Emersed in grandeur, 244 W. 24th Street is an impressive estate with Neoclassical attributes of sophistication and simplicity. This is the first offering of this elegant home, built for Leland and Julia Scheu. The personalized interior design inspired by the famed Greenbrier Hotel combines bold colors and classical influences. The attention to detail is evident in the fine materials, choice architectural elements, and exceptional craftsmanship.
A grand foyer with high-contrast, checkerboard marble tile is eye-catching, surrounding the gorgeous sweeping iron and cherry wood staircase with beautiful Schonbek chandelier. Tailored for entertaining, the circular floor plan creates an effortless flow from the elegant formal living room with embellished tray ceiling and wet bar, connected by the grand hallway with custom built-in vitrine display cases, leading to the formal dining room with chandelier, and tray ceiling. At the heart of the home is the kitchen with rich maple and cherry cabinetry, a center island, stainless appliances, and breakfast area open to the generous family room with a full step-down bar, built-in bookcases, fireplace, and terrace overlooking the rear grounds. In addition, there is a handsome study enveloped in cherry wood walls and floors, with coffered ceilings, bookshelves, and a fireplace. Completing the first level is a rear staircase, guest bath, and elevator servicing all levels.
The upper floor radiates off the main staircase opening to the primary suite gracious in scale with fireplace, sitting area and balcony, generous en-suite bath and two walk-in closets. Adjacent is the private office or den with a wet bar and spiral staircase leading to the eagle’s nest with a balcony for ultimate city light views. Three spacious and colorful secondary bedrooms, two baths, and laundry complete the upper level.
Perfect for multi-generations the rear staircase leads to the exceptional lower level with a living room, kitchen, bedroom with en-suite bath, second laundry room, pool bath, wine cellar and gym. Additionally, a five-car+ subterranean drive-thru garage with workshop allowing enough storage for a motor collection for the most discerning auto enthusiasts.
Sited on over a half-acre, with spectacular mountain and valley views, terraced grounds of mature gardens and sizable lawns. In addition, there are sunning areas, a loggia for outdoor dining, and a wonderful expansive pool and spa. A remarkable property to call home.