A renter gets the best of both worlds at this West Village apartment: a modern duplex with lofty, white interiors set in a historic, 1848 Greek Revival building along a cobblestone street. The building in question is 288 West 12th Street, a five-floor, eight-unit co-op. This particular three-bedroom can be rented for a cool $15,000 a month. Over 1,525 square feet, there are details like a wood-burning fireplace, 18-foot ceilings, and customized closets, not to mention access to a 350-square-foot private garden space.
The lower level holds the lofty living room, with massive windows that overlook the private garden. There’s also a wood-burning fireplace, adding a historic touch to the space.
A wide arched entryway separates the living room from the massive eat-in kitchen. Fit for a chef, it was finished with top-of-the line appliances and a smartly designed pantry and storage space. A decorative fireplace with some exposed brick remains alongside built-in shelving.
There’s one bedroom on the lower level, which comes with a skylight and direct access to the garden. But the two main bedrooms are located on the duplex’s upper level. The master, located off the entrance lobby, boasts another wood-burning fireplace and lots of custom closet space. The second bedroom overlooks the grand living room and garden.
The full bathroom on the upper floor features a deep soaking tub and rain shower.
Finally, here’s a peek at the unit’s private garden. Some historic cobblestone details remain–just like the cobblestoned West 12th Street out the front door–and a high fence with greenery offers plenty of privacy. Seems like the perfect, peaceful oasis right in the center of the West Village.
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Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Neighborhoods : West Village