To kick off Halloween season, 6sqft has found a listing that will strike terror in the heart of anyone looking to move right in; this underdressed underachiever of a “one-bedroom” co-op at 138 West 10th Street looks just a fright. The listing throws in the towel and offers, “West Village pre war one bedroom wreck in beautifully preserved building on one of the most sought after tree lined blocks.” Which, if you think about it, is only one word away from lots of folks’ dream apartment.
Once you get past the completely spooky condition of the small but well-located space, it’s worth noting that it actually has quite a bit going for it given its $550,000 ask, which, though more than the price of a Brooklyn cemetery plot, is far less than you’d pay for the average Village one-bedroom apartment. But it’s clearly up to you, brave buyer–plus an architect, a contractor and a lot of patience–to clear away the cobwebs and make the dream happen.
138-140 West 10th Street is a well-maintained two-building pre-war co-op. This quiet second-floor apartment is in the back of the building, overlooking a tranquil garden and neighboring townhouses. Cats are allowed, and there’s a live-in super.
Though very much in need of TLC, we can see the pre-war beauty lurking within the high ceilings, brick and original decorative fireplace mantle.
We’ll just ignore that dark crimson stain on the kitchen floor…
This diamond-in-the-rough has the added sparkle of a decidedly non-scary planted (common) roof deck with breathtaking city views.
More reasons to appreciate this fixer-upper: It’s in a coveted neighborhood near classic nearly-unchanged Village businesses and new ones, Washington Square Park and the Hudson River, subways, and downtown’s best shopping, dining and culture; a neighborhood favorite, Jack’s Stir Brew cafe, can be found just downstairs in the building’s commercial space.
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Images courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Neighborhoods : Greenwich Village