All photos by Evan Joseph
This Greenwich Village co-op at 2 East 12th Street is the perfect year-round oasis. For those cold winter months, the interiors are super cozy, with two working fireplaces. But in the summer, the backyard is a true retreat. It’s two levels, along with a side patio and, most notably, a sunken Japanese-style cedar hot tub. You’ll also find a large Ipe wood deck with a built-in banquette, plenty of planters, and a cedar potting shed for all those gardening needs.
This two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom apartment occupies the entire ground floor of the co-op building. An entry foyer leads into the open kitchen/living room. The corner living room has a gas-burning, copper-clad fireplace and a full wall of floor-to-ceiling built-ins. The kitchen is completely modern, with stainless steel appliances, granite counters, and a curving four-seat breakfast bar. Throughout you’ll find Lutron lighting, oak hardwood flooring, and recessed lighting.
Two sets of doors in the living room open to the amazing backyard. The lower level is set up as a garden with a stone pathway and beautiful foliage.
Up a small set of bluestone steps is the upper deck with the built-in seating and hot tub. You’ll also find built-in planters, accent lighting, and an irrigation system.
A separate set of stairs off the deck leads to the side patio, which has three window boxes outside the living room. This is also where you’ll find the cedar storage/potting shed and a grill. From here, French doors open into a charming dining nook that’s adjacent to the kitchen.
At the other end of the apartment are the two bedrooms. The first is also open to the dining nook and would make a great family room as well. It has a wood-burning fireplace, a walk-in closet, and an en-suite bathroom with a linen closet.
The other bedroom has a street-facing bay window, a small closet, and an en-suite bathroom. There’s also a powder room and coat closet near the front door.
The building is located in prime Greenwich Village, between 5th Avenue and University Place and equidistance from Washington Square and Union Square. It’s five stories and has a total of 10 residences.
[Listing details: 2 East 12th Street, Unit 2 at CityRealty]
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All photos by Evan Joseph
Neighborhoods : Greenwich Village