Every once in a while, a particularly amazing NYC home with rare features will come up for sale. And of course nothing’s perfect, but this 3-unit townhouse is pretty close. Not only is it beautifully and thoughtfully designed, but it also features ample outdoor space. There’s a rooftop lounge, but the star of the show is clearly the in-ground, saltwater lap pool in the backyard. “Manhattan” and “in-ground pool” don’t usually go hand-in-hand, but this house is proof that you can have your cake and eat it too. Let’s take a closer look at 308 E. 30th Street.
The Price: $7,500,000
Buying this house requires a 20% minimum down payment of $1.5M, which will result in a $39,892 monthly payment for a 30-year mortgage. This includes a mortgage payment of $35,167 and monthly taxes of $4,725.
At $7.5 million, this house is priced well above the median asking price for the Midtown East neighborhood, which stood at $950,000 this July according to the StreetEasy Data Dashboard. But that makes sense considering it’s a 3-family townhouse with the opportunity to rent out the units. And, of course, there’s the killer pool and rooftop lounge!
What’s To Love…
Shall we start with the backyard? By far the home’s pièce de résistance, the ground level of the backyard features a heated, in-ground, saltwater lap pool, bound to be the talk of the neighborhood. The adjacent patio has enough space for lounge furniture and a dining set so you can dine al fresco in the warmer months. On the top of the building, you’ll find a beautiful rooftop terrace featuring an irrigation system for the plants. It’s the perfect place to relax and unwind, with the Manhattan skyline as your backdrop. Each unit in the building has access to the terrace.
The 5,100-square-foot interior is composed of three units: a 4-bed, 3.5-bath owner’s duplex; a 2-bed, 2-bath garden apartment; and a 2-bed, 2-bath top-floor apartment, which also features a home office. All units are cooled by central air and have been designed with meticulous attention to detail.
Entering the owner’s duplex on the parlor level, you’ll find an open living room, kitchen, and dining area bathed in light from the oversized southern-facing windows that overlook the pool. This room is ultra-cozy thanks to its wood-burning fireplace, exposed brick wall, and wide-board oak flooring. The kitchen has been updated with only the best, including custom cabinetry, a Wolf range, pasta water faucet, and dishwasher. It also features both stainless steel and butcher block countertops for a sleek and modern feel.
The bedrooms throughout the entire home are spacious and bright with plenty of closet space, with many featuring the same exposed brick and oak flooring found on the parlor floor. In addition to the four bedrooms in the owner’s duplex, there’s also a media room that could be used as a home office.
And we’re not done with the outdoor space yet! The top-floor residence has its own private terrace in addition to access to the rooftop terrace. It also has a wood-burning fireplace of its own! With both rental units in such great shape and having private entrances, they offer a great rental opportunity for the new owners.
And of course, we have to talk about the location of the home: right in the heart of Kips Bay. Midtown East offers all the conveniences of Midtown with a slightly more serene feeling. And conveniences are truly everywhere here: Fairway Market, Trader Joe’s, and Target are each just one block away, and nearby eateries include Patrizia’s, Tipsy Scoop, and Penelope.
…And Not To Love
Of course, not everyone has $7.5 million to pour into a home—even with the rental income considered. If you wanted to return this home to a single-family unit, it would take a lot of work. It also seems that the basement is underutilized, but it does include laundry. And while the location is stellar, it also has its downsides: it’s just one block from the NYU Langone Hospital, which is perfect for those who work there, but perhaps noisy for neighbors (think lots of sirens).
Besides those factors, it’s hard to imagine why someone would turn this one down!