Sometimes with listings, pictures just speak for themselves. This 2,250-square-foot West Village townhouse triplex at 407 Bleecker Street is a fine example. In addition to being in one of the city’s most covetable neighborhoods, this pretty, historic home checks all the boxes that might be on a tenant wish list. Modern but not aggressively so, grand without ostentation—the $25,000 a month rental price doesn’t surprise, though it might well put the three-plus-bedroom home out of reach for many.
One might just bring up the fact that you’re not, in fact, getting the whole house; there’s a retail store at the street level, and the home is on the three floors above. There’s no yard (though there’s a sun deck, which really is just as good); the oodles of recessed lighting and ceiling speakers might not be to everyone’s taste–but then again you’re not buying the house. At 2,250 square feet it’s not exactly huge. But by Manhattan standards it’s palatial.
Though it might not be the biggest townhouse on the block, the interior of this historic home is definitely renovated to the nines, with the open living and dining space getting gleaming wide-plank wood floors, a mid-20th-century-esque stone wall, a wood-burning fireplace and classic multi-paned windows that look out on protected park views—all beneath 10-foot ceilings.
The open chefs’ kitchen is sleek and ready for action in white and stainless steel, opening out to a wood-clad deck that extends the open space perfectly for entertaining.
Up the zippy modern staircsase, a decadent full-floor master bedroom boasts a fireplace (we’re guessing it works), envy-inspiring custom walk-in closets and an enormous, spa-like en-suite bath that spans the width of the home.
On the third floor are two more large bedrooms and a smaller room that could be a home office, nursery or guest room (plus another bath).
On one of the West Village‘s loveliest, most desirable (and most expensive) blocks, near the Hudson River Greenway and plenty of dining, cultural and transportation options, you’d be calling iconic establishments like the Spotted Pig and Magnolia Bakery—and Marc Jacobs outpost—your neighbors.
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Images courtesy of Douglas Elliman.
Neighborhoods : West Village