Morris Adjmi-designed Gramercy area Brownstone with Elevator.
This flawlessly engineered and constructed home offers buyers immediate turn-key townhouse living. Just bring your toothbrush and decorator and move right in. Use as a grand single-family or for multi-generational living.
Redesigned and reconstructed from top to bottom by Morris Adjmi Architects, 343 East 18th Street is a trophy Gramercy Park residence combining historic detail, no expense spared engineering, and luxury finishes throughout. The quality of build is evident in every inch of this fine home.
No detail was overlooked in the meticulous gut renovation of this 20-foot-wide, approximately 6,000 square-foot home centered around a full glass rear facade facing the 20' X 32' planted garden. There are nearly 2,000 square feet of serene private outdoor living for you to enjoy in this home across multiple levels.
The parlor floor offers approximately 12'+ ceilings, inlaid white oak floors, and custom millwork. The front parlor opens to the central staircase hall through a set of solid custom-milled pocket doors with etched glass. The 60' long dramatic parlor floor flows into the elegant rear formal dining room and adjacent library with wet bar overlooking the lush garden. What is most rare is the light and air this home receives through oversized windows and exterior French doors throughout.
On the garden level, an oversized den leads to a lush backyard. The eat-in kitchen featuring rows of marble-topped built-ins and a gas fireplace. Outside, the garden features manicured plantings, lighting, handsome brickwork, and a bird fountain. A beautiful magnolia tree stretches four stories high and is filled with fragrant blossoms throughout spring and summer and allows for tremendous privacy.
The third floor has two generously sized bedrooms with a shared sitting room and treetop views front and rear.
Take the elevator to the spacious fourth floor of this refined townhome. This level is an ideal floor though primary bedroom suite with oversized windows in rear adjoining a lovely secluded slate terrace overlooking the garden as well as a night kitchen allowing for on-site breakfast or a caviar and champagne late-night indulgence.
On the fifth floor, you'll find a separate and self-contained one-bedroom residence with a skylit kitchen, plus terraces on both front and back ends of the floor. This is an ideal in-law apartment, guest residence, or a desirable self-contained office suitable for a post COVID world. The elevator stops on all five floors plus cellar.
The building is topped by a breathtaking roof deck wrapped in wide-open views to the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the New York Life Building, and beyond. There's also a windowed sauna.
Lastly, the excavated full-height cellar offers additional storage and recreation space with elevator access plus a separate freight elevator that goes up to the front sidewalk. There is an unusually large amount of electricity (400 amps), and cat 5/6 infrastructure cabling exists throughout with a separate communications room with an elaborate patch panel and its own dedicated a/c.
343 East 18th Street is a stunning Italianate brownstone with high stoop entry, lovely wrought-iron work, and a charming forecourt. Positioned on a tree-lined townhouse block in desirable Gramercy Park. The newly designed Stuyvesant Square Park, famed Irving Place, Gramercy Park, and nearby Union Square provide open space and recreation on the surrounding blocks. This home has a legal two family CO but all units are contiguous.
*All measurements and statements are approximate subject to error and omission.