West Chelsea has long been a hotbed of New York culture, full of edgy galleries, exclusive clubs and fashion-forward boutiques. Now, with attractions like the High Line and the addition of word-class restaurants, properties like this impeccably updated townhouse duplex are at the center of the action.
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In Manhattan, it’s not uncommon to live in a studio apartment where all of your possessions are constantly in view, so there’s something almost exotic about stairs. This West Chelsea duplex co-op spans the top two floors of a charming brick townhouse, creating a luxurious separation between the living area and the bedroom upstairs.
A separate floor isn’t the bedroom’s only appealing feature: It also opens onto a terrace with plenty of room for lounging and entertaining, plus a planked wood privacy wall (not that there isn’t a fabulous view — the unit looks out over Chelsea, not into the side of a neighboring building).
Although this residence is in an incredible neighborhood, it’s also designed for cozy evenings at home. The bright main-floor living space features a huge white painted-brick wood-burning fireplace plus an updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a breakfast bar. In a space this inviting, the only tough decision will be whether to cook or order in.
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