$9.4M four-family townhouse is an unspoiled West Village dream with a celebrity past
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$9.4M four-family townhouse is an unspoiled West Village dream with a celebrity past

October 19, 2023

Photo courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

From the outside, this graceful limestone townhouse with a mansard roof at 70 Perry Street resembles a picture postcard of West Village life, on a leafy historic block that embodies the neighborhood’s charm. Just down the street from Carrie Bradshaw’s fictional “Sex and the City” address, the four-story, four-family property appeared as a backdrop in several films and was the actual home of celebrity chef and restaurateur Geoffrey Zakarian and reporter Charles Grumich. Asking $9,400,000, the townhouse is comprised of a duplex with a dreamy back garden and three floor-through apartments. Unlike some historic multi-family homes, its original details and materials have been beautifully preserved.

On the market for the first time in nearly half a century, the 4,500-square-foot townhouse can be a fabulous source of rental income, or converted into a different configuration depending on how much space you need.

Enter the lower duplex on the garden level through an entry foyer into a large, bright living room enhanced by crown and chair molding and anchored by a marble fireplace.

A large pantry serves a colorful and lively eat-in kitchen with another fireplace and garden views. Also on this level are a full bathroom and a laundry room.

Just outside the kitchen is a landscaped stone patio surrounded by a charming brick wall. Up the patio stairs is another outdoor oasis in the form of a planted catwalk surrounding the garden.

Upstairs in the duplex is a grand parlor floor, complete with beautifully detailed 12-foot ceilings. Pocket doors lead to a library area lined with bookshelves and closets. On this level is the lower unit’s primary bedroom with double-paned windows for peace and quiet, served by a full bath with a walk-in shower.

The three floors above each offer an 880-square-foot apartment with two bedrooms and one bathroom. Each floor boasts stackable washer-dryers and dishwashers, spacious living and dining rooms, pocket doors, fireplaces, and views overlooking tree-lined Perry Street.

Each unit also has a small second bedroom/office space. All upper floors get plenty of north- and south-facing light.

The cellar offers storage space in addition to the home’s mechanicals. Located in the neighborhood’s historic district, 70 Perry Street was built in 1867 in the French Second Empire style by its first resident, Walter Jones.

[Listing details: 70 Perry Street at CityRealty]

[At Brown Harris Stevens by Louise Phillips Forbes and Leigh Williams]


Photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

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