5-Room Parlor Floor Grandeur
Past meets present in this versatile 5-room Edwardian masterpiece in the historic “Irvington” cooperative residences. Rich in architectural elements and infused with character and charm, this parlor floor home is quintessential 1880s splendor. High ceilings, beautiful details, herringbone floors, original hardware, window seats, two original fireplace surrounds and mantels, pocket glass doors and architectural allure all make up this special home. With many rooms to roam, creativity abounds in this sprawling prewar. The simply perfect floorplan is both functional and flexible in its design. There are two offices and two baths in distinctive wings providing both privacy and separation when working from home. The large open dining area and windowed chef’s kitchen is divine for an at-home feast. The living room with its decorative fireplace mantel as its centerpiece boasts window boxes for seasonal plantings and window seats to enjoy a good read. The living room is gracious in scale and exudes a comfortable elegance. Old world cherry wood pocket doors open into a guest bedroom, den or office. A hallway bespoke of decorative details leads to the kitchen dining area and entry. The serene primary bedroom has a second decorative fireplace. Off the primary bedroom is a separate south facing den, reading room or office, a full windowed bath, washer/dryer and additional closet space. The south-facing den/office overlooks the Irvington’s courtyard garden. There are three exposures and windows in every room.
The Irvington is a 24-unit cooperative prewar comprised of two sister buildings. Its magnificent lobby and European charm are what make this cooperative a sought-after Chelsea stand-out. There is bike and basement storage and a courtyard ready for landscaping. Pets are welcome. Located in the heart of Chelsea, a few blocks north of prime Greenwich Village, at the crossroads of Chelsea Marketplace and the incomparable Union Square marketplace. Convenient to all transportation. If you are looking for special, this unique find delivers.