A soap star’s 19th-century Gramercy townhouse is on the market with a sudsy asking price of $16.995 million.
Built in the mid-1800s, the four-story, Anglo-Italianate style townhouse at 243 East 17th Street faces Stuyvesant Square Park. The seller is Noelle Beck, who bought the property with her husband Eric Petterson for $1.6 million in 1997, the New York Daily News reported. Beck is known for her roles as Lily Walsh Snyder on “As the World Turns” and Trisha Alden on ABC’s “Loving.”
But back to the townhouse: The 28-foot-wide property boasts a three-bay facade with full-length arched windows and cast-iron balconies. The interiors have an elevator, six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, hardwood floors, ceiling heights beyond 15 feet in some rooms, original moldings, five fireplaces (including a wood-burning one on the garden level), custom swirly staircase, arched doorways and skylight. In addition, Art Deco chandeliers are sprinkled across every floor.
The kitchen is decked out with a Viking gas stove, pine cabinets, Sub-Zero refrigerator and limestone countertops, while there’s room in the basement for a wine cellar and a home office with separate street exit. Finally, the townhouse comes with a front garden and rear patio and garden surrounded by ivy-clad walls.
The Corcoran Group has the listing.