This five bedroom townhouse at 37 West 11th Street is an impeccable property nestled within Greenwich Village’s “Gold Coast,” the seven-block stretch of Fifth Avenue between 14th Street and Washington Square Park where you’ll find some of the most refined homes in the city. Originally built in 1848 in the Greek Revival style, it was given Italianate flourishes in the 1920s and now exemplifies both genres of New York City townhouse architecture. The home has only had five owners in its 170-year history, and it’s easy to see why nobody would want to let this gem go. Now on the market for $13.5 million, a chance to own this rare piece of New York architectural history in a prime location has opened up.
A large stoop leads to the impressive double parlor with 12-foot ceilings, original moldings, columns, pocket doors, and oak parquet floors. A Venetian tearoom was added to the space in the 1920s and it boasts decorative arched mirrors and a marble fountain on the east wall. Enclosed with glass, the space offers a tranquil environment and views of the garden below.
Throughout the home there are eight fireplaces, three of which are wood burning and one gas. Several of the mantels were appraised and it was determined that they were installed when the home was originally built in 1848. They are exquisitely rendered in English and French marble with detailed inlays.
The family room and kitchen are on the garden floor, with double glass doors leading to the garden and filling the space with light. The fully renovated eat-in kitchen features a Sub Zero refrigerator, Miele dishwasher, Thermador gas range, Dacor electric convection oven, warming drawer, and microwave. A small entertainment area of the kitchen comes with a wine refrigerator and second sink.
Situated mid-block on a quiet street, the house sits on a 103-foot lot and features a generous 50-foot north-facing garden, fully landscaped with large trees including a flowering magnolia and maple, and complete with a gas line for dining outdoors and entertaining.
The master suite floor includes a full bath, home office, and a den. The master bedroom features french doors, Juliet balconies, and great southern exposure.
On the top floor, you’ll find a media room, kids’ playroom, two additional bedrooms, another full bath, and a large laundry room/home gym.
Modern amenities include central air conditioning, a security system, and up-to-date fiber optics.
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Listing images courtesy of Corcoran Group
Neighborhoods : Greenwich Village