The five-story residence at 408 West 20th Street has been known to stop passersby in their tracks. Rising from a quiet, leafy street in Manhattan, the home’s stately facade may look familiar because it played a role in the popular ’90s sitcom Seinfeld.
For years, the exterior played the home of Seinfeld character Elaine Benes, famously played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Despite the hit show being mostly set in the Upper West Side, the four-bedroom residence is actually located in the heart of Chelsea’s historic district.
The residence is one of seven Greek Revival houses sited along the famous Cushman Row, so named due to the fact that all were built in 1839 by Don Alonzo Cushman. Listed for the first time in over 20 years, the home’s current owners, Harry Azorin and Lori Monson, purchased it in 1995 for $950,000.
Throughout the years, the couple lovingly maintained and remodeled the home, while also adding structural improvements to areas such as the roof and backyard. Period details, including hand-carved moldings and Italian marble fireplaces, can be found throughout. Scroll ahead to continue a tour of the property, currently listed for $8,650,000.
408 West 20th Street is currently listed for $8,650,000 by Mark Thomas Amadei and Jonathan Hettinger of Sotheby's International Realty.
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