West 21st Street | Private Collection

Chelsea, Manhattan


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Situated on West Chelsea's most beautiful landmarked block, this stunningly renovated, grand Italianate townhouse is the perfect blend of old-world charm and modern elegance. Built in 1854 and expanded in 1930, the scale of this 25' wide house is unrivaled. It features one of the largest in-ground gardens in the city, in addition to a front garden and terrace, nine fireplaces, original moldings, an expansive contemporary great room, and five skylights.

After passing through a grand old-world entryway, you are transported into the house's modern, loft-like addition with double-height ceilings that crest at over 20 feet. Over 400 square feet of skylights flood the living and dining area with light. The custom Boffi kitchen opens directly onto the garden via huge glass double doors, making this an ideal indoor/outdoor entertaining space.

The sunny rear garden is one of the largest you will ever find in a townhouse. It is fully landscaped, very private, and unusual in that it opens directly into the main living space.

The first floor also features a king bedroom with a full en-suite bathroom. And above the kitchen is another twin bedroom and full bath.

Descending from the first floor, you reach the basement. Its floor was excavated down several feet to allow for high ceilings and window wells for natural light as part of an exhaustive three-year renovation. The basement now contains a screening room, storage room, and guest bathroom.

The parlor level features a stunning bedroom with a 14' plaster ceiling, a lovely mosaic bathroom, and a library. The third floor features the master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, an additional bedroom and bathroom, and a work space that opens onto a landscaped terrace.

This part of Chelsea is buzzing – you’ll find shops, cafés and restaurants aplenty nearby. You’re also within walking distance of some of this arty area’s many galleries, and only a few minutes' stroll away from the subway at 18th Street.


Appoximate location



Babies welcome
Children welcome
Pets welcome
Toddlers welcome


6-7 people
4 bedrooms
2 King size beds2 Single beds
Bed size chart

Bathroom facilities

5 bathrooms




Gas hob
Iron and ironing board
Music player
Satellite or cable
Washing machine
Built-in fans
Coffee machine
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Home truths

This home is currently on the market for sale. The host may ask you to accommodate a viewing while in stay, but we will limit the frequency and disruption of your stay as much as possible.


Cancellation. Provided you book more than 7 days before the start of your stay, you can cancel your booking within 24 hours and we’ll provide a full refund. Our flexible rate offers more flexibility for those who need it. Read our cancellation policy here. Please note bookings for Hamptons and French Riviera have a separate cancellation policy.

Check-in and check-out. We’ll meet you at the home at your convenience any time after 4PM on your arrival date, and our standard check-out time is 11AM. Early check-in and late check-out can be arranged in advance, subject to availability and a charge.

Lead guest. The lead guest must be at least 25 years of age.

I.D. check and card authorisation. When you arrive we’ll check the lead guest’s I.D. and secure a £1,000 hold on a credit or debit card which will be released once we confirm no damage was caused during your stay.

Smoking. Guests are not permitted to smoke inside any onefinestay home.

Cleaning. We carefully clean and prepare each home before you arrive and after you depart, and for stays longer than seven days we provide a complimentary weekly Housekeeping service. More frequent Housekeeping visits can be arranged on request, subject to availability and a charge.

Payment. We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express, and bank transfers for stays with at least 7 days’ notice.

For more detail on our policies read the FAQ.

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