See Inside This 1833 West Village Townhouse, Now Asking $5.975 Million

Posted On Mon, July 4, 2016 By

Posted On Mon, July 4, 2016 By In Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Interiors, West Village 

232 West 10th Street is a brick townhouse in the West Village, constructed way back in 1833. The builder was John C. Blauvelt, who was earning a living as a cartman and built his home “typical of the Federal-style homes being built at the time” according to Daytonian in Manhattan. All these years later the brick facade has remained remarkably in tact. And now that it’s on the market, asking nearly $6 million, we can take a peek inside the well-preserved interior, too.

232 west 10th street, townhouse, west village, living room

232 west 10th street, townhouse, west village, living room

Although it was built as a single-family home, the configuration has changed and now holds a one-bedroom rental on the garden floor, an owner’s apartment on the upper two floors, and an office space in the basement. The listing suggests that the townhouse could use an upgrade, but we’re smitten with the details that have survived the test of time: six different fireplaces, the original 9-inch plank floors and ceiling beams.

232 west 10th street, townhouse, west village, bedroom

232 west 10th street, townhouse, west village, bedroom

The garden-floor rental holds a living room, bedroom and deck. Then the owners duplex above has three more bedrooms.

232 west 10th street, townhouse, west village, bedroom

232 west 10th street, townhouse, west village, deck, garden

Our favorite room of the house is the third floor bedroom, which has its very own private terrace. Just look at those original window panes lining the wall! A working wood-burning fireplace, surrounded by brick, brings you right back to 1833.

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The third-floor terrace looks down upon the cute garden below. It’s cozy, low-key and has a nice historic vibe, just like this special townhouse.

[Listing: 232 West 10th Street by the Jim Farah Team for Compass]

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