Fabled 242-square-foot West Village ‘Wee Cottage’ is back on the market for $429K

Posted On Tue, August 6, 2019 By

Posted On Tue, August 6, 2019 By In Cool Listings, Interiors, West Village 

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).

352 West 12th Street, Wee cottage, cool listings

The home may be smaller than average, but when it comes to design details, it doesn’t come up short. Smart techniques like using built-ins and space-maximizing illusions like white walls and good lighting join a subdued color palette and other delightful interior touches throughout.

The kitchen is more than merely decorative. A maple island can be folded up and rolled into the closet. In addition to substantial built-in storage, you’ll find premium cabinets and high-end stainless steel kitchen appliances.

352 West 12th Street, Wee cottage, cool listings

The smartly-renovated space comes furnished with an Italian-made Clei wall bed (sourced from Resource Furniture, the owners have called it “a lifesaver”), a built-in custom dining room table and a perfectly sized “coffee table” which in a previous life was an antique storage trunk).

A white brick fireplace makes a lovely backdrop, and six-foot windows are outfitted with Hunter Douglass remote-controlled electric blinds so you can control both light and privacy. Those windows overlook a charming shared garden, complete with morning birdsongs.

352 West 12th Street, Wee cottage, cool listings

A newly-renovated bathroom features a sliding door crafted from reclaimed barn wood. The building is one of a row of three three contiguous walk-up apartment buildings joined together as a single cooperative. The three buildings were built in 1875 by architect William Joel, and detailed beaux-arts elements remain. They’re joined in the back by a well-manicured garden that serves as a private oasis for residents.

[Listing: 352 West 12th Street #1C by Helene Zera for Halstead]

[At CityRealty]

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Photos by Zio and Sons courtesy of Halstead

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