Space in New York City always comes at a premium – even Manhattan air rights cost more per square foot than the nation’s average home prices. Townhomes have long been seen as status symbols in NYC real estate. But despite being coveted properties, traditional townhomes require upkeep and maintenance that condominium owners do not have to deal with. In an effort to attract buyers and eliminate the hassles associated with traditional townhouse living, many NYC developers are building the “townhouse 2.0,” fully modernized new construction townhomes with access to all the services and amenities of a condominium building – the best of both worlds. Ahead, 6sqft has rounded up some of the best examples of townhomes 2.0 in New York City.
Projects include: 12 Warren, 11 Beach Street, 20 East End Avenue, 25 Wooster at XOCO 325, The Greenwich Lane, 27 East 79 Street, 207 West 79th Street and 21 East 12th Street.
12 Warren’s Townhouse North, is a 3,788 square foot, three-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath triplex home. Located in Tribeca, DDG’s 12 Warren has a distinctively rugged bluestone facade quarried in the Catskills. The north-facing townhouse has a discrete entry that opens into a foyer accented with bluestone details, seven-and-a-half inch Austrian white oak floors, an elegantly sculptural interior staircase as the centerpiece to a soaring great room with 22’7” high ceilings and a dramatic wall of floor-to-ceiling windows accessing onto a 516 square foot private garden. There are two other outdoor spaces (terraces) off the upstairs bedrooms. Each level of the triplex is accessible by the common elevator, “so if you come in with suitcases or heavy things, you have the lift to reach every floor,” explains listing broker Tamir Shemesh.
According to Shemesh, “You don’t have to worry if something breaks, or if there is an issue you don’t have to scramble and wonder ‘who am I going to call or what am I going to do?’ This is a full-service building that will take care of everything. It’s a huge plus for people who want to live in a private home but have everything catered to them.”
In addition to the full-time doorman (“that only services 13 units so the level of services is amazing” says Shemesh), a fitness center and private storage for purchase, there is also access to the DDG concierge service.
The DDG concierge service assists residents 24/7, managing everything from holiday package delivery to assisting in-residence parties. DDG concierge has an exclusive relationship with Star Jets International which provides residents with custom-tailored concierge jet services. If a resident wants to rent a private jet, the concierge arranges all facets of the trip, from the type of jet needed and trip itinerary, to catering, car services and hotel accommodations.
Shemesh concludes, “We’ve seen a really great variety of buyers in 12 Warren, from families looking for larger spaces to celebrities and very cool people from the fashion and design world because of the uniqueness of the building, they find it really cool to live in a building like this.”
25 Wooster at XOCO 325
The Townhouse at 25 Wooster is a spacious 3,033 square foot duplex with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, two powder rooms, an expansive private terrace accessed from the great room, and its own discreet private entrance from the historic, cobblestoned Wooster Street. Design details include restored Douglas fir wood-beamed ceilings and exposed original brick walls and arches.