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Cool Listings, West Village 

Listing photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

This West Village townhouse at 75 Bedford Street is one of the most historic in the neighborhood (in fact, its neighbor is the famous skinniest house in NYC). But inside, it’s completely contemporary thanks to glassy rear and rooftop additions and an interior renovation by architect M.N. Ahari. The highlight of the four-bedroom home is undoubtedly the glass and steel great room with 18-foot ceilings that opens to a two-tiered private garden. After last selling in 2017 for $7,800,000, the home is back on the market for $11 million.

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Cool Listings, West Village 

Listing photos by Krisztina Crane at Evan Joseph Images

Rustic mixed with a modern flair is how we’d describe this one-bedroom West Village co-op. Exposed brick and wooden ceiling beams run all throughout the home, but the whitewashing and contemporary decor add a fresh feel. But magical is the word we’d use for the view out the window, which overlooks the building’s “secret garden” courtyard, complete with trees, flowers, and a 50-foot Elm. Located at 715 Washington Street, it’s asking $785,000.

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Cool Listings, West Village 

Listing photos by Yoo Jean Han for Sotheby’s International Realty

In the West Village, many of the buildings along Seventh Avenue South tend to be oddly shaped, as the avenue was cut diagonally through the neighborhood in the early 1900s to make way for the IRT Broadway subway line. This townhouse at number 54 is one such example. The rare, nearly freestanding building has a trapezoidal footprint, as well as a gated courtyard that has parking for two cars and a beautiful secret garden. The 5,820-square-foot townhouse, on the market for $11,950,000, is currently set up as a commercial space on the ground floor (occupied by the designer Markarian, who designed Jill Biden’s Inauguration Day outfit), a two-bedroom apartment on the second floor, and a three-bedroom owner’s duplex plus roof terrace on the third and fourth floors.

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Cool Listings, West Village 

Listing photos by Ryan Lahiff

This West Village home looks like it came straight off a travel influencer’s Instagram page. More Provincial farmhouse than Village co-op, the one-bedroom apartment comes complete with a landscaped garden that adds to the serene, getaway vibes. Located at 92 Horatio Street, it’s asking $1,750,000 and was designed by renowned architects Fairfax and Sammons.

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Cool Listings, West Village 

Listing photos by Shannon Dupre at DDreps

This two-bedroom West Village co-op could easily pass as a Parisian or London flat, with its elegant, old-world charm. Located at 237 West 11th Street, the home has gorgeous custom millwork and built-ins, chevroned herringbone oak floors, coffered ceilings, antique transoms, and bespoke finishes throughout. It’s currently on the market for $2,795,000.

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Cool Listings, West Village 

Listing photos by Jon Nissenbaum; @instaniss 

Rustic details like a tin ceiling and whitewashed brick fireplace make this petite West Village apartment feel like a cozy cabin, but modern upgrades such as a sleek kitchen and glossy built-ins lend a chic, urban feel. Located at 343 West 12th Street, the one-bedroom co-op is asking $750,000.

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Cool Listings, Historic Homes, West Village 

Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

Just by looking at this tiny brick house in the West Village, you get the sense that it has a lot of history. Aside from its nearly 200-year-old lifespan (it was built in the 1830s), this is quite true. No. 34 Commerce Street abuts 77 Bedford Street, also known as the Isaac-Hendricks House, a wooden house built in 1799 and thereby the oldest house in the Village. The house on Commerce Street was owned by the Hendricks family, too, and was originally built as a wagonshed. After several decades of use as a factory, it was altered to a residence in the 1920s. It’s now on the market for the first time in 20 years, asking $4,750,000.

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Cool Listings, West Village 

Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

Built in 1896, the West Village’s 49 Downing Street was originally a horse stable. Nearly 100 years later, it was converted to 10 co-op apartments, and this 1,225-square-foot duplex unit is a fun mix of history and modern conversion. Asking $1,750,000, it has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a shared patio, and a relaxed, whitewashed style.

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Celebrities, Recent Sales, West Village 

General photo of Charles Street by Spencer Means via Flickr cc

As was first spotted by the Wall Street Journal, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick have sold one of their West Village townhouses for $15 million, according to property records. The couple bought the home on Charles Street in 2000 for just $2,995,000. This time last year, the rumor mill said that they’d been trying to sell the property off-market, as they were living in this home while construction took place combining two adjacent townhouses on West 11th Street that Parker and Broderick bought for $34.5 million in 2016.

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Art, History, West Village 

Photo: John Moore, Circular Space Photography

The voices of New Yorkers affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic will be heard daily as part of a new program installed in Greenwich Village. In recognition of World AIDS Day on Tuesday, the New York City AIDS Memorial will launch a sound-based installation composed of speeches, poetry, music, and readings of texts related to the history of the epidemic. The hour-long program, titled Hear Me: Voices of the Epidemic, will be broadcast from the memorial nightly at 7 p.m. for the month of December, along with a new lighting installation.

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