Divine Villa Martin | Manhattan | New York

4,300 Sqft - East Village

Property Description

Lauren Berger Collection presents Villa Martin in East Village, Manhattan, New York. Be prepared to have your most extraordinary New York experience in this magnificent, luxurious 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. Formerly a synagogue, this prized 4-story townhouse is one of New York City’s most unique homes. Younger sophisticates will love this setting, but the design and layout are ageless in appeal. It’s a marvel and masterpiece – from the 22-foot cathedral ceilings, to the three terrace gardens and chef’s kitchen, you’ll find artistry in every corner. Be amongst the high-fly celebs and enjoy a five star hotel-style experience in this rare and coveted gem.

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 and built-in stereo speakers. 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 rain spouts, a custom sound system and security cameras. 3235 interior sf and 982 exterior sf. Live-in caretaker and housekeeper provided on-site in separate apartment.

  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning (central air throughout)
  • Heating (radiant heat under floors as well)
  • Linens Provided (crisp percale cotton sheets and duvets)
  • Washing Machine (LG Washer Dryer in the Master Bedroom closet)
  • Clothes Dryer (LG in Master Bedroom Closet)
  • Fireplace (Two working fireplaces -- one in the library and one in the Master bedroom)
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided (900 GSM luxury towels)
  • Fitness Room / Equipment (fitness equipment in 5th floor sun room)
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Living Room (twenty foot ceilings and soaring windows)


  • Dishwasher (Total of 3 dishwashers. -- 2 drawer Fisher Paykel and Bosch)
  • Refrigerator (Subzero Refrigerator Freezer, and two additional under counter Sub Zero Refrigerators)
  • Stove (4 burner cooktop with gas BBQ Grill and pot filler)
  • Oven (Thermador DOUBLE OVENS with additional warming drawer)
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker (And Espresso Machine and Tea Maker)
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Item (glasses and plates for up to 30 guests)
  • Dishes & Utensils (Everything you can imagine including Lagiuille flatware and Shun chef knives)
  • Kitchen (Kitchen includes 3 dishwashers, Sub Zero Refrigerator/Freezer, Two Additional Under Counter refrigerators, Ice Maker, Thermador Cook Top with Pot Filler and 4 burners, Double Oven and warming drawer)
  • Kettle


  • Television (Multiple TV's and Whole House Audio System)
  • Stereo (Whole House Audio System)
  • DVD Player
  • Books (Library featured on Television shows)
  • Music Library (Connect your IOS device to WHOLE HOUSE A/V system)


  • Lawn / Garden (roof top garden w herbs and heirloom tomatoes)
  • Balcony (Gorgeous dinning terrace)
  • Bicycles
  • Beach Towels
  • Porch / Veranda (3 terraces)
  • Deck / Patio (3 gorgeous outdoor terraces)
  • Outdoor Furniture


  • Wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome


  • Sauna (steam shower in master bath)
  • Hot Tub (rare luxury of hot tub on roof)
  • Spa Whirlpool (Jacuzzi Tub in Master Bath)

ONSITE SERVICES: (at an extra cost)

  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Housekeeper Optional
Basic Details
Property Type : Townhome
Listing Type : Vacation Rental
Bedrooms : 4
Bathrooms : 2.5
Sleeps : 8
Square Footage : 4,300 Sqft

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