Forget about curb appeal, this warm and cozy three-bedroom townhouse built in the 1850s has courtyard appeal. That’s because you can only discover this hidden West Village gem at 5C Carmine Street by walking through its gated entry and into the tranquil–and landmarked–courtyard.
The unique and historic house listed at $4.5M is located directly across the street from the beautifully restored Father Demo Square. Modeled after a traditional piazza in Italy, this lively community gathering place is only steps away should you ever tire of the exquisite seclusion this home’s outdoor spaces afford.
A lovely Dutch door takes you into the inviting parlor floor’s open style kitchen and great room. Here you will find charming details like fieldstone and exposed brick walls, a wood-burning fireplace, and wide-plank pine floors leading out to the delightful brick-enclosed backyard. Savor the moment in your own personal botanical garden filled with roses, azaleas, climbing hydrangeas and other greenery adorning a lovely patio area complete with a picket fence of sorts.
The second floor master suite has its own windowed bath, ample closets, and gorgeous built-ins surrounding another wood burning fireplace. A comfy office overflowing with shelving and a second spacious study give you the flexibility of making this floor a private sanctuary or creating another bedroom.
Personally, we’d take over the third floor’s two additional bedrooms with a Jack-and-Jill windowed bath for our nightly escape. Here you will find not only another fireplace but a stunning wood beam exposed skylight giving you a front row seat to the clouds drifting by or an evening view of the stars.
Once your friends find out about your wonderfully secluded and enchanted hideaway they will clamor for an invite. No worries, as the basement level sitting room with yet another fireplace and a half bath makes the perfect mini-guest suite.
Photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group
Neighborhoods : West Village