205 E 16TH Street Unit: 2A, New York, NY 10003
No detail has been overlooked in the creation of this massive one bedroom, two bathroom home at the Abbey in historic Gramercy Park.
Built in 1888 as the Parish House of the St. George Church, The Abbey has earned a place in history as a New York City Landmark. Just outside your door, you'll find peaceful and quiet East 16th Street and Stuyvesant Square Park, and plenty of intriguing architecture.
Back inside, a masterful renovation with clean lines and modern conveniences, such as central air conditioning and in-unit washer dryer, enjoys a playful juxtaposition with original stained-glass windows and The Abbey's history. The expansive chef's kitchen features top of the line Miele appliances, custom cabinetry, and under counter washer/dryer and quartz countertops. The central island is perfect for entertaining with an induction cooktop, downdraft vent, and seating for four. A dining area for eight is opposite for those more intimate or formal occasions. Incredible natural light wraps around the gracious living room with spectacular original stained-glass windows offering views of St. George Church and Stuyvesant Square Park to the East and plenty of sun throughout the day from the South. The primary suite, large enough to be split into two bedrooms, is tucked away on the opposite side of the home for maximum privacy. The suite boasts multiple closets and an ensuite bathroom outfitted with radiant floor heating, Bella Carrara marble floors and a custom vanity with inset lighting and hidden Bluetooth speakers. This boutique, prewar, full-service condominium consists of only 31 residences.
The 1888 Romanesque Revival-style building was constructed by esteemed architect Leopold Eidlitz and while the historical character and integrity of the building has been maintained throughout the years, residents enjoy modern conveniences and services thanks to The Abbey's 24/7 attended lobby, porter and live-in super. The Abbey is situated on a quiet, tree-lined block with no through traffic in the charming Stuyvesant Square Historic District across the street from the notable Friends Seminary and Meeting House and is near both Gramercy Park and Union Square, providing access to top-rated dining, shopping, and entertainment options, not to mention Stuyvesant Square Park. In 1836, Peter Gerard Stuyvesant and his wife Helen Rutherfurd reserved four acres of the family farm and sold it for five dollars to the City of New York to create the park we know today. Stuyvesant Square Park is a historic urban greenspace featuring mature trees, flowing plants, walking paths, statues, a central fountain, and a cast iron fence dating back to 1847. This is truly a one-of-a-kind home in one of New York's most historic buildings and neighborhoods.