This $2M garden flat in Margaret Mead’s former home is the picture of cozy West Village charm
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On a postcard-perfect West Village street among the neighborhood’s historic brownstones, this garden co-op at 72 Perry Street is a rare chance to live a bohemian dream not often found in today’s New York City. Asking $1,995,000, the two-bedroom home in a restored townhouse has a landscaped private back garden as the almost-too-good-to-be-true addition to the elegance of its interior living spaces. The boutique co-op building is known as Mead House in honor of one-time resident Margaret Mead. The famous anthropologist lived in the townhouse with her husband Gregory Bateson and other colleagues from 1941 to 1955.
On the market for the first time in 40 years, the home’s two bedrooms are joined by a large central living space, a renovated kitchen and bath, and luxurious materials and finishes throughout. One of the most covetable perks of this downtown hideaway is a leafy rear garden surrounded by mature trees and greenery.
Make a daily ritual of stepping out into a private oasis that feels far from the surrounding city. Back inside the home’s main living space, a wood-burning fireplace offers all-season charm.
The same understated luxury can be found in the renovated kitchen with stone worktops, stainless steel appliances, and pale mosaic wall tiles. Throughout the apartment are pristine hardwood floors and custom closets.
Bedrooms offer more tranquility, done in pale hues and, in the case of the rear chamber, surrounded by the greenery of the private garden. A large bathroom is yet another sanctuary, with a soaking tub, Spanish-style stone tiling, and a walk-in shower.
The brownstone co-op offers basement storage and a shared washer and dryer. A part-time superintendent looks after the maintenance of common areas.
[Listing details: 72 Perry Street #GARDEN at CityRealty]
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