One of the most significant properties to ever come to market in Chelsea, this scintillating 7-bedroom, 8-bathroom townhouse is a monument to contemporary design and urban luxury. Every inch of this 8,300 sq. ft. home and the additional 1,130 sq. ft. of outdoor space has been thoughtfully planned with an eye towards functionality and style. At 26-ft wide it is as close to a Manhattan mansion as one can find.
Features include floor-to-ceiling windows in every room, elevator access to all 7 stories including the roof, a chic floating staircase, engineered wide plank white oak floors, multi-zone heating and cooling, a laundry room with granite counters and an Asko washer/dryer, a one-of-a-kind in ground pool, and a quartet of private outdoor spaces.
The home begins with an airy entryway space on the garden floor and from there flows past an immaculate powder room and a private den into the stunning open-concept eat-in kitchen. The kitchen, which leads out into a tranquil garden, is equipped with custom driftwood cabinetry, touch latch drawers, Calacatta Bhorgini countertops, a massive waterfall island, a breakfast area, and a suite of high-end stainless steel appliances from Wolf, Sub-Zero, and Miele. The formal living and dining spaces sit on the second floor of the home and are serviced by a powder room and a gas fireplace with an ocean silver travertine surround.
All seven bedrooms lie on floors three through five. The master suite is a sanctuary unto itself. It occupies the entirety of the third floor and boasts a silver woodgrain marble gas fireplace, a private balcony overlooking the garden, a huge dressing room, and a marble-clad en-suite bathroom with a lacquer double vanity, a 2-person rain shower with an invisible drain, and an elegant free-standing soaking tub from Victoria & Albert. Each of the remaining bedrooms feature private walk-in closets and pristine en-suite bathrooms with marble floors, Toto toilets, built-in hampers, and custom driftwood vanities.
The sixth floor contains a pair of flex rooms that can be used as bedrooms, rec rooms, studies, or additional living space. One of the rooms possesses a wet bar, wine storage, and access to a full bathroom and a large terrace. The finished rooftop deck is furnished with a grill. Completing the home is an extraordinary cellar that has a sky-lit pool framed by gorgeous teak decking, imported porcelain slab walls, heated flooring, a full bathroom, and a 236-bottle wine cooler.
253 West 18th is located in the heart of Chelsea. It is around the corner from Barney’s, and is just steps away from a host of trendy restaurants, cafes, bars, shops, and art galleries. The High Line, Chelsea Market, and the Meatpacking District are all within a ten minute walk. Nearby subway lines include the 1/A/C/E/D/L.