West Village 

History, West Village 

6 Weehawken Street in 2017; Map data © 2019 Google

Three years after Jean-Louis Goldwater Bourgeois announced plans to transfer the deed of his West Village townhouse to a nonprofit organization run by a former chief of the Ramapough Indians—part of the Lenape Nation, the original Manhattanites—the millionaire activist (and artist Louise Bourgeois’ son) has decided to hold onto it after all. Bourgeois was working on plans to transform the historic wood-frame home into a patahmaniikan, or a prayer house, when he decided that he was in fact “married to this building” and no longer eager to give it away, as the New York Post reports.

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Cool Listings, West Village 

715 Washington Street, West Village, Studios, Co-ops, Cool Listings

Listing images by DDReps; courtesy of Compass

Part of the Greenwich Village Historic District, this bright studio at 715 Washington Street is now on the market for a cool $575,000. The floor-through unit—previously configured as a one-bedroom—might be small in space but it’s big on charm, with pre-war details including original hardwood floors, painted brick walls, built-in shelving, and a decorative fireplace in the sleeping area.

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791 Greenwich Street, West Village, Co-ops

Listing images by Ryan Lahiff for Rise Media; courtesy of Compass

Featuring a fresh renovation by the owner, interior designer Shawn Henderson, this West Village co-op at 791 Greenwich Street blends a loft-like feel with classic Village charm. The biggest move made by Henderson—who counts Will Ferrell and Glenn Close as clients—was demolishing the wall between the former living and dining rooms in favor of an open concept. He also restored the original pine floors and created “pockets” of white and exposed brick throughout. Add to those charming details a hard-to-beat location near the corner of Bethune Street (“in the heart of the quietest and quaintest part of the West Village,” as the listing boasts) and you’re looking at a quintessential downtown pad for the asking price of $1.6 million.

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Listing images courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

Publisher Barney Rossett started Grove Press in the 1960s for only $3,000 and turned it into a major publishing house notable for introducing American readers to authors like Henry Miller, Eugene Ionesco, Tom Stoppard, and Jean Genet. At the time, he was living in a 25-foot wide townhouse at 196 West Houston Street in the West Village, where he entertained creative luminaries like Norman Mailer and John Lennon. In 1989, the townhouse sold to another literary man, publisher Peter Mayer, who brought Salman Rushdie’s controversial “The Satanic Verses” to print. Today, the townhouse is just as inspiring and fresh on the market seeking $17.95 million, or $49,000 a month as a rental.

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Cool Listings, West Village 

32 Downing Street, West Village, cool listings, Rentals

Photo credit: Travis Mark courtesy of Compass.

This cozy West Village rental at 32 Downing Street is definitely easy on the eyes. Located in a prime spot in a coveted neighborhood, this artfully renovated home has just enough room for one, and more than enough charm to go around. The asking rent is $4,195 per month.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, West Village 

151 Charles Street, Karlie Kloss, celebrities, models, cool listings, west village

Photo credit: Donna Dotan courtesy of Compass.

Model Karlie Kloss is selling her chic and petite West Village townhouse co-op at 151 Charles Street, the Wall Street Journal reports. The three-story, two-bedroom-plus-den home was just listed for $2.75M. Though it’s a co-op, the triplex has all the perks of townhouse living–a front garden, a second-floor terrace, high ceilings, and skylit bedrooms to name a few–in addition to supermodel cachet and a prime West Village spot.

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Cool Listings, West Village 

Listing images by Brian Wittmuss of VHT Studios; courtesy of Compass

Originally built in 1855, this landmarked Federal-era home at 35 Perry Street in the heart of the West Village was last sold in 2015 for $6 million. Soon after, the current owner realized the building was in rather unstable condition and embarked on an ambitious gut renovation. Reclaimed wood from the original structure was used for the extensive detailing and steel framing was added and left exposed, contributing to the home’s industrial-chic vibes. Now divided into several units, the garden duplex is available for a long-term lease at $15,000 a month.

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78 Charles Street, Cool listings, West Village

Image credit: Rise Media for The Corcoran Group.

This one-bedroom co-op at 78 Charles Street in the heart of the West Village is on the top floor of a classic brownstone. Asking $950,000, it gets plenty of light, so moody blue hues and dark wood paneling add up to tons of style and charm.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, West Village 

352 West 12th Street, Wee cottage, cool listings

Photos by Zio and Sons courtesy of Halstead

6sqft previously featured this unique West Village studio for its clever design in 2014, when its owners, Jourdan Lawlor and Tobin Ludwig, who bought the charming co-op for a mere $270,000, transformed the 242-square-foot pied-a-terre at 352 West 12th Street into a marvel of brilliant design and space-optimizing solutions. The pair dubbed it “The Wee Cottage” and invested in a renovation that became the stuff of micro-apartment legend (Refinery29 named it the Coolest Tiny Apartment in NYC, and it’s an Instagram favorite). After a spin as a rental, they put their mini-masterpiece on the market last year for $500,000. Now its price has gotten a wee bit smaller, currently asking $429,000 (h/t Curbed).

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829 Greenwich Street, cool listings, interiors, west village, townhouses

Photo credit: Evan Joseph for Modlin Group.

This ultra-contemporary single-family townhouse a 829 Greenwich Street is immediately recognizable from the outside: Its entire facade is comprised of a single piece of 40-foot-high steel. The four-story house lives up to its public face, courtesy of celebrated architect Matthew Baird, offering a private parking garage, a landscaped roof deck, a rear facade of floor-to-ceiling glass and a basement wine cellar. The highly sought-after Manhattan neighborhood on the border of the West Village and Meatpacking District doesn’t hurt–and is likely a big part of the reason this unique home is asking $19.750 million.

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