Townhouse pick of the week

This Chelsea townhouse has an immaculate renovation—and a TV pedigree

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Got $24.7 million to spare, and want a house that comes perfectly renovated already? Then you might want to consider this townhouse on a landmarked stretch of 21st Street in Chelsea, which is so eye-popping it was featured on a 2011 episode of Louie as the comedian's "dream house."

The 25-foot-wide red brick facade also includes a front garden and terrace, and inside, the main feature is a "great room" with double-height ceilings, a modern limestone fireplace, and a custom Boffi kitchen that opens out onto the fully landscaped backyard garden. (Interestingly, the kitchen isn't really pictured, but if you have enough money to live here, presumably you can afford a chef, or constant takeout.)

There's also a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and den on the ground level.

The basement level is well appointed for entertaining as well, featuring a spacious media room with beamed ceilings, as well as storage and a guest bathroom.

Currently, the home is set up to have a five-bedroom, 6,700-square-foot owners' triplex on the basement and lower levels, with the upper two floors configured as a three-bedroom duplex rental property, though you could renovate if you're hoping for a grand family house all to yourself.

All told, there are five skylights totaling 400 square feet throughout the home, as well as eight period marble fireplaces in addition to the modern one in the great room. For the ultra-wealthy design buff looking for a prestigious, move-in-ready property, this one's worth snapping up sooner rather than later. Oh, and please do invite us over to bask in front of that fireplace once you do?

 

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