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Last updated: 09/29/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Spectacular townhouse in Historic East Village that was formerly a synagogue! One of the city's last tenement Shuls, now a chic landmarked building, this former synagogue was brilliantly transformed into a magnificent home in 2005 by world-famous designers from the Ian Shrager Hotels – earning recognition in Architectural Record for its extraordinary transformation, and attracting the likes of press, politicians and entertainment figures. Yours to rent is the exquisite result of their top-of-the-line gut renovation: an immaculately-designed, 3 bedroom (possible 4), 2.5 bath fourplex that boasts 3 wonderful outdoor terraces, the finest finishes and fixtures, plus the most advanced automated central audio/visual, lighting, HVAC and integrated security systems. Other distinctive features that make this sun-drenched residence such a unique work of art are its custom-made windows that are exact replicas of when the building was a synagogue (including the Star of David!), and luxurious touches that include Brazilian hardwood cherry floors, hand-poured Brazililan glass mosaic tiles by Vidrotil, beautiful Wenge wood paneling, radiant floor heating, floor-to-ceiling steel cased windows and doors (the list goes on).

Entertaining is anyone's dream in the dramatic living area with 22' cathedral ceilings, floor-to-ceiling walls of restored and repointed exposed brick (east) and Wenge wood paneling (west), and a Cantilever balcony with a built-in projector for showcasing art. The ultimate open chef's kitchen wows you with its Italian granite counters, 20' island, floor-to-ceiling custom-built Wenge cabinets, Thermadore double ovens and separate cook top with grill, Sub-Zero main refrigerator plus 2 extra fridges in the island, Bosch dishwasher and separate Fisher Paykel double-drawer dishwasher, built-in temperature/humidity-controlled wine cooler. From the elegant dining area with the original restored 19th Century backlit Star of David sits a rear dining terrace beyond a wall of glass and steel windows and doors.

On the 3rd level, relax in the gorgeous library with custom-built floor-to-ceiling Wenge wood bookshelves, an Italian marble fireplace and a wet sink/wet bar with plumbing. Two guest bedrooms with custom wall-size closets and built-in stereo speakers ensure comfort and privacy. The 4th story presents a special floor-to-ceiling glass hallway and secluded master bedroom with a custom-built working fireplace, huge walk-in closet, and opulent master bath with an oversized Jacuzzi tub, walk-in shower with steam unit, rain shower, waterfall and separate hand-held shower. Enjoy quiet time on the delightful terrace off the master with a hot tub for 8, or ascend the glass stairs to the top floor sun-drenched lounge/media room (possible 4th bedroom) and terrace that also has Ipe wood floors and planters, copper rainspouts, a custom sound system and security cameras. 3235 interior sf and 982 exterior sf. Live-in caretaker and housekeeper provided on-site in separate apartment.

Rock stars and movie stars have requested this home in the past, many movies have requested to shoot in this home. Now for the first the owners are allowing certain select clients to rent this home.

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Property Type

  • Townhome
  • On floor 2

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • And finally with respect to restaurants in the neighborhood: Note this neighborhood very casual, if someone is wearing a tie they are from another neighborhood. Mogador — french morrocan bistro, great tagines, open late and always busy MY FAVORITE. On St Marks (which is same as 8th St) on other side of Tompkins Park between A and 1st Ave Tuome — Just opened last fall. Foody place with a chef who came from 11 Madison park and got great review in NY Times. Very interesting food, just check the review: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/05/dining/restaurant-review-tuome-in-the-east-village.html GG’s — great for pizzas and more really good. On 5th St between A and B Lavagna — Mediteranian, Italian, nice on 5th between B and A and tablecloths, a rarity in the neighborhood SUPPER — on 2nd St and Ave A Italian, very fresh and great wine list and really cute place I eat there once a week. Cash Only Pylos — Greek and great on 7th St between Ave A and 1st Ave You can’t go w...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Library featured on Television shows...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Whole House Audio System...moreless

  • Television:

    Multiple TV's and Whole House Audio System...moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Smack in the middle of Bohemian East Village, just a couple of hundred meters from Tompkins Square Park ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 16 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    central air throughout...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    2 fireplaces...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    fitness equipment in 5th floor sun room...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    radiant heat...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Total of 3 dishwashers...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen includes 3 dishwashers, Sub Zero Refrigerator/Freezer, Two Additional Under Counter refrigerators, Ice Maker, Thermador Cook Top with Pot Filler and 4 burners, Double Oven and warming drawer...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    glasses and plates for up to 30 guests...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Subzero Refrigerator Freezer, and two additional under counter Sub Zero Refrigerators...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

Building Type

  • Building

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall Prime
Sep 5 - Oct 31, 2016
4 night min stay
$2,900
$20,000 $50,000
Christmas New Years
Dec 18 - Jan 2, 2017
7 night min stay
$2,500
Spring 2017
Mar 1 - Jun 30, 2017
4 night min stay
$2,950
$17,500 $45,000
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$2,500
$15,000 $45,000

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $150 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $5,000
  • Cleaning Fee $250
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

No cancellations and Guest must execute Lease and Lease Addendum. Any violations of Lease or Lease Addendum during a visit will result in automatic cancellation of booking and forfeiture of all monies paid. On long term rentals of one month or more, Guest will be responsible for reimbursing Owner for all utilities, including but not limited to, gas, electric, water and sewer, cable tv, telephone


Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Last updated: 09/29/2016
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Location

Car: Not Necessary

1/2 block from Thompson Square Park! And a short walk to the East River Promenade and all of the restaurants and shopping in the Bohemian East Village

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: Founder/Funder splitting my time between the two greatest places -- the East Village of New York and Aspen CO.

Why the Owner Chose Alphabet City, New York, NY, USA:
Featured in HGTV, New York Post, Wall Street Journal Mansion Report and many other publications. Home to stars of the cinema and music world. Live the dream .Now available for short term rental.

The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
Spectacular townhouse in Historic East Village that was formerly a synagogue! One of the city's last tenement Shuls, now a chic landmarked building, this former synagogue was brilliantly transformed into a magnificent home in 2005 by world-famous designers from the Ian Shrager Hotels – earning recognition in Architectural Record for its extraordinary transformation, and attracting the likes of press, politicians and entertainment figures. Yours to rent is the exquisite result of their top-of-the-line gut renovation: an immaculately-designed, 3 bedroom (possible 4), 2.5 bath fourplex that boasts 3 wonderful outdoor terraces, the finest finishes and fixtures, plus the most advanced automated central audio/visual, lighting, HVAC and integrated security systems. Other distinctive features that make this sun-drenched residence such a unique work of art are its custom-made windows that are exact replicas of when the building was a synagogue (including the Star of David!), and luxurious touches that include Brazilian hardwood cherry floors, hand-poured Brazililan glass mosaic tiles by Vidrotil, beautiful Wenge wood paneling, radiant floor heating, floor-to-ceiling steel cased windows and doors (the list goes on).


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish, russian, italian, polish, hungarian, mandarin
 

Photos

  • Spectacular former Synagogue

    Spectacular former Synagogue

  • View of living room from Library

    View of living room from Library

  • stunning open entertaining space

    stunning open entertaining space

  • Open Stairs to Library w glass railing and uplights

    Open Stairs to Library w glass railing and uplights

  • classic dinning area  can be expanded to seat up to 25 people

    classic dinning area can be expanded to seat up to 25 people

  • Gourmet Kitchen and Island  3 Refrigertors, 3 dishwashers, ice maker & more

    Gourmet Kitchen and Island 3 Refrigertors, 3 dishwashers, ice maker & more

  • Library balcony

    Library balcony

  • Steam Shower in Master Bath

    Steam Shower in Master Bath

  • Penthouse Sun and Media Room

    Penthouse Sun and Media Room

  • Gorgeous 5th Floor Terrace w herbs and roses galore

    Gorgeous 5th Floor Terrace w herbs and roses galore

  • lush dinning terrace and garden provides privacay

    lush dinning terrace and garden provides privacay

  • As featured in TIME OUT NEW YORK March 2015

    As featured in TIME OUT NEW YORK March 2015

  • Corner view of living room

    Corner view of living room

  • Dramatic 22 ft floor to ceiling originally restored windows

    Dramatic 22 ft floor to ceiling originally restored windows

  • dinning room with chairs hand painted oil cloth by artisit Draga Obradovic

    dinning room with chairs hand painted oil cloth by artisit Draga Obradovic

  • gourmet chef's kitchen with in island sink and sub zero refrigerators ice maker

    gourmet chef's kitchen with in island sink and sub zero refrigerators ice maker

  • Library featured on CURRENT TV and fireplace

    Library featured on CURRENT TV and fireplace

  • Library and wenge walls

    Library and wenge walls

  • Roof Top Hot Tub is always fun year round

    Roof Top Hot Tub is always fun year round

  • .Penthouse level media/sun room opening to terrace

    .Penthouse level media/sun room opening to terrace

  • Hot Tub at dusk

    Hot Tub at dusk

  • Floor Plan

    Floor Plan

  • Historic E Village SHUL converted to one of the most amazing spaces in New York

    Historic E Village SHUL converted to one of the most amazing spaces in New York

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  • Sleeps
    8
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2.5
  • Property type
    Townhome
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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish, russian, italian, polish, hungarian, mandarin
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  • Calendar last updated 09/29/2016
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