243 East 17th Street, Gramercy Park
Exceptional 28-foot wide, elevator, Anglo-Italianate townhouse on Stuyvesant Square Park. The elegant building has a three bay facade, round-arched doors and windows, a lovely foliate patterned cast-iron balcony that runs the width of the edifice and a paneled cornice. The five-story, 6,494-square-foot house was built for Thomas Morton in the 1850's and currently includes a four-story owner's residence and two one-bedroom units that can easily be converted back into a single family home. The stately owner's unit has five bedrooms, five full baths and two half baths. Beautifully renovated, the house has 16-foot ceilings on the parlor floor, a grand winding staircase, five fireplaces, arched doorways, skylights and original moldings. The Clive Christian eat-in kitchen has limestone countertops, high-end appliances, a separate office and direct access to the charming garden. Additionally there is a formal dining room, music room, media room and a front garden. The master is en-suite with a private terrace and a walk-in closet. 243 offers lovely south facing park views of the historic square. Heating, air and plumbing have all been updated and the building has a sprinkler system and two washer/dryers. The home is located in the Stuyvesant Square Historic District.
Real Estate Taxes: $74,858/year