Too often in New York City, those looking for a home need to debate between which commodity is more important: space or location. Midtown is full of luxury apartments sitting high up in the clouds of towering buildings, though the midtown scene can often be filled with tourists, businessmen, and early closures. Those looking downtown have access to the hippest new restaurants, fun bars, cooler neighbors, though find themselves cramming into less space generally.
Luckily, there’s a new listing looking to beat the odds of finding a home that offers both of these. Brown Harris Stevens has the answer: buy a whole building. 253 West 18th Street is a luxurious new townhouse for sale that offers an incredible spread of space for entertaining with room to spare, an environment that will never feel too congested or cluttered, a modern look in a neighborhood known for its traditional or classic restrictions, and with a location that can’t be beat—all for the high-but-worthy price of $19.9 Million. 18th Street sits comfortably between the trendy hotspots of the village and the quiet-but-not-too-quiet pockets of Flatiron and NoMad. The home is a short walk from either pubs along Bleecker Street or Eleven Madison Park, giving the lucky resident the widest range of options when thinking of where to go and what to do any night.
The home itself is also pretty incredible. Over six floors plus a roof deck, the building features 5-7 bedrooms, seven full bathrooms, and two powder rooms. The windows are floor-to-ceiling, there is a private high-speed elevator, wide white oak floors, central air, and an in ground pool spread over the 8,300 square foot space. You remember how Mrs. Brady said to the kids “Never play ball in the house”? In this home, there’s an entire room you can dedicate to strictly ball-playing. In the world of New York City real estate, this kind of space never comes without having to trade something like location or size up in return. We’ve seen some incredible properties here at Haute Residence, but this one looks like a game changer.