Rent a Federal-era West Village home with an industrial-chic makeover for $15K/month

Posted On Mon, September 23, 2019 By

Posted On Mon, September 23, 2019 By In Cool Listings, West Village 

Listing images by Brian Wittmuss of VHT Studios; courtesy of Compass

Originally built in 1855, this landmarked Federal-era home at 35 Perry Street in the heart of the West Village was last sold in 2015 for $6 million. Soon after, the current owner realized the building was in rather unstable condition and embarked on an ambitious gut renovation. Reclaimed wood from the original structure was used for the extensive detailing and steel framing was added and left exposed, contributing to the home’s industrial-chic vibes. Now divided into several units, the garden duplex is available for a long-term lease at $15,000 a month.

The main living room features 12-foot ceilings, an eye-catching steel-beam coffered ceiling with original woodwork, a massive brick fireplace, and built-in shelves. Accordion doors open onto the first floor of the terrace, which has a second level above a detached studio that could be converted into a home office or guest suite. The lower level of the terrace is surrounded by rustic stone walls, the home’s original foundation stone.

Adjacent to the main room is a sleek kitchen with a double Sub-Zero fridge and other top-of-the-line appliances. The flooring throughout is a ceramic from Porcelanosa that’s intended to resemble wood. Central air conditioning runs throughout and there’s a washer and dryer in the first-floor bathroom.

The floors are connected by a staircase with beautifully hand-crafted steel railing. Upstairs are two bedrooms, each with en-suite bathrooms. The apartment is available empty, furnished, or partially-furnished.

The LPC designation report notes the “narrow Italianate house” looks different from its two neighbors but together the three buildings were built for the same man, William Coggill, who was in the wool business. Writer, theologian, and social activist Thomas Merton resided on the second floor while studying for his doctorate in English at Columbia in the late 1930s.

[Listing: 35 Perry Street, Unit GRDNDPLX by Alexander de Bordes of Compass]

[At CityRealty]

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Listing images by Brian Wittmuss of VHT Studios; courtesy of Compass

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