$29K/month West Village townhouse got a modern, romantic renovation by Annabelle Selldorf

Posted On Thu, March 30, 2017 By

Posted On Thu, March 30, 2017 By In Cool Listings, Interiors, Starchitecture, West Village 

The thoroughly modern gut-renovation of this 1869 single family home at 281 West 4th Street is the creation of noted starchitect Anabelle Selldorf, and we’re assuming that its romantic-contemporary decor was inspired by the owners’ creative talents. Luxuries, comforts, and conveniences fill this somewhat narrow, 2,720-square-foot historic private home, from a finished and functional cellar to a planted and enchanted roof garden. For the why-own-when-you-can-rent-for-more monthly price of $29,000, you can step into this dream of a West Village townhouse, cue up a rooftop party and fire up the parlor-floor movie screen.

281 West 4th Street, townhouses, west village, annabelle selldorf, cool listings, interiors, outdoor spaces

Looking out on tree-lined Perry Street through oversized casement windows, this classic brick row house–it was previously owned by master photo retoucher Pascal Dangin, who sold it for $9.55 million in 2013–is otherwise all 19th-century charm on the outside. The parlor floor has high ceilings, wide-plank white oak floors, and a hidden projector and movie screen. This floor is open to the garden level below and gets tons of light from that oversized wall of glass.

281 West 4th Street, townhouses, west village, annabelle selldorf, cool listings, interiors, outdoor spaces

281 West 4th Street, townhouses, west village, annabelle selldorf, cool listings, interiors, outdoor spaces

281 West 4th Street, townhouses, west village, annabelle selldorf, cool listings, interiors, outdoor spaces

On the garden floor is a mansion-worthy kitchen with antique French slab stone floors, an eight-burner Lacanche French stove and a double-wide SubZero fridge. The handsome dining area overlooks a tranquil paved garden.

281 West 4th Street, townhouses, west village, annabelle selldorf, cool listings, interiors, outdoor spaces

281 West 4th Street, townhouses, west village, annabelle selldorf, cool listings, interiors, outdoor spaces

The interior of the house surrounds a mesmerizing wood-and-steel circular staircase.

281 West 4th Street, townhouses, west village, annabelle selldorf, cool listings, interiors, outdoor spaces

281 West 4th Street, townhouses, west village, annabelle selldorf, cool listings, interiors, outdoor spaces

All three bedrooms are well-proportioned and bestowed with the same casual luxury.

281 West 4th Street, townhouses, west village, annabelle selldorf, cool listings, interiors, outdoor spaces

281 West 4th Street, townhouses, west village, annabelle selldorf, cool listings, interiors, outdoor spaces

A rustic wood-beamed ceiling tops the master bedroom, which boasts a large, bright, sun-filled bath.

281 West 4th Street, townhouses, west village, annabelle selldorf, cool listings, interiors, outdoor spaces

281 West 4th Street, townhouses, west village, annabelle selldorf, cool listings, interiors, outdoor spaces

281 West 4th Street, townhouses, west village, annabelle selldorf, cool listings, interiors, outdoor spaces

The roof deck, though, is where the magic happens. The huge space has walkways, mature plantings, and built-in seating, plus a shelter area with a wet bar for summer al fresco dining and gathering.

281 West 4th Street, townhouses, west village, annabelle selldorf, cool listings, interiors, outdoor spaces

281 West 4th Street, townhouses, west village, annabelle selldorf, cool listings, interiors, outdoor spaces

The basement gets put to great use with storage and a large well-stocked laundry room.

[Listing: 281 West 4th Street by Abigail Agranat, Andrew Darwin and Yuval Agranat-Getz for Douglas Elliman]

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