Greenwich Village Townhouse Flip Seeks $23.5M After Fancy Reno and Price Chop

Posted On Fri, December 4, 2015 By

Posted On Fri, December 4, 2015 By In Cool Listings, Greenwich Village

The current owner of this seven-story landmarked townhouse–a real estate firm called Good Property–purchased it for $9.3 million in November of 2012, and proceeded to give it a top-to-toe renovation, clearly with luxury buyers in mind. The 1848 Greek Revival home on a pretty Village street catty-corner from Washington Square Park had been several market-rate apartments, and is now a single-family showstopper with an elevator, a super-premium kitchen, modern gas fireplaces, tri-level rear glass walls and doors, a landscaped backyard with an outdoor kitchen, an upper patio and a “penthouse lounge” on the roof. It was escorted back to the market in November of 2014 at $25 million; after a broker switch it’s still thinking big at $23.5 million.

74 Washington Place, Greenwich Village, cool listings, townhouse, manhattan townhouse for sale, big tickets, interiors

Driving the renovation was Turrett Collaborative Architects; the resulting 9,332 square feet (plus 1,300 square feet of outdoor space) of pristine, high-end modern style would be just as much at home in one of Midtown’s eight-figure condos, with six bedrooms, six full baths and four half baths, Siberian white oak floors, yards of luminous white marble and custom millwork, the aforementioned elevator, a wine cellar, seven zone HVAC system, and a security system.

74 Washington Place, Greenwich Village, cool listings, townhouse, manhattan townhouse for sale, big tickets, interiors

The garden level chef’s kitchen was designed by of-the-moment Seattle kitchen outfit Henrybuilt, whose minimalism-and-wood style is instantly recognizable in the custom millwork, which is joined by lots of marble and high-end appliances. The rear of the kitchen is open to the room above, creating an airy, double-height space.

74 Washington Place, Greenwich Village, cool listings, townhouse, manhattan townhouse for sale, big tickets, interiors

An informal dining area opens through a wall of sliding glass doors into a landscaped garden, which has an outdoor kitchen for easy entertaining.

74 Washington Place, Greenwich Village, cool listings, townhouse, manhattan townhouse for sale, big tickets, interiors

74 Washington Place, Greenwich Village, cool listings, townhouse, manhattan townhouse for sale, big tickets, interiors

On the parlor level, the living room features a gas fireplace; adjacent is a more formal dining room, a butler’s pantry and wet bar–there’s even a  dumbwaiter (we wonder if it was the home’s original one) to ferry dishes to a chef’s pantry on the level below. A finished cellar level contains a media room, a skylit den, a game room, a wine cellar and storage.

74 Washington Place, Greenwich Village, cool listings, townhouse, manhattan townhouse for sale, big tickets, interiors

74 Washington Place, Greenwich Village, cool listings, townhouse, manhattan townhouse for sale, big tickets, interiors

74 Washington Place, Greenwich Village, cool listings, townhouse, manhattan townhouse for sale, big tickets, interiors

The entire third floor is comprised of the master suite, highlighted by a gas fireplace and private balcony that overlooks the garden. Like the kitchen, the master bath spares no expense with finishes and comfort, with a deep soaking tub, a walk-in steam shower and Waterworks fixtures.

74 Washington Place, Greenwich Village, cool listings, townhouse, manhattan townhouse for sale, big tickets, interiors

74 Washington Place, Greenwich Village, cool listings, townhouse, manhattan townhouse for sale, big tickets, interiors

74 Washington Place, Greenwich Village, cool listings, townhouse, manhattan townhouse for sale, big tickets, interiors

There are more bedrooms (two on each floor, though it looks like one is set up as a rather elegantly-appointed office) on the floors above and below the master, and there’s another small bedroom on the garden level at the front of the house.

74 Washington Place, Greenwich Village, cool listings, townhouse, manhattan townhouse for sale, big tickets, interiors

74 Washington Place, Greenwich Village, cool listings, townhouse, manhattan townhouse for sale, big tickets, interiors

On the fifth floor, a large, sunny penthouse lounge shares the space with a large terrace and stunning views that include the Empire State Building and One World Trade Center. The neighborhood, of course, commands top dollar, it’s just a question of which particular dollar that is. The home has been on the market for a year with no takers; on the other hand, all it takes is one–a number every flipper can count to.

[Listing: 74 Washington Place by Robert Dvorin, Leah Felix, Ian Wolf and Timothy Iwata for Douglas Elliman]

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