At its heart Union Square is a microcosm of the city it calls home. Simply stroll through its center on any given day and you’ll find a colorful, ever-changing street scene of entertainers, eccentrics, merchants and city folk passing through or stopping to meet. Similarly, this gorgeous unit at 10 East 14th Street in the Union Square Lofts and Flats is representative of the quintessential “old world-new world” luxury apartment. Steeped in historic pre-war details such as wide plank hardwood floors, cast iron columns and exposed brick walls throughout, the full floor 2BR/2.5BA home is also filled with the finest in modern touches and high-tech amenities, all combining to create a truly gracious residence.
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HSBC investment banker and one of the 25 most powerful women in finance, Katia Bouazza, has just sold her Greenwich Village pad for $2.6 million, according to city records. Who would have thought the Co-head of Global Capital Markets for the Americas could have such great taste?
With its conversion completed only a few months ago, and dubbed “Vaux Mansion”, a nod to Calvert Vaux who designed the russet neo-Gothic structure that is part of the property, the eclectic mix of exteriors at 215 Sullivan Street make a stately presence in its Greenwich Village neighborhood.
And in a city filled with multimillion dollars homes, this 39’ wide townhouse sits at the head of the class. We’ve taken a peek inside many a gorgeous residence, but this one is truly lovely. The interior of this six-bedroom, seven-bath home is everything you would expect – 6,861 square feet of soaring vaulted ceilings, rift-sawn wide plank white oak flooring, and exquisite finishes.
Lovers of NYC landmarks rejoiced just last week when it was announced that Justin Korsant of Long Light Capital would be keeping the frontage of his recent Greenwich Village buy intact. But even with plans in the works to gut the interior and start fresh, Long has no intention of living in the home at 18 West 11th. The soon-to-be-updated pad and was just listed for $13.5 million over at Urban Compass. Long originally paid $9.25 million for the property. Downtown flip, anyone?
Most New Yorkers are used to squeezing into small quarters, but few of those spaces boast dramatic ceilings like this beautiful little home at 67 East 11th Street in Greenwich Village. Measuring approximately 950-square-feet, this duplex loft is perfect for a single or for a no fuss no muss couple that wants to live minimally. And unlike the other tiny spaces of Manhattan, this loft is a light-filled abode with 10-foot tall windows and southern exposures that ensure every day will be a sunny one in the village.
At first glance, there’s nothing particularly unique about the facade of this white brick townhouse, but take a second look and you’ll see that there’s more to the building than meets the eye. Upon closer inspection, you’ll notice that the protruding bay windows aren’t made from ordinary frames, but from sections of stainless steel truck bodies.
The recycled windows are a signature of LOT-EK, the studio that owners Lawrence and Alice Weiner hired to re-do their Greenwich Village townhouse. Founded in 1993 by Columbia University grads Ada Tolla and Giuseppe Liganano, the New York and Naples-based firm has become known for its sustainable approach to construction and architecture, namely the use of upcycled steel containers.
Infamous Greenwich Village Townhouse with an Explosive Past (and Funny Facade) to be Reconstructed by New Owner, Mon, June 9, 2014
At a glance, the quirky notched and jutting façade of the townhouse at 18 West 11th Street in Greenwich Village seems to be the only remarkable thing about the building. But dig a little deeper and the address’s rich history tells the tale of a city brimming with wealth and culture – and once even something a bit sinister.
Justin Korsant of Long Light Capital recently purchased the home for $9.25 million and has plans to reconstruct it. But will the renovation of this building wipe out its incredible past?
Greenwich Village has long been touted as one of Manhattan’s most expensive neighborhoods, and a haven for the Hollywood A-List, with residents like Liv Tyler; Julianne Moore; and New York’s sweetheart, Sarah Jessica Parker. Well, the dazzling townhouse at 9 Commerce Street is ready for her close-up, and with assets like hers, Platinum Properties agents Tony Leondis and Daniel Hedaya are likely to attract a lot of attention. The GRADE Architecture + Interior Design renovated home boasts 3 stories and a basement, with outdoor space on 3 different levels.
Located at the gateway to the Village and Soho, 200 West Houston Street was built in 1869 and today has 29 apartments on four floors. The stunning 2 BR/2 BA modern apartment sits on the top floor and boasts 1,800 square feet of space filled with natural light that pours in from its expansive windows and skylights.
- DiCaprio’s New Pad Has Vitamin C Showers: The “Wolf of Wall Street” actor just purchased a $10 million pad in a green building with purified air and water, posture-supportive floors and other features that will make your head spin.
- Major Bathroom Makeover: This bathroom’s transformation from terrifying to terrific is worth checking out.
- Is the Pierhouse Condo Development Too Successful?: The luxury condos are so successful that the developer has raised the price 6 times since February.
- The PEN and Met Galas: A Tale of Two Seatings: The PEN Literary gala is expensive. The Met gala is even more expensive. Read New York Observer Jesse Kornbluth’s hilarious observations about the two.
- Ask Real Estate: Old Paint and Built-In Sticker Shock: Ask Real Estate addresses a renter whose walls are not painted to satisfaction and condo with high taxes.
- Most Expensive US Homes Ever Sold: Check out these pricey pads. Then pick up your jaw.
- New York is the Worst State for Retirement: It may be the best state for a lot of things, but retirement isn’t one of them. See why Bankrate put it last on the list.
- Winners of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum Awards 2014: Brooks + Scarpa are among the recipients for the prestigious design awards.