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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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Cool Listings, West Village 

Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

When you think of early 19th-century buildings, you don’t often think about elevators, 102-bottle wine fridges, and roof decks with outdoor kitchens and fireplaces, but that’s exactly what you’ll find at this West Village townhouse at 327 West 4th Street. Asking $16,500,000, the home has four bedrooms, including a full-floor master suite, a solarium, a rear garden, three terraces, and a roof deck.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, West Village 

Photo credit: Compass

Late British actor Alan Rickman, known for, among countless other roles, playing  Severus Snape in the Harry Potter series, lived primarily in England, but he had a great affinity for New York City. When he performed on Broadway (he was nominated for a Tony Award for his role in Noel Coward’s Private Lives) he resided in his pied-à-terre in the West Village. After his passing in 2016, his estate has now listed the one-bedroom condo at 321 West 13th Street for $1,695,000. According to brokerage Compass, Rickman had “impeccable taste and a keen sense of design,” which is shown in the gut renovation he undertook after purchasing the top-floor apartment for $995,000 in 2009.

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