331 West 20th Street

New York City NY, 10011


$1,559.06 per sqft


9 Beds

8 Baths

6,350 sqft


Built in 1846

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 as a 5 bedroom triplex and a 4 bedroom duplex plus a 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 Triplex spans the Garden, 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 triplex many original details remain, including parquet wooden inlaid floors, wide-plank pine flooring and classic moldings.

The Garden Floor can be accessed either from the Parlor Floor 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.

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.

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.



March 4, 2024


July 13, 2024



331 West 20th Street
New York City NY, 10011

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Listed by Jennifer Cooke with Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales LLC
Listing Contact: (212) 588-5684 

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