$9.75M Manhattan Penthouse with Out of Place Rooftop Cottage

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Sophia Chen

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Sophia Chen

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A unique Cape Cod-style cottage perched atop an East Village building in Manhattan is now on the market, packaged with a luxurious penthouse for $9.75 million.

This six-story building’s rooftop hosts the quaint cedar-shake cottage, captivating passersby with its charm and distinctive presence against the city skyline.

Henry Merwin Shrady, a late sculptor, acquired the once-neglected site in 1980, transforming it and adding the now-iconic rooftop cottage.

It boasts a spacious bedroom with 12-foot-high ceilings, bay windows, and a glass brick wall that floods the space with natural light, offering panoramic views of the city.

Beneath the cottage, the duplex exudes the charm of an English country home, setting a rare aesthetic tone for New York City living.

The four-bedroom space features a gas-burning limestone fireplace, an open kitchen, and a living room adorned with large parquet tiles reclaimed from a London theater, all beneath impressive double-height ceilings.

Step into this hidden gem in the East Village, where the rooftop’s Cape Cod-style shingled cottage and terrace offer a serene escape from the city bustle.

Framed by vibrant foliage, this tranquil garden terrace is a lush haven, perfect for leisurely afternoons or intimate gatherings.

Explore the rooftop cottage, a charming, shingle-clad retreat that offers a secluded and intimate getaway amidst the city’s vibrant backdrop.

Savor al fresco dining on this charming brick terrace, complete with a quaint table and surrounded by a lush display of greenery and an apple tree.

Host memorable gatherings on the rooftop garden, under the string lights and blue skies, with ample space for dining and enjoying the urban oasis.

Step through the classic green door at 72 East,1st Street, and enter a world where the quaint charm of an English country house meets the polished elegance of New York living.

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Bask in the warmth of the double-height living room, complete with a grand fireplace and towering bookshelves, set against the backdrop of the elegant chevron-patterned oak floor.

Light floods this spacious living area through the southern-facing windows, highlighting the intricate parquet floor and the cozy, inviting fireplace.

Ascend the grand custom-built staircase, an architectural centerpiece connecting the dynamic living spaces with understated elegance.

Dine in sophistication in this airy space where a rustic table meets modern art, illuminated by natural light and complemented by a chic fireplace.

The chef’s kitchen is a masterpiece of design and function, featuring a Lacanche range, a North Star fridge, and a spacious copper-topped island.

Overlooking the living room, the library offers a quiet sanctuary, lined with books and infused with natural light, a perfect retreat for reflection or study.

Find a moment of peace in this cozy nook, where simplicity and comfort converge, offering a serene spot to enjoy the morning light or delve into a book.

Wake up to city views in this elegant bedroom, featuring a four-poster bed and a cozy fireside sitting area, perfect for relaxation.

Indulge in the vintage charm of this bathroom, boasting gold fixtures, a classic clawfoot tub, and a herringbone-patterned wooden floor for a luxurious soak.

Lounge in style in this sunlit room, where a plush velvet sectional invites you to unwind, surrounded by chic art and a view of the city.

Rest in this serene bedroom, where the soft hues and the marble fireplace create a calming ambiance, accented by the city’s skyline through traditional windows.

Step into this whimsical bathroom, where vibrant turquoise tiles and a playful underwater scene add a splash of fun to your daily routine.

Embrace the tranquility of this bright and airy bedroom in the rooftop cottage, where comfort meets chic simplicity, framed by unique window designs.

Compass Listing

Realtors: Nick Gavin and Allie Fraza of Compass

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