137 West 13th Street in prime West Village, is an exceptionally refined six story townhouse that has been completely modernized for a discreet and discerning buyer. With a recently completed two year gut renovation by RoundSquare Development in collaboration with KDA and Helena Clunies-Ross Design, this home was carefully crafted and executed to provide every luxury imaginable. Interior design firm BOS Studio (Bryan O’Sullivan) layered on refined amenity-rich details within this home’s six levels.
Encompassing 7,386 square feet, this 20’ wide townhouse offers five bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms, two powder rooms, five separate outdoor spaces, three gas fireplaces and a full floor primary suite. The newly engineered staircase wraps around the elevator, which was designed to maximize the footprint and act as the architectural centerpiece of the home.
While maintaining the historical facade, original stoop and cast-iron railings, the restoration integrated a clean modern aesthetic throughout. Excavating 20’ below street level to create 9’ ceilings on the cellar level, 10’ 11” ceilings on the garden level and 11’ ceilings on the parlor floor adds to the overall functionality and aesthetic of the home. The garden facing facade for the garden and parlor floors features stunning, high performance floor-to-ceiling black steel and glass windows and doors by Optimum, which are strikingly clad in slate. This same aesthetic was carried throughout the home with floor-to-ceiling black steel framed glass doors defining marque rooms.
Upon entering the parlor floor, the architectural details flow seamlessly. The dramatic sitting room, partitioned off from the entry by the floor-to-ceiling black steel framed glass pocket doors, features a gas fireplace and an interior glass panel which leads the eye to the focal point of the home - the gorgeous wall of Optimum doors and windows overlooking the garden.
Overlooking the garden, the large eat-in chef’s kitchen features Spectrum cabinetry in ebonized oak with glass inlay uppers and a massive island with waterfall countertops in a coarse Courtado Gris stone. The industrial vented hood is dramatically ensconced in Kirkby slate. The kitchen is complete with an extensive suite of Meile appliances, including 48” wide refrigerator, six burner range with a fully vented hood, two dishwashers, and wine refrigerator. The kitchen area comfortably allows seating for 10 and is set against a whitewashed brick wall original to the home.
Completing this floor is a powder room with Nero Marquina vanity and an exterior balcony just off of the kitchen with stairs leading to the garden.
The garden floor features an exceptional living room with 10’ 11” ceilings. The entry into this living room is through a set of black steel and glass doors giving way to a beautiful view of the lush garden through the glass curtain wall. This massive living room features its own gas fireplace. The adjacent powder room boasting Shinnoki wood panels and a Nero Marquina marble vanity along with a separate guest bedroom with its own en-suite bathroom completes this floor.
The private garden has been designed for entertaining with a plumbed gas grill, a gas fireplace, lush landscaping, outdoor speakers and plenty of space for designated dining and sitting areas.
Excavation on the site during renovation not only allowed for 9’ ceilings but also expanded the cellar approximately 24’ to nearly the full depth of the 20’ x 103’ lot. This created fully functional living spaces and additional square footage for an amenity driven lifestyle in the convenience of your own home.
The cellar level features a stunning screening room, a game room with light well, home gym, infrared sauna by Sunlighten with an adjacent shower, powder room, laundry room and a wine room with humidification.
The entrance to the full floor primary bedroom suite is through yet another set of floor-to-ceiling black steel and glass doors. The garden facing bedroom allows for a quiet respite and also features its own balcony. Dual walk-in custom white oak closets separate the sleeping quarters from the expansive primary bathroom.
The southern facing bathroom boasts Novella Creama limestone slabs with a double sink vanity, enormous medicine cabinets and heated floors. The vanity drawers are clad in limestone as well to create a seamless aesthetic. Adding to the drama of this luxuriously appointed bathroom is a sumptuous marble carved freestanding tub flanked by the water closet and shower, again enclosed by floor-to-ceiling black steel and glass doors.
The fourth floor consists of two king-sized secondary bedrooms each with en-suite bathroom, all consistent with the home’s aesthetic. A second laundry room with storage completes this floor.
This level consists of a sophisticated wood-paneled home office, with an en-suite bathroom and a private terrace. The home office can also serve as the fifth bedroom. A wet bar replete with an ice machine, an undercounter refrigerator and sink sit adjacent to the generous south facing roof terrace.
Additional features of this home include 12” wide plank European oak flooring, integrated sound system throughout, full home automation controlled by Savant for Lutron lighting, shades, and climate control. All home systems and mechanicals are brand new, including the Trane HVAC system with 12 zones.
Centrally situated on a beautiful tree-lined block, 137 West 13th is one of a few remaining houses on West 13th built by Stephen B. Peet in 1845 during the Greek Revival period. Its West Village location offers ease of access to multiple transportation lines, fine dining, shops and all desired conveniences.