Draped in flowering wisteria, located on the only tree-lined park-block in the West Village, sits this magical 21.67’ wide Anglo-Italianate townhouse. Set perfectly in the middle of a row of 15 picturesque townhouses facing south towards James Walker Park, this elegant townhouse transports you back to the 1850s with its high stoop, aged elegance and baronial scale. Only one block long and meandering, St. Luke’s Place is rarely trafficked and pin-drop quiet.
Sun-filled, open and airy, this 4,575 sf residence is comprised of a total of four stories plus a dry basement. Lovingly maintained for more than 50 years by one owner, the property’s triple parlor boasts three fireplaces, floor-to-ceiling windows, original pocket doors, and 10’ tall ceilings adorned with authentic hand-crafted plaster crown moldings and medallions. These grandly proportioned rooms are bathed in southern light filtered through Ginkgo trees from the park across the street. The architectural simplicity of the rooms exudes calm and luxury. From the homes rear facing Juliet balcony, gaze out over the verdantly planted garden with its Magnolia and Cherry Blossom trees and the transporting adjacent yards belonging to the neighboring townhomes on both St. Luke’s Place and Morton Street.
The Garden floor is currently laid out with a kitchen, dining room, family room, powder and laundry. On the third and fourth floors, you will find four well-proportioned bedrooms each with their own private bathroom, and ample closet and storage space. In total, this elegant home offers four bedrooms, six bathrooms and seven marble mantles.
The home was previously owned by the famed Arthur Laurents, playwright of West Side Story. This offering presents a once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase a home on one of the West Villages most private streets.