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Architectually Stunning Townhouse Formerly a Synagogue!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Gorgeous 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Library, Sun Room, 3 Terraces, Outdoor Hot Tu

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 soaring 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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Amenities

Alphabet City Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Oversized Bath Shower
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , xtra large steam room w three shower heads and two vanities
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • MASTER - 1 king , working fireplace & private entrance to terrace/hot tub
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , shares ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , share ensuite bathroom w bedroom 2
    Top Floor Media Room - 1 queen , Media room converts to bedroom w optional clothing rack
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
And finally with respect to restaurants in the 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Architectually Stunning Townhouse Formerly a Synagogue!
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5

Fantastic home in the city

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved this house. It is a truly stunning residence, and absolutely perfect for our weekend in the city. In a great location, close to restaurants and plenty to do. The house is fantastic. Wonderfully comfortable with plenty of space, and great architecture and design. Can't wait to head back, and cannot recommend it enough!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Absolute Gem

  • 5 of 5

The home is gorgeous and dramatic, clean and well kept, and very user friendly. Also, the assistance provided by the owner and the on-site caretaker was perfect: prompt, thorough, friendly, and flexible. If you want a great home for your new york stay, this is it!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect place - Nice people

  • 5 of 5

Perfect

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

FANTASTIC STAY !

  • 5 of 5

It's the 2nd time that we're staying at the Martin's house. After spending 2 weeks in winter, we have been enjoying the house in summertime. GREAT GREAT TIME !!! The place is always so nice and easy to live. Everything is organized and controled by Martin who is a perfect host. The area getting more and more nice and I would say "up to date...". Aïda is running the house very nicely and helping a lot running well the house and making our stay confortable.

No doubt that we will come back, as soon as we can. Thank you Martin, Thank you Aïda.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Stay with Families!

  • 5 of 5

The location is good, with grocery store, cafe and restaurants nearby. It's also close to one of my favourite shopping spot in NY_ soho.

The kitchen has everything more than you can think of; Rooms are big and clean; Each floor has balconies.

But thanks again, it is a very very great place to live!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Good value in a great fun neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

Unique designer home with beautiful contemporary light fixtures and furnishings. Also, nice outdoor spaces and large kitchen. The neighborhood is fun and the home is on a quiet street. The owner and his staff were easy to communicate with and responded promptly to all questions and requests. Home was very clean, bedding was comfortable and our family had a lovely stay. It’s a good value for such a large apartment. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Owner

Martin Davis
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish, russian, italian, polish, hungarian, mandarin
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Martin Davis

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

Martin Davis purchased this townhome in 2002

Why Martin Davis chose Alphabet City

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.

What makes this townhome unique

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).

Map

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

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $5,000
Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $375

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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund