Sunlit Kips Bay Townhouse with Lush Garden and Iconic Building Views Unbelievably Low Taxes
Located on a quiet street in Midtown Manhattan in the Kips Bay Murray Hill neighborhood, this tidy townhouse feels like home to all who enter. Clean lines and charming details abound in each of the three free-market units including exposed brick walls, 4 operational fireplaces, and large windows that provide plenty of natural light and even a few peek-a-boo views of iconic buildings. Most noteworthy is the unique sunken living room in the owner’s triplex that has a glorious wall of glass sliding doors and windows that open to a bi-level rear garden.
There is easy walking to all major transportation including Grand Central Station, the 6 Train and Penn Station as well as quick access to the Midtown Tunnel for airports or points on Long Island.
Walk to the United Nations, NYU Langone, the Empire State Building and other Midtown landmarks. Enjoy easy access to scenic views on the East River Walk.
218 East 32nd Street has been cared for with pride. It is a well-priced townhouse to renovate into a single-family dream or live virtually free in the owner’s triplex while collecting rent from the two high-income units. This is the townhouse to buy: annual taxes are $12,000.
The garden floor of the townhouse serves as the main living area for the owner’s unit. It is a celebration of mid-century styling and “outside in” energy. A private entrance under the front stoop leads to a main hallway where a ¾ bathroom is found. The hall flows towards a gracious eat-in kitchen with plenty of counter and cabinet space. Beyond the kitchen is a formal dining area that overlooks a spectacular sunken living room complete with a fireplace and wall of glass sliding doors and windows. Additional highlights of the floor include charming parquet floors with a walnut-colored stain, wrought iron railings, and painted exposed brick on both East and West walls. The private bi-level garden is deep, contains hearty plants as well as a mature magnolia tree, and is the ideal balance of sun and shade.
The parlour floor is a continuation of the owner’s unit and has two bedrooms. The front bedroom has a bow window, fireplace, alcove dressing area, and ensuite bathroom with tub. The rear master bedroom features two large windows, three spacious closets, dressing area, and an ensuite bathroom with shower. The parlour floor also contains a tidy vestibule linking the main entrance atop the front stoop with the staircase to the upper floor apartments.
Third Floor and Fourth Floor
Both the third and fourth floors host individual, free-market apartments. These 2-bedroom, floor-through units are flooded with natural light and are configured with the bedrooms in the rear of the floor to take advantage of the garden views. Both have operational fireplaces and kitchens with full-size appliances including dishwashers. The fourth floor apartment has interior stair access to the roof.
The townhouse cellar is accessed via the main stairwell in the owner’s unit, essentially making it a triplex. The majority of the space is occupied by a rec room with tiled floor. The front of the cellar contains separate laundry and mechanical rooms, while the rear of the floor underneath the sunken living room serves as a large crawl space for storage.