42 West 12th Street
42 West 12th Street | New York, NY 10011
Poised in a grand row of houses on 12th Street built in 1860 in the late Italianate style , the "Brownstone" represents "the last word in elegance" according to the Landmarks Designation report. With over 8000 square feet of interior space finished in a most precise, delicate and comfortable style by Steven Harris and Enrico Bonetti, with over 2000' of enchanted outdoor spaces ravishingly planted by world-renowned landscape artist Piet Oudolf (The High Line), the house has reached new levels of refinement. An elevator can convey one from the basement to the fifth floor. 42 W 12th Street has 6 bedrooms, 7 full bathrooms, and 7 fireplaces.
Garden level: An elaborate wrought iron gate under the high stoop leads into the ground floor hallway. To the immediate right is a comfortable staff or guest apartment with full marble bath and small kitchen. Directly ahead one enters a large den, ideal for informal gatherings. There is bathroom with a shower adjacent. The den connects to a sun-filled patio with stone quarried from the Midwest, and gorgeously landscaped by Piet Oudolf. Outdoor lighting fixtures are by Lampe Gras. The generous kitchen with two extra-wide Sub-zero refrigerators, two large sinks with a Viking garbage disposal, two Miele dishwashers, 9-burner Viking stove with griddle and grill, Miele steam oven, and expansive Calacatta marble counters, making this kitchen a chef's dream. Sun surrounds the kitchen on three sides with a planted walk-way, the first of four exceptional outdoor spaces.
Parlor floor: The high stoop ascends to a formal reception area and grand main staircase, with its wide mahogany banister. The entryway is laid with a single slab of Black Kenya marble. ... more on SOTHEBYSHOMES.COM/PDES3398856