404 West 20th Street is officially acknowledged as the "Oldest Dwelling within the Chelsea Historic District". Sandwiched between the stunning historic Donac building and Greek Revival Cushman row houses, this circa 1830, wood frame Federal Townhouse with a brick facade and south garden sits on an unusually large lot, 25? wide by 108ft deep. Here awaits a truly rare opportunity to reinvent a distinguished piece of New York City?s storied past in the most extraordinary, contemporary way, while maintaining its historic allure. This type of opportunity is one of a kind in Manhattan, in particular, in the ultra-chic changing landscape of West Chelsea. Full approvals (Landmarks, Department of Buildings NYC, have been secured for the complete rebuild of 404 West 20th Street as a brand new steel and brick structure, while only keeping the facade. Permission has also been obtained to fill in the side yard, bringing the house to the full 25 feet of frontage. Among the many notable features of this new construction vision are: - A 10-foot front garden - Lovely rear garden surrounded by trees and a row of similar gardens - Historic stoop and railings.
Possibility of an elevator servicing 5 floors - 3 salvageable historic fire mantles, nearly 200 years old - Flex 5 bedrooms, 4 half & 6 full baths, a stately living room and dining room, 3 terraces with one having an outdoor pool - A massive lower level with a media/entertainment room, huge playroom, skylight & access to the garden; gym; changing room with dry sauna and steam room; wine, storage; an AV room (this is a smart house throughout); luggage & storage rooms; full laundry and mechanicals room Being a wooden structure, the property as it exists is no longer viable, which is why we have painstakingly navigated the landmarks process.
Please note that this property requires a gut renovation with full demolition, while retaining the facade. We have the complete artistic conceptual renderings that features, plans and specifications described in this listing are proposed only.
Courtesy of Douglas Elliman Real Estate
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