West Village 

Cool Listings, Historic Homes, West Village 

One of a pair of Federal-style row houses on the longest unbroken stretch of Federal/Greek Revival homes in New York City, 39 Charlton Street was built in 1827 to exacting standards by a builder-carpenter at a time when the area, now a tony enclave where the West Village meets Soho, was known as Richmond Hill. This 25-foot-wide home has been called one of the city’s finest examples of Greek Revival/Federal houses. The house and its neighbor are regarded by the Landmarks Preservation Commission as “the two best (and best preserved) examples…whose exquisitely detailed entrances with original doors and leaded glass sidelights convey many of the style’s most distinctive qualities.” Both the interior and exterior of this unique home, now on the market for $13.85 million, have retained an extraordinary level of original detail.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, West Village 

Morton Street–a five-block stretch between Bleecker and the Hudson River Greenway–is one of the best streets of the West Village. It’s full of great architecture and historic townhouses, like this one at 44 Morton. The Greek Revival townhouse, built in 1844 and now landmarked, sits at the “turn” in the middle of street as it approaches Seventh Avenue. (According to the Landmarks Preservation Commission, it’s the earliest house built on this side of the block.) The property has been broken up into four condos, and this one is asking $2.7 million. Once occupied by the Nobel Prize laureate Josef Brodsky, it was recently renovated into quite the charming three-and-a-half-bedroom pad.

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affordable housing, housing lotteries, West Village 

100 Barrow Street, Affordable Housing, Housing Lotteries, Condos

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Beginning today, qualifying New Yorkers can apply to buy seven affordable condominiums at 100 Barrow Street in the West Village. The luxury residential building, developed by Toll Brothers City Living and designed by Barry Rice Architects, has 26 units total and sits at the corner of Barrow and Greenwich Streets. Market-rate apartments start at $4 million, but those available through the lottery range from a $90,000 studio to $170,000 two-bedrooms for individuals earning no more than 125 percent of the area median income.

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Cool Listings, West Village 

191 West 10th Street, West Village, Cool Listings, Rentals, outdoor spaces

On the kind of West Village street that makes you curse Google for taking the photos on such a sunny day, this quintessential historic brick townhouse is surrounded by others like it on a block we can’t see ever wanting to leave. The one-bedroom rental apartment on the second floor of 191 West 10th Street has the usual charms of a Village aerie: exposed brick, high ceilings, big windows–but the unexpected win is that rare and coveted city haven, private outdoor space in the form of a large and lovely terrace (which likely helps to sell the prospect of $5,050 a month rent.)

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, West Village 

Last June, 6sqft reported that pop siren Taylor Swift was renting a carriage house at 23 Cornelia Street in the West Village for $40,000 a month while the Tribeca penthouse she’d purchased was undergoing a $535,000 renovation. The 1912 brick carriage house, which features a swimming pool, an elevator and a private garage, is now on the market for $24.5 million. The renovated home, owned by Soho House executive David Aldea who purchased it for $5.3 million in 2005, also boasts five bedrooms and several terraces in addition to its idyllic location and historic charm.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, West Village 

Just a little over a month ago, Meg Ryan listed her super chic Soho loft for $10.9 million, which she bought in 2014 for $8 million from fellow actor Hank Azaria. Despite her love of revamping apartments–she recently told Architectural Digest, “I love renovating. I think it’s tied to living the actor’s life… it’s a chance for me to bring my vision into the world.”–Ryan may be opting to rent, as the Post reports that she was seen checking out one of the modern townhouses at the West Village’s 1 Morton Square development, which is currently available for $28,000/month.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Starchitecture, West Village 

281 West 4th Street, townhouses, west village, annabelle selldorf, cool listings, interiors, outdoor spaces

The thoroughly modern gut-renovation of this 1869 single family home at 281 West 4th Street is the creation of noted starchitect Anabelle Selldorf, and we’re assuming that its romantic-contemporary decor was inspired by the owners’ creative talents. Luxuries, comforts, and conveniences fill this somewhat narrow, 2,720-square-foot historic private home, from a finished and functional cellar to a planted and enchanted roof garden. For the why-own-when-you-can-rent-for-more monthly price of $29,000, you can step into this dream of a West Village townhouse, cue up a rooftop party and fire up the parlor-floor movie screen.

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Cool Listings, West Village 

9 Barrow Street, West Village, co-ops, cool listings, studios

This completely renovated loft-style studio co-op at 9 Barrow Street may be tiny with little more than 300 square feet of living space, but it definitely has an artistic side and plenty of warmth provided by details like exposede brick and hefty wood beams. Situated in a heavenly, tree-lined stretch of the heavenly, tree-lined Village, the doorman/elevator building is a top choice for location as well–and we’re guessing it’s the reason for the $675,000 ask.

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Cool Listings, West Village 

If you missed SpareRoom founder/CEO Rupert Hunt’s, er, hunt for a pair of compatible roomies for his impossibly gorgeous 3,400 square-foot West Village loft with a 1,500 square-foot roof terrace last October, you missed a shot at being Rupe’s roomie for the completely unheard of total of one dollar a month for six months. Now the six months are up, and so is the $1 offer. Take heart, though; the three-story loft at 305 Bleecker Street is just as amazing as it was in October, and it’s renting for the less shocking price of $40,000 a month–though we’ll assume that Hunt and his fortunate flatmates aren’t part of the deal.

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Cool Listings, West Village 

65 Bedford Street, cool listings, West Village, townhouses

While it’s immediately evident that this quaint brick townhouse at 65 Bedford Street in the West Village couldn’t be in a more charmed location, a connected panel of windows on the home’s top floor is the only indication of more to come. The 4,000-square-foot, 20-foot-wide renovated townhouse has the necessary combination of modern and traditional, including an elevator, walls of windows and multiple terraces. The entire package–four bedrooms, four stories–is on the rental market for a one- year lease at $25,000 a month.

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Cool Listings, West Village 

138 West 10th Street, cool listings, co-ops, west village

Though this narrow pre-war alcove studio with some interesting angles at 138 West 10th Street may not be big, it’s not cookie-cutter either. The Village location is about as pricey as you can get in Manhattan, so anyone questioning the $615,000 ask might keep that in mind; there’s also a landscaped roof deck, so you never have to feel boxed-in.

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Landmarks Preservation Commission, New Developments, West Village 

It’s champagne and caviar tonight for billionaire hedge funder Steven A. Cohen, who received the official go-ahead to build a massive, six-story, single-family mansion at 145 Perry Street today. The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted almost unanimously in favor of the plan despite outcry from local residents and, most notably, Andrew Berman of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation (GVSHP) who had denounced the design in a statement as “starkly modern,” “fortress-like and massive,” and more like a bank or a luxury retail store you’d find in Miami or Los Angeles, not the “simple but charming” Village.

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Design, West Village 

The master of small apartment design in New York is at it again. The architecture firm MKCA managed to transform a 225-square-foot space that connects to an adjoining five-foot-tall storage attic into a highly functional apartment. MKCA has made a name for itself by designing claustrophobically tiny spaces into enviable apartments through creative and space-saving techniques. (Read more about the firm’s design style in this 6sqft interview with MKCA’s founder, Michael Chen.) This apartment, located in the West Village, is no different–a customized wall of storage created space for a bed, table, hangers and shelving that can be taken out and tucked away as the owner desires.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, West Village 

This unique condo was designed by and for the renowned international designer Tui Pranich. As the listing says, his principle was that “good design takes into account not only the aesthetics, but how life within that space will actually be lived.” Pranich had a lot to work with: the two-bedroom apartment occupies the historic Bank Building at 300 West 14th Street in the West Village and is decorated by one of the building’s original arched windows that soars nearly 17 feet tall. It’s now hit the market for $3.45 million.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, West Village 

79 Barrow Street, West Village, co-op, Citi Habitats

Sunlight is a good look for these two apartments at the West Village cooperative 79 Barrow Street. Both pads—which hold a large floor-to-ceiling window and a lofted bedroom—are being offered together with an opportunity to combine them into a bigger, even brighter, two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment. Located right in the heart of the neighborhood, directly west of Washington Square Park, there’s lots of design potential for the buyer who doesn’t mind getting their hands dirty and combining two apartments into one.

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