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Enjoy the soaring ceilings, extravagant width, and original details of this lovely Clarence True original. Original details permeate the building, with exposed brick, fireplaces on each floor, a Juliet balcony, and original oak paneling throughout. This home is situated on a lovely townhouse block; Clarence True designed the entire block. The unique top duplex features a dramatic double-height ceiling and splendid light. With twenty-five feet of width, a sizable garden, and great bones, this building is perfectly suited to become a single-family or live-with-income opportunity. It is currently configured as three units: a floor-through garden apartment and two luxury duplexes. Bring your contractor. Building will be delivered vacant.

Garden Level:

As you enter through the original doors, you immediately notice the original oak paneling in the vestibule. An entrance hall with original inlaid hardwood floors greets you, and you can see more original woodwork in the staircase. A hallway with terra cotta tile leads past the staircase to the rear of the floor, where you’ll find a living/dining room with African mahogany floors, a wood-burning fireplace, exposed brick, and a number of tall windows with garden views. A pair of glass doors leads to the lovely 20’ x 25’ garden, which is surrounded by other townhouse gardens.

A second hallway leads you back toward the front of the apartment. You’ll pass a kitchen with custom-made cabinetry and a center island, and a full bath with slate-colored tile. At the front of the floor is a bedroom with original oak woodwork in the paneling, molding, and Ionic columns. Next to the bedroom is a second street entrance.

Parlour and Third Floor Duplex:

You’ll immediately notice the great ceiling height and the African mahogany floors, which contribute to the feeling of grandeur on this floor. In the front living room, enjoy the exposed brick, the fireplace, and the sunshine from the tall windows. A Juliet balcony overlooks the street. Beyond the living room, there’s a kitchen with a center island, walnut veneer cabinets, and stainless steel appliances. A generous dining or living room can be found at the rear of the floor, with ample original oak paneling, a green tile original decorative fireplace with mirror, garden views, original hardwood floors, a full bath with terra cotta tile and an original impact door, and a roomy walk-in closet.

On the upper level of this duplex, accessed by a spiral staircase from the lower living room, the exposed brick and African mahogany floors continue. At the top of the spiral stairs, you’ll find a lounge area facing the street, which could also be a great spot for a desk or a children’s play area. A bedroom with a fireplace can also be found at the front of this level. At the rear is the enormous master bedroom, separated from the front area by a living room or media room. The master bedroom features bay windows, a decorative brick fireplace, a spacious walk-in closet, and a full bath.

Fourth and Fifth Floor Duplex:

This unit has an openness and brightness to it that makes it feel loft-like. A soaring double-height ceiling in the living room makes a dramatic impression, and the Northern light through the skylights and side windows is magnificent. The exposed brick and fireplace add original charm. There’s also a well-appointed open kitchen with a black granite island, stainless steel appliances, and cobalt blue tile. Two bedrooms and a full bath also rest on this floor.

Up the stairs, you’ll find the master suite. The enormous master bedroom is graced by a vaulted ceiling and a decorative brick fireplace; a turquoise-tiled full bath lies adjacent. Above the living room is an open lounge area.

Here you’ll find good ceiling height and plenty of room for storage. There’s a washer and dryer, an entrance to the backyard, and well-maintained mechanicals.

Price: $8,350,000

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