 25-foot-wide Federal townhouse in the center of one of Chelsea's most coveted landmark streets awaits the discerning owner. Built circa 1835 by James Wells for the renowned Clement Clarke Moore, author of "The Night Before Christmas, this rare treasure that was part of Moore's estate is available for the first time in nearly 30 years. One of the earliest houses on what is now a very prime block, #444 exemplifies the distinctive period architecture and retains its wonderfully preserved original details such as a classic stoop, intricate iron railings, high ceilings, 7 fireplaces, wooden shutters, and a rear extension. The lovely salmon-colored brick facade in Flemish bond style makes a striking first impression. This historic residence is currently configured as a 3-family home with a 3-bedroom duplex on the parlor and garden levels, and 2 large 2-bedroom apartments on the third and fourth floors. An attic above the fourth floor and a cellar provide ample room for storage. The home will be delivered vacant, allowing the buyer to convert it to a gracious, generously-sized single-family home or maintain it as an investment property. Perfect for entertaining, the parlor floor boasts grand proportions and abundant light that is reflected off elegant crystal chandeliers. Gorgeous pocket doors and stately marble fireplace mantles lend further character to the sophisticated ambience. Extend your gatherings outdoors to the spacious sun-filled terrace that leads from the parlor floor to the enormous south-facing garden, a heavenly environment for children's play or adult relaxation with a backdrop of tasteful landscaping and mature plantings. 444 West 22nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues is located on a beautiful tree-lined Chelsea street graced by rows of regal townhouses, with the charming Clement C. Moore Park sitting right at the corner. Beautiful West 22nd Street also has an active neighborhood block association. This sought-after Chelsea address is within minutes of the Avenues World School, the High Line Park, Chelsea Piers Sports complex, Google headquarters as well as the Meatpacking district and Chelsea Market.
This listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman