Architecturally Stunning Former Synagogue!

Entire townhouse hosted by Martin

  1. 10 guests
  2. 4 bedrooms
  3. 4 beds
  4. 2.5 baths
Featured in
Architectural Record, April 2012
Wall Street Journal Mansion Report, December 2012
Designed by
Tim Andreas
Helka Puc
Dedicated workspace
A private room with wifi that’s well-suited for working.


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This prized townhouse, formerly a synagogue, is one of the most unique homes in New York City. Filled with one-of-a-kind art and furnishings and brilliantly transformed into a magnificent home by world-famous designers -- 3/4 bedrooms, 2.5 bath fourplex that boasts an outdoor hot-tub, 3 outdoor spaces, chef's kitchen and more!. You’ll enjoy a five-star hotel-style experience, complete kitchenware, premium towels and linens including crisp high-thread count sheets, upscale bath products and more

The space
Be prepared to have your most extraordinary New York experience in this magnificent, architecturally-distinctive townhouse in the Historic East Village! What once was one of the city's last tenement Shuls is now an impeccably-redesigned landmarked building, artfully transformed in 2005 by world-famous designers from the Ian Shrager Hotels. Featured in Architectural Record and other press, and enjoyed by the likes of entertainment figures, athletes, rock stars, executives and politicians, this absolutely exquisite 3/4 bedroom, 2.5 bath fourplex is a rare and coveted gem.

Elegance, top to bottom. Everything you desire for your luxury stay awaits, from 3 wonderful outdoor terraces including a landscaped rooftop deck, a hot tub, steam room and wine storage to the most advanced automated central audio/visual, lighting, HVAC and integrated security systems. This work-of-art residence is bathed in natural light and beautified by so many special high-end touches such as Brazilian hardwood cherry floors, hand-poured Brazilian glass mosaic tiles by Vidrotil, rich Wenge wood paneling, radiant floor heating, floor-to-ceiling steel cased windows and doors, the list goes on. One of the especially unique features are the custom-made windows that are exact replicas from when the building was a synagogue (including the Star of David!)

Seamless entertaining. The living/entertaining space is a dream, distinguished by 22' cathedral ceilings, floor-to-ceiling walls of restored and repointed exposed brick (east) and Wenge wood paneling (west), and a Cantilever balcony with a built-in projector for showcasing art. The awe-inspiring open chef's kitchen off the living area is adorned with floor-to-ceiling custom-built Wenge cabinets, Italian granite counters, 20' island, Thermador double ovens and separate cook top with grill, Sub-Zero main refrigerator plus 2 extra fridges in the island, Bosch dishwasher and separate Fisher Paykel double-drawer dishwasher, built-in temperature/humidity-controlled wine cooler. Off the elegant dining area with the original restored 19th Century backlit Star of David sits a rear dining terrace beyond a wall of glass and steel windows and doors.

A relaxing retreat. Located on the 3rd level is a gorgeous library with custom-built floor-to-ceiling Wenge wood bookshelves, an Italian marble fireplace and a wet sink/wet bar with plumbing, along with 2 comfortable guest bedrooms with custom wall-size closets. The sliding doors separating the bedrooms can be opened to create one large guest suite. Perched on the 4th story is a lovely floor-to-ceiling glass hallway, and secluded master bedroom with a custom working fireplace, huge walk-in closet, and opulent en-suite bath with an oversized Jacuzzi tub, walk-in shower with steam unit, rain shower, waterfall and separate hand-held shower. The private Zen master terrace offers a hot tub for 8. Glass stairs lead to the sun-drenched top-floor lounge/media room (or 4th BR), and terrace with Ipe wood floors and planters, copper rainspouts, a custom sound system and security cameras. 3235 interior sf and 982 exterior sf.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

What this place offers

City skyline view
Garden view
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Private hot tub
70" HDTV with Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, HBO Max
Free washer – In unit
Security cameras on property

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Where you’ll be

New York, United States

This extraordinary property is in the heart of the Bohemian EAST VILLAGE, home of artists and musicians and literary luminaries. Now the heart of "foodie New York" with an abundance of neighborhood restaurants, bars and night clubs

And finally with respect to restaurants in the neighborhood:

Note this neighborhood very casual, if someone is wearing a tie they are from another neighborhood.

Mogador — french morrocan bistro, great tagines, open late and always busy MY FAVORITE. On St Marks (which is same as 8th St) on other side of Tompkins Park between A and 1st Ave

Tuome — Just opened last fall. Foody place with a chef who came from 11 Madison park and got great review in NY Times. Very interesting food, just check the review: (website hidden)

GG’s — great for pizzas and more really good. On 5th St between A and B

Lavagna — Mediteranian, Italian, nice on 5th between B and A and tablecloths, a rarity in the neighborhood

SUPPER — on 2nd St and Ave A Italian, very fresh and great wine list and really cute place I eat there once a week. Cash Only

Pylos — Greek and great on 7th St between Ave A and 1st Ave

You can’t go wrong with any of these…

Also for coffee — 9th St Espresso on 9th and C, and for sandwiches and cheese there is Barnyard Cheese Shop on Ave C between 9th and 10th West Side, and for D’Avignon baguettes there is a place called ABC Beer Company on east side of Ave C between 6th and 7th. They also have great Australian sheep cheese

Great market nearby is UNION MARKET on Ave A and Houston (like a mini whole foods), nice produce, great assortment of breads and good butcher.

Regular grocery store 100 meters from my door on the corner of 8th and C but produce is not so good there.

Farmers Markets — Sunday in Tomkins, and Monday Wednesday Friday and Saturday in Union Square NORTH.

And then this in the TIMES today about the East Village: (website hidden)

Hosted by Martin

  1. Joined in January 2013
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I split my time between New York City and Aspen, Colorado So when I'm not in one, others are welcome to stay at one of my homes.

Both places are great fun, great neighbors and great local feeling.


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During your stay

We will be delighted to share with you all of our secret spots in our wonderful neighborhood!
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
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Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Climbing or play structure
Carbon monoxide alarm

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