This $9.8M West Village townhouse has historic charm, a literary past and retail opportunity

Posted On Fri, November 22, 2019 By

Posted On Fri, November 22, 2019 By In Cool Listings, West Village 

Photo credit: Dean DeCarlo courtesy of The Corcoran Group.

The single-family townhouse at 409 Bleecker Street in the West Village dates from 1860, and has had the same owner for over 40 years. The Italianate townhouse also had the good fortune of being located in one of the neighborhood’s many charming residential and shopping districts. The current owner is the widow of the late Donald E. Westlake (who also wrote under the pen name Richard Stark), a prolific American writer. The current retail tenant–trendy French fashion label Zadig & Voltaire–contributes $32,000 a month in rental income, which might make the home’s $9.75 million ask seem quite worth it.

409 Bleecker Street, cool listings, west village

The four-story house boasts a suitably grand parlor floor, with the prerequisite high ceilings and a huge living room.

409 Bleecker Street, cool listings, west village

409 Bleecker Street, cool listings, west village

Also on this floor are a dining area and eat-in kitchen, bathroom and a charming terrace.

409 Bleecker Street, cool listings, west village

409 Bleecker Street, cool listings, west village

On the next floor up is a spacious master bedroom with an ensuite bath and adjacent sitting room. Tucked in next door is a bonus room, perfect for use as an office or nursery. On the top floor are two more bedrooms, a sitting room and a full bath.

409 Bleecker Street, cool listings, west village

The storefront below spans 1,000 square feet, and includes ample basement space, a break room and bath. Just across from Abingdon Square, the home faces west for a perfect combination of light and park views.

[409 Bleecker Street by Jane Beal for The Corcoran Group]

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Photo credit: Dean DeCarlo courtesy of The Corcoran Group.

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