Townhouse pick of the week

This West Village townhouse will be ideal for backyard soirees come summer

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If yesterday's flurries have you dreaming of backyard barbecues and sipping your morning coffee in the garden, this classic townhouse on West 13th in the West Village will be extra fodder for your real estate fantasies. (And with a $16.75 million asking price, we do mean "fantasy.")

Right when you enter the home, you''ll find an entry vestibule flanked by antique French doors, leading into a living room with high ceilings, two woodburning fireplaces, and glass doors that lead out into the well-appointed backyard garden, which features a fountain and custom landscaping. 

On the same level, you'll also find the spacious open kitchen, with granite countertops, Wolf and Miele appliances, custom tile backsplash, and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that also lead out into the backyard:

This level also includes two additional dining areas, as well as a guest bedroom suite with powder room and bathroom (not pictured).

On your way to the upper levels, keep an eye out for vintage banisters sourced from the Plaza Hotel. The third floor features the master suite, with walk-in closets, a dressing room, a spacious master bathroom, and southern, northern, and eastern exposures letting in loads of natural light. There's also a finished outdoor deck overlooking the backyard. Farther up, the fourth floor is set up as a one-bedroom living area (complete with two woodburning fireplaces and an en-suite bathroom), though it could be expanded to include an extra bedroom.

Additionally, there's a fully finished basement with a washer and dryer, on top of high-tech touches throughout the home, including radiant-heat floors, Sonos-controlled surround sound and security, a water purification system, and "multi-zone" air conditioning. 

It's an impressive, historically-minded restoration all around, to be sure. But if you're really just in it for the backyard, we'd also understand.