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27 Vandam Street - $13,500,000

Superb Renovated 20' Wide Single-Family

27 Vandam Street is an exceptional 20-foot wide, single-family townhome that has been meticulously renovated to combine an abundance of stunning restored original detail with the finest modern appointments. This outstanding residence affords approximately 5,100 square feet of generous interior living space, plus an additional approximate 1,600 square feet of private outdoor space in the lush planted garden and two terraces.

Brilliant light is received throughout the home, captured by a total of seven skylights, grand double-hung insulated windows, and a sleek two-story glass wall scaling the rear facade.

All five bedrooms, four full bathrooms and two half-baths are impeccably renovated to the highest level, with finishes including programmable Lutron lighting, and Dornbracht fixtures. Advanced home systems include a seven-zone Mitsubishi HVAC heating/cooling system, radiant hydronic in-floor heating, total smart home automation, a noise cancellation and vibration dampening system between floors, a security system with an intercom, and a Tensui whole-house water filtration system.

Stunning details include reclaimed wide-plank chestnut hardwood floors, custom butternut millwork, exposed wooden beams along the ceilings, six wood-burning fireplaces, and a newly re-crafted steel staircase with the restored original handrail.

27 Vandam Street is located in the sought-after Charlton-King-Vandam Historic District of the West Village/Soho. This splendid home lies in close proximity to the vibrant shopping, dining and entertainment of the West Village, Soho and Tribeca.



The basement level features an expansive studio/recreation room with three large skylights, which receive abundant natural light from the above garden. This flexible room is ideal for an array of functions, including a home gym, yoga room, recreation area, playroom, or private art gallery. Separate spacious storage and mechanical rooms complete this level.

First Floor (Garden Floor)

The delightful Garden Floor affords exceptional living space with its comfortable media room, spacious library/breakfast room, powder room, laundry room, and separate guests' suite. Wonderful for both living and entertaining, the media room features a wet bar and wood-burning fireplace. The adjacent library/breakfast room is lined with custom shelving and a built-in desk. Lying directly beneath the kitchen and adjacent to the private garden with an alfresco kitchen, this room perfectly affords the flexibility for informal dining.

A floor-to-celling glass wall in the library/breakfast room provides beautiful views of the serene, lushly-planted garden by Mingo Design. Exceptional features of this private oasis include a pond, paved seating area, plus a teak and stainless steel alfresco "summer kitchen," complete with a grill, refrigerator and sink. A set of stairs in the garden leads to the terrace on the Parlor Floor above.

A separate guests' suite on the Garden Floor features its own wood-burning fireplace, en suite bath, and makes use of a private second entrance underneath the stoop. The second entrance also leads to a mud room and spacious entry hall, which affords ample storage and a functional built-in wooden bench.

Parlor Floor

Ascend the grand front stoop and into the stunning Parlor Floor, with grand rooms for impressive entertaining, and gracious ceilings reaching approximately 11 feet high. The entry vestibule and hall lead to the magnificent living room, with sunny South views onto tree-lined Vandam Street. This well-proportioned living space is graced with a handsome wood-burning fireplace. Elegant double doors open to the spacious formal dining room, complete with a wet bar and its own wood-burning fireplace.

Adjacent to the dining room lies the outstanding chef's kitchen, which is replete with stunning Calacatta Regina white marble countertops, three sizable pantry closets, professional-grade appliances by Sub-Zero, Miele and Wolf, plus custom-built wood and steel cabinetry. A massive center island affords a sink and dining space. The impressive kitchen overlooks the adjacent terrace, private garden and surrounding townhouse gardens. Brilliant natural light is received through the large rear glass wall, which scales this level and the Garden Floor below.

Third Floor

The Third Floor is dedicated to the home's private full-floor master suite, which features a gracious master bedroom with a luxurious en-suite master bath and large walk-in closet. The regal master bedroom boasts grand proportions, a beautiful wood-burning fireplace, and an adjacent stone terrace.

This large planted terrace is the perfect private retreat, complete with a spacious sun deck and custom Ofuro Japanese soaking tub.

The well-appointed Calacatta Venato master bath includes a free-standing Waterworks soaking tub, separate oversized steam shower, double sink, and marble Victorian wood-burning fireplace. A separate South-facing sitting room on this level affords the flexibility for use as a private study, dressing room, or additional bedroom. An elegant powder room and three large closets, one of which contains the home's second set of washer/dryers, lie between this sitting room and the master bedroom.

Fourth Floor

The Fourth Floor is comprised of two gracious bedrooms, each with its own renovated en-suite bathroom, skylight, custom shelving, and grand windows which allow for abundant light. Gorgeous restored original details abound in each bedroom, including exposed brick, wood beams, and a stunning restored mantel in the South bedroom.


Built in 1823, 27 Vandam Street is one of a few rare properties located in the coveted Charlton-King-Vandam Historic District. The area encompassing the district was originally an estate, home to the renowned "Richmond Hill" mansion. The estate notably served as George Washington's headquarters during the American Revolution, as well as home to John Adams during his Vice Presidency, Aaron Burr, and John Jacob Astor.

In the mid-1820s, John Jacob Astor sold the lots on Vandam Street to local builders. Today, the row of four houses which were built on the North side of Vandam Street are in rare harmony, and remain virtually unbroken, 27 Vandam Street being one of them.

Famed choreographer Paul Taylor was one of the home's more recent owners, he divided the property into four separate units. The townhouse was restored to its single-family glory and intelligently redesigned by its current owners, who commissioned Erica Goetz of Matthew Baird Architects, to transform the home into an extraordinary architectural tribute to both the past and the present.

David E. Kornmeier
David E. Kornmeier
212-588-5642   c: 917-494-4302

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Last updated: 12/11/2017
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Property Information

Rooms: 11.0
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 6.0
Outdoor space: Garden
Woodburning fireplaces: 7

Building Information

Air conditioning: Central Air
Delivered Vacant: Yes
Basement: Yes