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West 20th Townhouse II

marker_slateChelsea, Manhattan

  • guests6 
  • bed3
  • bathtub2

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Description

Out back Stroll through Chelsea at high noon and you'll spot a host of colourful characters trotting between its upscale boutiques and modern galleries. But in West 20th Townhouse, life lilts at a much more laid-back pace. Here there’s a wonderfully eclectic mix of Victorian architecture and wild decorative touches – from the inflatable cactus and tepee in the bunk bedroom, to the bronze, brown and blue tiles of the kitchen. The long dining table is particularly rustic, its thick wood painted mint-green and set with ten mismatched chairs. Indeed, with the walls sunshine-hued, here you’ll feel thoroughly welcomed as you set up camp. Trail blazers Originally from England, your hosts made their way to Chelsea via Sydney, Australia. They were drawn to the neighbourhood's galleries, parks, and intriguing history, and love spending balmy evenings relaxing in their garden. Back in the saddle You'll know by the hot-pink rug and rainbow-hued pillows in the living room that this is a home of a different colour. A woven table runner brightens the dining room, while a collection of bright glass vases bloom on the mantle – just opposite a humorously potted, decorative wire cactus. And while sophisticated crown mouldings and marble fireplaces surround modern art inside, out back there’s a grill and a relaxed, gingham-topped dining table. Be sure to tame the streets of Chelsea beyond your door – from its lively bars to its renowned bistros – then head home to wash off the day's dust in the gleaming marble bathroom.