303 West 29th Street, Apt B
The property - tastefully updated throughout by its architect-owner - deftly balances exposed brick walls and fireplaces with a contemporary minimalist kitchen, bathroom, hardwood flooring, and wide-spanning windows.
After processing through a gated outdoor courtyard, one enters the units three steps past the main entrance door - no other apartments in view. Once inside, the kitchens continuous granite surface, deep mahogany stained cabinets, SS appliances, and SS pot filler subside into the background, accentuating the light of the living room as a congregation and resting zone. A marble powder room with a glass basin sink adjoins.
The second floor parlour level enjoys beautiful 12' high ceilings, two spacious bedrooms, a full bath and closet/storage space galore, including a lofted storage area (99 sf). Opening a door by a bookcase in the living room, one descends down a white spiral staircase into a large home theater/home office. A tiled bathroom, in-unit washer/dryer, and walk-in closet are adjacent. Each level has separate egress, heating and cooling.
303 West 29th Street is part of Lamartine Place, a group of Greek Revival townhouses built in 1851. In 2009, recognizing a neighboring townhouse as the last remaining recorded Underground Railroad stop in 1860s New York City, and 303 itself as home to the Citys first Jewish orphanage in the 1880s, the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission named this area the Lamartine Historic District.
Today, 303 stands as a low key, pet friendly, six-unit co-op just two blocks from Penn Station and major transportation lines (Amtrak, NJTransit, LIRR, and the 1, 2, 3, 7, A, C, and E subways). Nearby attractions include the High Line, Hudson Yards, Whole Foods, and all the shops, art galleries, museums, and restaurants Chelsea has to offer.