331 West 20th Street
Chelsea, NYC
$9,900,000 Price
9 Bedrooms   7.5 Baths

Welcome to 331 West 20th Street, a 25-foot wide, 5-story Greek Revival townhouse with the rare and coveted amenity of a rear carriage house. Located in the heart of Chelsea, this home is currently configured with two large duplexes, each with 4 bedrooms, plus a finished garden level, and...

Welcome to 331 West 20th Street, a 25-foot wide, 5-story Greek Revival townhouse with the rare and coveted amenity of a rear carriage house. Located in the heart of Chelsea, this home is currently configured with two large duplexes, each with 4 bedrooms, plus a finished garden level, and cellar. The magical carriage house is a 2-story building and has a full bath and kitchenette and can be reached through a private 'horse walk' from the street. With approximately 6,300 sq ft of interior space and 1,240 sq ft of exterior garden and roof terrace, this property is so big that our floorplan expert ran out of lead drawing up the plans.


Up the stoop and through the main door, the Lower Duplex spans the Parlor and 3rd floors. The Parlor floor has a graciously sized living room with 9' 6" ceilings, a wood-burning fireplace and tall windows looking south onto historic West 20th Street. There is a full kitchen between the living room and the formal dining room, making entertaining on one floor seamless and inviting.

On this floor there is a powder room, an enclosed washer/dryer closet and excellent storage and pantry space. A back door leads you to the lovely garden and carriage house that could be the setting for a Jane Austen novel.

The original interior staircase leads you to the 3rd Floor, with 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths. The primary bedroom is located at the front and has a dressing room that leads to the large, en-suite bathroom. The remaining 3 bedrooms share another full bathroom. Throughout the lower duplex many original details remain, including parquet wooden inlaid floors, wide-plank pine flooring and classic moldings.

You will say "wow" when you enter the expansive top floor of the Upper Duplex, with its wood burning fireplace and very wide 19th century floorboards. This top floor provides for loft-like living and dining spread over the full length of the floor. With windows flanking the north and south walls and three skylights flooding the space with light from above, there is an abundance of sunshine throughout the day. The kitchen is tucked away at the rear with a large window overlooking the garden. The north windows open to an unobstructed view of Hudson Yards. The south windows showcase the sky all the way to 15th street. The top floor enjoys direct access to a private roof deck with endless views.

The Upper Duplex consists of 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms plus a laundry room. Two of the four bedrooms are of a significant size with en-suite bathrooms that lend a feeling of two primary bedrooms on this floor. One of these has a wood burning fireplace.

The Garden Floor can be accessed either from the Lower Duplex or via a separate entrance under the front stoop. This spacious living/dining room has south-facing windows and a wood-burning fireplace. A sizeable pass-through kitchen leads to a large bedroom with a full bathroom, washer & dryer closet and direct access to a patio and the garden. There are oak hardwood floors throughout and excellent storage with many closets lining several walls.

From the outside of 331 West 20th Street, you will note that the stoop and main entrance to the townhouse is slightly off-skew. This accommodates a mysterious door to the right of the stoop. This former horse walk is a passageway leading to the garden and the 25' wide carriage house. According to the 1970 Chelsea Historic District Designation Report, "This is the only Greek Revival house in the Historic District which retains a passage to a rear building." The symmetry and simplicity of this 'rear building' cannot be overstated. It stands two floors tall and has five windows, two on each side and one above the center door. All of them overlook the garden. The 1st floor has a full bath and a kitchenette. A spiral staircase brings you up to an open 2nd floor which is currently being used as office space.

Built in 1846, 331 West 20th Street is located on a tree-lined, townhouse block between 8th & 9th Avenues, in the vibrant Chelsea neighborhood. Many wonderful shops and restaurants are just around the corner. Major attractions like The Highline, The Whitney, Chelsea's Gallery District and Chelsea Piers are all nearby. Convenient transportation is provided by various subway lines.
Please contact the listing agent for a private showing. Kindly allow 48 hour's notice.

Floorplan for 331 West 20th Street

Floorplan for 331 West 20th Street

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Listing Details

Chelsea, NYC
Type: Townhouse
Price: $9,900,000
Re Tax: $5,291
Web ID: 22860822

Info & Amenities

Type: 2 Family House
Rooms: 15.0
Bedrooms: 9
Full Bathrooms: 7
Half Bathrooms: 1.0
Air conditioning: Yes
Basement: Yes

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Listing Agent(s)

Brown Harris Stevens Real Estate Agent Jennifer H. Cooke
Jennifer H. Cooke
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o: 212-588-5684
c: 917-733-6346
Brown Harris Stevens Real Estate Agent John Daniel Tamasi
John Daniel Tamasi
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o: 212-588-5653
c: 917-885-1136

Get to Know Chelsea

Chelsea is a vibrant and trendy neighborhood located on the west side of Manhattan in New York City. It stretches roughly from 14th Street to 30th Street and is bordered by the Hudson River to the west and Sixth Avenue to the east. Chelsea is known for its artistic and creative community, with numerous art galleries, theaters, and lively nightlife options. It offers a mix of historic architecture and modern developments, making it a popular destination for residents and visitors alike.

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