For $7K/month, this Chelsea duplex is both penthouse and townhouse, roof terrace included

By Michelle Cohen | January 9, 2020

Available on February 15 as a short- or long-term rental, this duplex occupies the top two floors of a charming brick townhouse at 426 West 22nd Street on a prime Chelsea block. The 1,168-square-foot two-bedroom unit is two flights up, one of three apartments in the townhouse which is also on the market for $7.5 million. The penthouse, asking $7,000 a month, features a 160-square-foot terrace and top floor loft space.

The adjacent kitchen is both sleek and casual, with brand-new appliances joining crisp subway tile backsplash and a farmhouse sink. Black cabinetry contrasts with clean, white walls, and there’s lots of light streaming in.

Two bedrooms overlook the tree-lined street. There’s plenty of storage, and the bath has recently been renovated. An in-unit LG washer/dryer combo makes stairs and laundry a non-issue. Upstairs, a charming loft space works as a third bedroom, home office or media room. Just outside is that covetable city perk: a planted terrace above it all.