Funky Decor and an Impressive Art Collection Distinguish This Greenwich Village Studio

Posted On Thu, July 30, 2015 By

Posted On Thu, July 30, 2015 By In Cool Listings, Greenwich Village, Interiors

Here’s another apartment unit up for sale in the pre-war co-op building University Mews, at 39 East 12th Street in Greenwich Village. Just last month, a lofty unit in the building hit the market for $1.595 million. This one has a much different vibe. The current owner outfitted it in some incredible and unique decor, which is accentuated by the 14-foot ceilings and large windows. Its asking price? The same as the last unit–$1.595 million.

39 East 12th Street, Greenwich Village

The University Mews building was built in 1900 as a printing press and many of its co-op units have the original building features intact. This unit still has the original cast iron columns, oak floors, exposed brick walls and oversized windows.

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39 East 12th Street, co-op, living room

The high ceilings allow for plenty of wall space–a good thing if you’re a collector like the seller is. The current decor is pretty stunning.

39 East 12th Street, studio, co-op, Greenwich Village

Although the apartment is spacious and quite deep, it’s still a studio. (Hence, the bed plopped in the living room.) We’re imaging that may deter some buyers, especially since the asking price surpasses $1 million. But a crafty buyer would easily be able to build out a loft, considering how high the ceilings are and that the current owner had enough space to carve out different living areas using just furniture. There’s also lots of storage, with five different closets.

39 East 12th Street, kitchen, co-op

You’ve also got a pretty typical studio-sized kitchen, which is to say it isn’t very big. The listing says it’s been updated, along with the bathroom. So, what do you think? Would you pay $1.5 million to live in an utterly cool studio in the heart of Greenwich Village? Or does that much money warrant at least one dedicated bedroom?

[Listing: 39 East 12th Street, #502 by Uri Hanoch and Veronica Hinman for Douglas Elliman]

[Via City Realty]

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