Step into the warmth and charm of The Home That Built Love at 232 East 32nd Street, a stunning four-story Greek Revival-style Townhome built in the mid-19th Century with three wood-burning fireplaces and two sun-flooded south-facing outdoor spaces.
Currently designated as a two-family home, this property features two duplexes (currently connected), each with their own in-unit laundry, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and private outdoor space. The flexible layout allows for easy single-family living or can be used as an owner's duplex (or triplex) with an income-producing apartment by renting out either of the duplexes, or the garden floor alone.
The coveted garden level, accessed through its own private entrance, features historic pre-war detail throughout, including exposed brick walls, architecturally significant archways, and an incredible dining area with a wood-burning fireplace and built-in banquette seating. Many great memories have been shared in this one of a kind rustic-yet-modern-style proper dining room. This level also boasts an eat-in windowed kitchen with stainless steel Frigidaire appliances, excellent counter and cabinetry space, and a large bedroom (or den) with exposed brick, a Murphy bed, and floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the south-facing garden. There is also a bonus room on the garden level that houses the washer and dryer and capacious built-in storage, perfect for a home office or an additional sleeping area for guests.
The large garden-level bedroom has exposed brick, a Murphy bed, and floor to ceiling windows that overlook the south-facing garden. Architecturally significant arches with custom hardwood doors.
The grand parlor floor features a stunning entryway with beautiful exposed brick and French doors leading to an extremely rare 50-foot parlor floor with 11-foot soaring ceilings and dripping with original 19th century details. The parlor-floor bedroom is tucked behind two prominent French doors with double transoms, allowing light to flood in through the parlor throughout the day. This room also conveniently has an en-suite bathroom with a stall shower.
The third floor boasts a bright and spacious living room connected to a large, very rare south-facing deck with open-sky views and overlooking beautiful Cherry Blossoms. There are 9'4" ceilings, built-in bookshelves, and a wood-burning fireplace in this room. The northern room host a large eat-in kitchen with exceptional cabinetry and counter space, full-size appliances, a built-in desk, GE washer and dryer, and large casement-style windows overlooking tree-lined 32nd Street.
The top floor of the home hosts two oversized bedrooms with enough space for a king-sized bed, end tables, and extra desk space. Both rooms overlook lush tree-tops, and have been converted many times over the years to accommodate a multitude of different sleeping arrangements. There is spacious closet space throughout, as well as a large bathroom with a deep soaking bathtub. Access to the roof is also available from this floor, with over 1700sf of air rights remaining available.
In addition to all the magnificent living spaces, the property also includes an 800sf basement that has the opportunity to be converted to a proper home gym, playroom, indoor pool, or can be kept as is as a wine cellar with additional storage.Situated on a lovely tree-lined townhouse street in the heart of Kips Bay, this location is home to some of the best cultural institutions and finest eateries that Manhattan has to offer, including Rolf's German Restaurant, Norma, Hillstone, Izakaya MEW, and many more. It is also in close proximity to grocery stores such as Trader Joes, and Whole Foods, as well as some of the best parks in the city, including Madison Square Park, Gramercy Park, and The East River Esplanade. There is also easy access to transportation via Herald Square, Penn Station, Grand Central Station, or the 6 train two blocks away.
Come experience the charm and elegance of this beautiful home, the perfect blend of historic details and modern amenities that will make you feel right at home.