$7,200/month Village loft with a rooftop ‘cabin’ was once home to John Barrymore

Posted On Tue, January 7, 2020 By

Posted On Tue, January 7, 2020 By In Celebrities, Cool Listings, Greenwich Village

Photo credit: Ben Fitchett courtesy of Compass.

According to the listing for this utterly charming Greenwich Village penthouse loft at 132 West 4th Street, silent film actor John Barrymore lived here a century ago and christened it “The Alchemist’s Corner.” While the silver screen connection adds stardust to its image, a spot atop an 1839 townhouse, a massive dramatic skylight, and a rooftop garden with a heated porch and den make this $7,200 a month rental opportunity magical all on its own.

132 West 4th street, cool listings. Greenwich Village

The loft-like apartment occupies the entire top floor of the house. An expansive living area is anchored by a breathtaking vaulted cast-iron-framed skylight. Deep-set blue stained-glass windows, arched doorways, and a striking fireplace add to the magical effect. At the front end of the great room is a built-in seat perfect for gazing from the home’s bay windows.

132 West 4th street, cool listings. Greenwich Village

132 West 4th street, cool listings. Greenwich Village

132 West 4th street, cool listings. Greenwich Village

The completely remodeled compact kitchen is both loft-industrial and minimal. Custom painted cabinetry in a sophisticated grey is offset by natural wood shelving and terra cotta tile.

132 West 4th street, cool listings. Greenwich Village

 

132 West 4th street, cool listings. Greenwich Village

At the back of the main space, a separate king-sized bedroom features exposed beams, vintage plaster details and, as with the rest of the space, tons of sunlight. Add to that a cleverly-designed ensuite bath with wood accents and a mix of clean white tiles.

132 West 4th street, cool listings. Greenwich Village

132 West 4th street, cool listings. Greenwich Village

132 West 4th street, cool listings. Greenwich Village

The real star power, however, begins when you discover the door that leads up a winding set of tower stairs to a spectacular rooftop deck with views of Washington Square Church and the Freedom Tower. Barrymore reportedly installed a garden here (who wouldn’t?). The roof deck also features a covered porch and heated “cabana” or cottage, making it a magical sleeping or entertaining space year-round.

[Listing: 132 West 4th Street Unit PH by Mark Blackwell, Paddington Matz and Mark Eichner for Compass]

[At CityRealty]

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Photo credit: Ben Fitchett courtesy of Compass.

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