For $10.5M, a 19th-century carriage house in Greenwich Village’s historic Washington Mews
All photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman
A former carriage house located on one of New York City’s most special blocks hit the market this week. Located between Fifth Avenue and University Place in Greenwich Village, Washington Mews is a private cobblestone street, lined with two-story carriage houses. The three-bedroom property at 64 Washington Mews, which dates to the 1840s, has been renovated, but maintains “the integrity of its rich past,” according to the listing. It’s asking $10,475,000.
Washington Mews was first developed from farmland into a row of horse stables in the 19th-century for use by residents of homes on Washington Square North. In the early 20th-century, some of the stables were converted into artists’ studios, where artists like Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney and Edward Hopper lived.
Since 1950, New York University has leased the street, with the buildings still containing housing, offices, and facilities related to the college to this day.
Constructed in 1840, the available single-family home for sale on the block is currently configured as an oversized two-bedroom with two-and-a-half bathrooms.
“Everything’s beautifully restored,” Jason Walker, the Douglas Elliman agent with the listing, told Mansion Global, which first reported the listing.
“You’ve got wood floors, wood banisters, a tremendous amount of light, beautiful fireplaces with mantels, modern appliances…and they made a tremendous, long skylight that centers the whole house to flood it with light.”
A formal foyer leads to the kitchen, outfitted with high-end appliances and a large central island. A set of casement windows above the kitchen sink overlook the peaceful courtyard.
Up the walnut, banister staircase is where you’ll find the bedrooms, all drenched in natural light thanks to the four skylights. The primary bedroom features two walls of built-in cabinets and windows framed with shutters and wooden planters. The main bathroom is decked out with marble and has both a soaking tub and a steam shower.
The second bedroom is also on this level, along with a full bath and balcony.
On the lower level, the current setup includes a den (which could easily be converted into a third bedroom), a home office space, and a laundry room. Additional storage and a powder room are also found downstairs.
Walker told Mansion Global the home hasn’t traded hands in more than 30 years. But as 6sqft reported in 2016, 64 Washington Mews was listed as a rental asking $30,000/month.
In addition to its charming and historic location, other perks of the home include a deeded parking spot and the amenities offered by the landmarked co-op 1 Fifth Avenue.
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Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman