Ideal townhouse for conversion to a superb family home.
Originally commissioned and built as the New York City estate of industrialist Jay Gould, this well maintained and updated landmark property encompasses five floors and a cellar. Fiorello LaGuardia and many other extraordinary guests and visitors have resided in this singular residence located on a highly revered stretch of prime West Village properties.
From the majestic steps to the front door, an entry alcove with original features leads to an astounding foyer on the parlor floor, with soaring, 4 m ceilings and an elegant, curved staircase. The parlor floor also boasts originally Mr. Gould's Library, 186 м² for living and entertainment.
Soaring windows with original shutters, majestic arches and cornices frame the living, dining and kitchen area, which leads to a large 40 м² private terrace with plantings and enough space for a full complement of furniture perfect for outdoor dining and entertaining.
The second floor is equally charming with 3,35 m ceilings, two fireplaces and a 58 м² terrace overlooking the lower garden, which, with the addition of an exterior staircase, would create a unique and captivating 2 level garden of over 90 м². There are additional fireplaces on the two floors above that can be reopened.
For a single family conversion, the parlor and second floors provide more than 270 м² of living and entertaining space. Adding the top two floors, there is ample space for 5 bedrooms or more, including a full floor master suite. The building can be capped off with an additional rooftop terrace.
Below the grand parlor floor is the English basement, a multi-level 214 м² non retail, community commercial space which can be incorporated into the townhouse as a home spa, screening room and guest suite. Lastly, there is a full cellar for mechanicals and additional storage.
Location and nearby objects
The Jay Gould Mansion is located in the heart of Greenwich Village, just two blocks south of the historic, lovely Washington Square Park. The best in city dining, shopping, culture and nightlife are steps away from the home, and the A/B/C/D/E/F/M, 1 and 6 trains all service this street, placing it strategically with incredible access to the rest of the five boroughs.