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This East Village penthouse comes with a ‘Cape Cod’ rooftop cottage

Cape Cod quaintness comes to the Big Apple at this Manhattan duplex, which is crowned by a ‘magical’ rooftop cottage.

The two-floors-plus-studio duplex is located at 72 East 1 Street and has been completely renovated. Starting at the top of the penthouse, it is crowned by a shingled rooftop cottage that can be used as a separate studio from the duplex – or as a space for entertaining on the terrace.

The quaint structure is built in a ‘Cape Cod’ style, with windows on three sides and 12-ft ceilings.

Its coastal rustiness contrasts the interiors of the main home, which is set around a double-height living room with 18-ft-high ceilings. Interiors blend ‘English country manor’, farmhouse and Modern American stylings. The living room is hung with a dazzling chandelier and a gas-burning limestone fireplace, inlaid with plaited brickwork, with parquet floors salvaged from a London theatre. Textiles add layers, with rugs and sofas also adding a burst of colour to the otherwise restrained, chalky colour palette – a speciality paint finish by Mark Chamberlain.

Photography: Shannon Dupre’ / DD Reps

Adjoining is a farmhouse-style kitchen with specially milled bright-coloured flooring, a copper-topped island, and a dining area. Rooms are south-facing, and it’d be remiss not to mention the mezzanine library, which encircles the living room and has floor-to-ceiling bookcases. It offers a sunny spot with skyline views for enjoying a good book.

The duplex boasts four bedrooms, the primary of which is on the lower floor, nestled into the corner of the building. It has a grand ensuite bathroom with a soaking tub and encaustic tiles, while the bedroom has a wood-burning marble fireplace.

The East Village building was formerly part of the Minthorne Farm, a 50-acre plot sold to Philip Minthorne by the Dutch East India Company in the 18th century. The structure dates from 1868 and contains only three residential units across its five storeys. Nicholas Gavin of Compass is listing the Lower Manhattan property for $9.75m.

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Photography: Shannon Dupre’ / DD Reps
Photography: Shannon Dupre’ / DD Reps
Photography: Shannon Dupre’ / DD Reps
Photography: Shannon Dupre’ / DD Reps
Photography: Shannon Dupre’ / DD Reps
Photography: Shannon Dupre’ / DD Reps

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