On the market for the first time in 30 years, this cherished townhouse provide s the perfect combination of unparalleled West Village location, charming historic detail, and a unique opportunity for a buyer seeking a downtown property to make his or her own dream home. Built in 1842 and nestled on one of the most desirable residential blocks in New York City, this handsome three-story brick structure welcomes visitors with original, Greek revival elegance. From the serene tree-lined street, elaborately wrought cast iron railings lead to an entrance framed with period details — such as pa neled pilasters, sidelight windows, and a three-paned transom. Inside, three working fireplaces, gracious ceiling heights, and original wide plank floors, distinguish a 20'broad space that stands open to endless possibilities. In its current 3-bedroom, 2½-bath configuration, the approximately 400-square-foot, third floor master bedroom features a fireplace and skylights. Subject to LPC approval (Landmarks Preservation Commission), the home's air rights increase the transformative options. Two bedrooms and the dining room look south over the building's own multi-tiered, 20'rear deck-garden. With its aged-brick background full of character and a vista of neighboring outdoor spaces, this lush, plant-lover's delight invites both tranquil reflection and impressive entertaining. The generously proportioned cellar currently houses laundry and storage rooms and, with 7'high ceilings, offers a wealth of possible uses for the future owner. Today among Manhattan's most sought-after residential areas, Bethune Street is named for Johanna Graham Bethune, the philanthropist who opened the city's first school for ”young ladies“ — and founded the New York Orphan Asylum with Mrs. Alexander Hamilton. Located between Greenwich and Washington Streets, this jewel box is just a block away from the recreational pleasures of the Hudson River Greenway, and is equally close to the many dining, entertainment, and shopping pleasures of the West Village. Rich in history, detail, outdoor space, and potential — this very special property stands ready for the right buyer to realize its value, and to see it into the next of its storied generations.
Townhome - Manhattan, New York City, State of New York, USA
3 bedrooms 2 separate bathrooms
- 2 combination bathrooms
- 1 separate lavatory