Built in 1839 in classical Georgian style, Villa Ophelia is a world-class single-family town home nestled steps from the iconic and vibrant Washington Square Park. In conjunction with the award-winning architectural team, this 22.5 foot wide house went through a painstaking three year restoration by developer William Rainero, transforming the nearly 175 year old home into a state-of-the-art Greenwich Village masterpiece. Formerly owned by the famed American composer and conductor John Philip Sousa, this home spans seven generous floors, connected by both a glass staircase and custom elevator. Entering the house on the South side of Washington Place, you are immediately taken back by both the volume of space and grandeur of the two-story living room overlooked by the multi-function mezzanine level. Directly off the main-level living room is a private outdoor oasis which includes teak cabana, al fresco dining area, and Viking kitchen all sunlit by the Southern exposures. The lower gallery of this home runs the entire length of the property and highlights the original details of the century old foundation. The second gourmet kitchen, designed by restauranteur Silvano Marchetto, is also located on this floor, and is followed by a wine tasting lounge, and media room. As one travels up into the private quarters, you will find multiple bedroom suites with spa-like bathrooms including steam showers and Toto finishings throughout. The master-suite another level up, spans the entire floor, and has been beautifully appointed with multiple bathrooms, modern fireplace, terrace overlooking the garden below, and an enormous separate dressing room. The next floor showcases an office or additional bedroom area as well home-spa and the third outdoor area, offering a discreet zen sanctuary. A sprawling rooftop with stunning views of both Washington Square Park and the Freedom Tower tops off this incredible building. Crestron home automation and lighting as well as world-class surround sound throughout.
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