Townhouses Are a NYC Rarity and These Four May Be the Ultimate Finds 

“House” and “Manhattan” aren’t often found together in the same sentence, and there’s a reason for that — the Manhattan townhouse market is small, comprising only 4% of overall supply and 1.5% of overall deal volume, per data from real estate analytics firm UrbanDigs. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to find a townhouse to call home.

Townhouses offer distinct advantages to owners. They typically comprise numerous floors, outdoor space, terraces, and even rooftops, allowing owners to stretch out, relax, and live a little bit — at least more so than in many apartments or condominiums. Accordingly, townhouses give New Yorkers a feel for the country or suburbs, but all from within the lively confines of the city!

To whet your appetite, here are four townhouses currently listed in New York City as a part of the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury program:

Lincoln Square - Manhattan

250 W 71st Street Unit House New York, NY. $ 11,950,000

This meticulously gut-renovated townhouse was originally designed by a prominent architect in 1892, but has been updated top-to-bottom for modern living. The townhouse, located in the Lincoln Square neighborhood on the Upper West Side, has five bedrooms, five full bathrooms (plus three half-baths), and an elevator with access to most floors. There’s an outdoor terrace on the rooftop, and additional terraces on the fourth and fifth floors, along with a front yard and garden on the garden floor.

The home itself has been significantly upgraded, with numerous luxury finishes, and new structural improvements (such as steel joists and beams, a new foundation, waterproofing, and more) to make sure the building is safe and sound. Plus, the home has new windows, roofing, plumbing, electrical systems, and more — it’s quite literally been upgraded from root to stem!

Listed by broker Annie Cion Gruenberger and agent Kate Wollman-Mahan of Coldwell Banker Warburg

Upper East Side - Manhattan

113 E 64th Street Unit House New York, NY. $ 14,500,000

This 64th Street property is expansive, with six bedrooms, six full bathrooms, two half-baths, and a total footprint of more than 9,700 square feet. It comprises six full floors — a cellar, garden level, and second through fifth floors — with a front yard and several outdoor terraces as well. The property dates back to the early 1880s, and was expanded and refaced in limestone just after World War II.

Owners enter through a gorgeous foyer and entry gallery on the garden level, which also houses the family room and kitchen — outfitted for a gourmet chef. There’s also staff quarters and a garden. A spiral staircase rises to the second floor, with 12-foot ceilings, a library, and an oval-shaped, paneled dining room. Further up, the third, fourth, and fifth floors have bedrooms, sitting rooms, bathrooms, and leisure space galore. In the cellar, owners will love the massive amount of storage space, too.

Listed by broker Cecilia Serrano of Coldwell Banker Warburg.

Upper East Side - Manhattan

422 E 84th Street New York, NY. $ 5,950,000

This home effortlessly blends a feeling of “old” New York City with the trappings and luxuries of the modern world. The home comprises four floors — a basement, a ground floor (with gardens flanking the front and rear), a second floor, and third floor — and amounts to 3,300 total square feet. Owners are greeted by a beautiful stone facade with large windows. Inside, the ceilings are high, natural light is abundant, and an open concept creates a cozy, inviting atmosphere — there’s even a working fireplace, too. The main floor also has a chef’s kitchen adjacent to a large sunroom, further connecting to a rear garden.

The basement has numerous closets, a laundry room, a boiler room, and a bathroom. Upstairs, the second floor contains another bathroom and two bedrooms (one of them with another fireplace!). The primary bedroom, along with a fourth bedroom, are perched on the third floor. The primary bedroom is expansive and boasts three large windows overlooking the front garden. The home is also outfitted with high-end finishes and fixtures from top-to-bottom.

Listed by agent Jane Katz of Coldwell Banker Warburg.

Hamilton Heights - Manhattan

549 W 149th Street New York, NY. $ 3,595,000

Situated in Upper Manhattan, this modern and updated townhome offers owners the space that they’ve always wanted in the city, at a fraction of the price in other Manhattan neighborhoods. The home has five bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and two half-baths, and comprises nearly 4,700 square feet of living space. It has six floors, including a rooftop terrace, as well as a garden floor that has — you guessed it — a garden, and even a large fountain.

Top to bottom, the home has exquisite features and finishes as well. There are washers and dryers, a new boiler, flooding protection (including high-end pumps), a wood-burning fireplace, and intricate mahogany floors — just to name a few of its many, many features. It’s as innovative as it is practical, and on a gorgeous tree-lined street, too.

Listed by agents Susan Landau Abrams and Michael Abrams of Coldwell Banker Warburg


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