For some bizarre reason the owner of this remarkable home decided to put her stamp on it, then vacate. Well, life’s too short to contemplate all of its mysteries. Instead we’ll just accept this twist of fate as the perfect opportunity to take a glimpse behind the private gate on Greenwich Street, and inside a truly unique West Village co-op.
You’ll feel like a kid in a candy shop the minute you step inside this 3,000-square-foot, oversized playhouse at 719 Greenwich Street. Unit 1S is filled with whimsy, from the salvaged sailing ship beams that adorn its nearly 13-foot ceilings, to the international door collection, which includes a few beveled glass models from a hotel in Fleury, France.
An open floor plan creates an inviting entertainment space with a combined living room, dining area, and chef’s kitchen. Flexible sleeping areas pop up in several spaces throughout the home: a lofted bed accessed by a counterbalanced ladder; a large office area filled with bookcases; and a room that’s entirely lofted, accessible via a re-purposed iron ladder.
The master features a sizable walk-in closet and an en suite bath, while the second bathroom—complete with laundry area—opens to both the den/guest room and the main hallway. The home boasts plenty of storage space, from closets to cupboards to shelves, and of course, lofts. Meanwhile, quirky surprises, like a fire pole and carousel horse, wait around every corner to entice your inner child.
It’s fitting that this $3.8 million apartment is so imaginatively designed, seeing as the space was a book depository in its former life. The current owner has done a great job recreating an ambience worthy of exploring the world without leaving the comfort of home. And if the specific touches, such as swimming pool lights and a French weather vane, tickle your fancy you’ll love the charming little garden (mounted stone horse head and all) waiting to be enjoyed over a pleasant meal or a lovely book.
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Photos courtesy of Corcoran
Neighborhoods : West Village