Townhouse pick of the week

A SoHo cast iron classic turned townhouse

Renderings from GDSNY

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25 Mercer began its life way back in 1867, as a Gilded Age beauty at the heart of SoHo's Cast-Iron Historic District. A mixed-use building for years, the property was recently converted by GDS Development into five residences, of which this triplex townhouse is one. The cast -ron facade has been restored, while inside, homes are massive and modern; this one is distinct in that it includes a private keyed elevator and two outdoor spaces. Despite the eye-popping $16.5 million price tag, the unit may go quickly thanks to all the buzz around this brand new development, and the fact that it's represented by power brokers Fredrik Eklund and John Gomes at Douglas elliman.

Renderings of the 4,800-square-foot townhouse depict a great room and living room separated by a private courtyard into discrete areas for entertaining. More light and air flood the space thanks to east- and west-facing windows at either end of the second floor, and a central gas fireplace keeps things cozy during the winter.

There are white oak floors and lofty, 12-foot ceilings throughout, and the kitchen is accented with white stone and marble and, as you'd expect for such a posh property, top-of-the-line cabinetry, appliances, and fixtures. 

On the third floor, you'll find four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a powder room. The vast master suite and its dedicated bathroom each look about the size of your typical NYC apartment; the master bedroom comes with not one but two walk-in closets, and the marbled bath includes double sinks, a walk-in shower, soaking tub, and heated floors and towel rails. 

On the fourth floor, an additional family room and wet bar are abutted on both sides by what the listing refers to as "dueling terraces," though it's hard to imagine finding any reason for conflict if you can afford outdoor areas as decadent as these. 

The townhouse also boasts central air and a washer-and-dryer unit, and benefits from access to amenities shared by the residents of 25 Mercer's four other spaces—lofts and a penthouse—including a 24/7 virtual doorman and live-in super.


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