25-Foot Wide Gold Coast Single Family Home with 2 Car Garage
11 West 12th Street is a 25-foot wide, single-family townhouse that has been painstakingly renovated by Paris Forino to the highest caliber of workmanship and unparalleled quality. This handsome home boasts approximately 9,652 square feet of interior living space and 2,412 square feet of outdoor space with 5-7 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms, 2 half baths, two roof terraces, and a private 33-foot deep garden. Notable features include a two-car garage and a commercial grade elevator serving all 7 levels from the cellar to the roof terrace. This late Greek Revival style home is conveniently located near boutique shopping, entertainment, Union Square Park, and fine dining.
The full height basement is home to a private gym complete with a sauna and full bathroom teeming with Dolomite stone and a Dornbracht designed shower. A two tier movie theatre with surround sound and a full laundry room equipped with two sets of LG washers and dryers complement this floor with additional storage.
A gracious foyer welcomes you into this home with exquisite herringbone floor, wood paneling, and a coat closet. Adjacent to the foyer is the entrance to a highly coveted 2 car garage with copious storage space. Down the hall, past a unique, architecturally designed, staircase with custom iron work railings, leads into the eat-in chef's kitchen welcomed by verdant views of the private garden courtyard. Bedecked in limestone and Statuary Lincoln checkerboard style marble floors and outfitted with high-end appliances including two Miele dishwashers, a Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer, wine fridge, and a vented Viking range. The custom built wood-paneled room features abundant storage space, stone countertops, and a large center island. Across the kitchen is a built-in banquette, the quintessential spot to relax and enjoy the expansive 33-foot deep garden views. Ideal for entertaining, or for casual al-fresco dining, this garden has a built-in BBQ and refrigerator, complete with electricity, sound, and water.
Ascend the stairs to the grand entertaining floor featuring the most graciously scaled rooms and soaring ceiling heights found in a home. The South-facing formal dining room beams with natural sunlight throughout with three sets of glass french doors, each appointed with a Juliet balcony, showcasing cast iron balustrades and treelined views. A service kitchen teeming with Calacatta marble counters and floors, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, and a vented professional grade 6 burner Viking stove is the perfect accompaniment to any dinner party or event. The North side of the home is comprised of the expansive Great Room with soaring 22.5-foot ceilings and wall of glass. French doors open onto a cast balcony with views overlooking the garden. This floor features a gas fireplace with a Palissandro light blue stone mantel and a concealed wet bar. A powder room completes this floor.
The entertaining space continues onto this floor. A media room, that can be easily converted into another bedroom, is entered through pocket doors, and is graced with Southern exposure from 3 oversized windows. The en-suite bath is bedecked with Blue de Savoie and Dolomite stone. A wood crafted paneled library perched above and overlooking the Great Room is the ideal sanctuary for relaxation or to enjoy a glass of wine. This room features a wet bar with a St. Laurent marble countertop, ample shelving, and a walk-in, temperature controlled, wine cellar that has a capacity to hold up to 800 bottles.
The 22-foot wide master bedroom beams with Southern exposure with sun spilling through three oversized windows and treetop views. A gas fireplace is a focal point with a limestone mantel. 2 gracious dressing rooms spanning 27-feet deep connects the bedroom to the master bathroom. An epitome for true luxury, the en-suite bathroom is adorned with Dolomite marble wall trims, custom Cipollino Apuano Italian marble sinks, and vintage glass sconces. One of its notable features include the Waterworks vintage European style freestanding tub with a burnished cast iron exterior centered in front of a Juliette balcony. The room is complemented with an 11-fixture Dornbracht designed bath exuding elegance and promotes relaxation. Adjacent to the master bathroom a master sitting room or home office with an en-suite bathroom. This can easily be converted into a bedroom, if preferred.
The fourth floor of this house is comprised of three bedrooms: two in the front and one in the rear. There are two additional bathrooms on this level as well as a 25-foot wide terrace fully equipped with electricity, sound, and water.
The 25-foot wide by 27-foot deep roof terrace enjoys Southern exposure with South-facing city views.
Nestled snugly behind the Forbes Building at 5th Avenue and West 12th Street is No. 11 West 12th Street. Built in 1847 as wealthy New Yorkers began constructing wide brownstone mansions along lower 5th Avenue above Washington Square.
In the early 1960s, after the Macmillan building became the Forbes building, Malcolm S. Forbes bought the house from the Macmillan family. Throughout both the Macmillan and Forbes periods it was the scene of dazzling entertainment, attended by names like David Niven, Elizabeth Taylor, Margaret Thatcher, the Reagans and Richard Nixon. A hidden treasure, the house at No. 11 West 12th Street with its rich history has been meticulously renovated and remastered.