“There isn’t another house like this on the market,” broker Royce Pinkwater of Pinkwater Select told the Observer as we trotted up the stoop of the Greek Revival-style townhouse at 14 East 11th Street to escape the rain.
“It’s very special—you can’t duplicate this,” she added, stepping into the parlor-floor entry. Case in point: the custom white marble floors accented with Azul Bareig limestone and tundra gray marble in the foyer, which “cost an absolute fortune.” Suitably impressed, we tiptoed toward the oak hardwood floors in the living room, which also has 14-foot ceilings, a wood-burning fireplace and a wet bar.
“It was all custom-done for the owners,” Pinkwater told us, but alas, they are relocating to Los Angeles, and have listed the 7,400-square-foot home for $25 million with Pinkwater and Compass brokers Leonard Steinberg, Herve Senequier and Alexander Bank.
“The house is almost 22 feet wide,” Pinkwater noted, walking down the hand-carved wooden staircase to the garden level. A room off the additional street-level entrance could be “a nanny’s room or an office,” Pinkwater opined, and the kitchen, with Calacatta Capri marble countertops and island, leads to a landscaped south-facing garden.
We eschewed the elevator and took the scenic route up past the second floor—which is composed of two bedrooms, each with en-suite bath and closets—to the third level and its master suite, which takes up the entire floor: a bedroom leads to a dressing room that leads to a walk-in closet that leads to an entirely white marble master bath with steam shower and separate tub, with a view of the tree-lined streets of Greater NYU…er, Greenwich Village.
“This is a super-fun part of the house—it’s a great party space,” Pinkwater declared of the fifth floor, which has a den complete with a wet bar and access to a 220-square-foot terrace. An additional full bedroom is on the other side of the floor.
A final set of stairs leads to the roof deck. “It’s great for summer,” Pinkwater enthused. “And in the spring and fall—if you have heat lamps out there!”