137 West 13th Street Townhouse High End Contemporary Residential Development by k—da

137 West 13th Street

137 West 13th Street in prime West Village; and we were approached by RoundSquare Development to work to maximize its value. In the end, we created an exceptionally refined five-story townhouse that has been completely modernized with a timeless but contemporary style.

Encompassing 7,386 square feet, this 20’ wide townhouse offers five bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms, three powder rooms, five separate outdoor spaces and a full floor primary suite. The staircase wraps around the elevator and acts 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. We excavate 20’ below street level to create a cellar level that expands the townhouse’s sellable and livable square feet. 

Located in one of NYC’s many historic districts, we worked tirelessly to develop a design that would maximize the site’s potential while being approvable by the Landmarks Commission. We developed an aggressive strategy to dig down and expand the cellar which allowed us to lower the garden level and add a hidden roof addition.

Below is the glowing review of 137 W 13th Street by Compass:

  • PARLOR FLOOR

    Upon entering the parlor floor of 137 West 13th Street, 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.

    The large eat-in kitchen overlooks the garden. The chef’s kitchen features Spectrum cabinetry in ebonized walnut 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.

    GARDEN FLOOR

    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. And is complete with its own powder room boasting Shinnoki wood panels and a Nero Marquina marble vanity along with a separate guest bedroom with its own en-suite bathroom.

    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.

    CELLAR FLOOR

    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 (to be completed based upon owner preferences).

    THIRD FLOOR

    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.

    FOURTH FLOOR

    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.

    FIFTH FLOOR

    This level consists of a decadent 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 throughout, integrated sound system in all common rooms and the primary suite, 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 multiple zones on each floor.

    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.

    We wouldn’t dare say it any better ourselves!

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    • YEAR: 2021
    • TYPE: RESIDENTIAL TOWNHOUSE DEVELOPMENT
    • SIZE: 7,500 SQ. FT.
    • CONSTRUCTION BUDGET: $5MM
    • LOCATION: WEST VILLAGE

137 West 13th Street Townhouse High End Contemporary Residential Development by k—da
137 West 13th Street Townhouse High End Contemporary Residential Development by k—da
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137 West 13th Street Townhouse High End Contemporary Residential Development by k—da
137 West 13th Street Townhouse High End Contemporary Residential Development by k—da
137 West 13th Street Townhouse High End Contemporary Residential Development by k—da
137 West 13th Street Townhouse High End Contemporary Residential Development by k—da
137 West 13th Street Townhouse High End Contemporary Residential Development by k—da
137 West 13th Street Townhouse High End Contemporary Residential Development by k—da
137 West 13th Street Townhouse High End Contemporary Residential Development by k—da
137 West 13th Street Townhouse High End Contemporary Residential Development by k—da
137 West 13th Street Townhouse High End Contemporary Residential Development by k—da
137 West 13th Street Townhouse High End Contemporary Residential Development by k—da
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137 West 13th Street Townhouse High End Contemporary Residential Development by k—da
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137 West 13th Street Townhouse High End Contemporary Residential Development by k—da
137 West 13th Street Townhouse High End Contemporary Residential Development by k—da
137 West 13th Street Townhouse High End Contemporary Residential Development by k—da
137 West 13th Street Townhouse High End Contemporary Residential Development by k—da

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