38 Prince Street, Nolita
For Sale. Rare opportunity to own a landmarked downtown townhouse that has been sensitively transformed by Marvel Architects. Originally the west wing of Old Saint Patrick's School and Convent, the 1826 edifice combines the strong lines of a late Federal house with the stylistic Greek Revival flair of a classic triangular pediment with oculus window. Built 25' x 65', the five story residence with elevator has 8,069 interior square feet with an additional 1,614 square feet in the cellar. The house has three sunny exposures with oversized windows complementing the views of both the cloistered Cathedral and your own private garden. The design is both gracious and practical with well-proportioned layouts, seven bedrooms, seven full and three half baths and three working fireplaces. The grand parlor floor with its formal living and dining rooms boasts a stunning curved staircase, high ceilings and a wet bar. The expansive open kitchen with its extensive marble countertops, Smallbone cabinetry and La Cornue range will be a joy to cook in and leads through a casual dining room to a large south-facing, bi-level garden with an outdoor kitchen. The master floor is exquisite with a private study, a glorious spa-like bath with Waterworks fixtures, powder room, and a huge dressing room. Additionally there is a family room and a playroom on the top two floors. True to its roots, the house has five inch quarter sawn oak floors and borders, paneled doors, replicated historical moldings and all the mod-cons one wants in a home today. Access to the condo services next door including the doorman and snow shoveling will be free for two years. Truly one of the most unique properties in our celebrated city.