You wouldn’t know it from this week’s weather, but the unofficial start of summer is just hours away. We’re on an outdoor spaces kick because of that, and there’s really no need to stop now! Memorial Day is the kickoff to all things summery, meaning warm weather and outdoor entertaining. And if grilling is a part of that for you, then the West Village townhouse at 38 Bethune Street is definitely a dream house. At $14,950,000, this spectacular 5-bedroom house has a lot more to offer than just this lovely deck, but for now, let’s simply enjoy the view, and we’ll see you after the long weekend.
With all the gray skies and bitter winds, we’ve been on a bit of an escapist’s kick lately. And looking ahead to spring, the daydreams of grilling and outdoor picnics with close friends are ramping up. The above photo isn’t helping our workplace productivity, but we had to share it. It comes from one of our favorite townhouses, 38 Bethune Street, in the heart of the West Village. There are two outdoor spaces measuring 1,600 square feet in total, and the house isn’t strictly limited to being a warm-weather fantasy. The $14.95 million townhouse has a wood-burning fireplace out back that can keep everyone toasty, even in February.
A picture is worth a thousand words, but for some properties, a thousand words aren’t enough. For those, we have video. Please enjoy the above clip exploring the spectacular house at 38 Bethune Street, a one-of-a-kind private home located on the type of picturesque block that made the West Village one of New York’s most sought-after neighborhoods. Listed by CORE’s Vickey Barron for $14.95 million, 38 Bethune features 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms, a private garage, wood-burning fireplace, laundry room and finished basement with high ceilings. The outdoors are special as well, with two private outdoor areas totaling 1,600 square feet. The High Line and Hudson River Park are also just a short walk away, but for now let’s keep the focus where it belongs: on this meticulously designed beauty.
It might be too chilly to gather with family and friends out on the 7,000 square feet of outdoor space that comes with this triplex penthouse, but no need to worry: 6,000 square feet of indoor space should do the trick. The spacious and sleek kitchen in this Chelsea masterpiece has ample counter space for cooking one of the longest kitchen islands around, so there’s plenty of room for side dishes. And when everyone needs to take a nap after the feast, 5 bedrooms should cover it. That’s not all though, we’ve got two more Turkey Day treats!
HGTV’s “Selling New York” follows CORE agents as they navigate the country’s most competitive—and compelling—real estate market. Here’s our behind-the-scenes look at Episode 403, which first aired on October 27, 2011. For more SNY epilogues, click here.
In “Trophy Properties” one of New York City’s premier agents, Vickey Barron, made her “Selling New York” debut, showcasing her exquisite $14M West Village townhouse listing at 38 Bethune Street. Known for her creativity and unorthodox marketing strategies, Vickey exhibited an ability to execute an incredibly inventive plan that left a lasting impression on buyers, sellers and viewers alike.
Keep on reading for some exclusive behind-the-scenes information about what didn’t make it into last night’s episode of “Selling New York” and what happened after the cameras stopped rolling!
1) DIY decorating is not as easy as it looks on TV. While staging an apartment is commonplace amongst brokers, Vickey refused to simply place a coffee table, a few paintings and some candles strategically throughout the apartment. Instead, Vickey opted to fully decorate the entire townhouse—on her own dollar! She drove to her favorite furniture store, ABC Carpet & Home, and purchased everything from area rugs to couches. She then hired a private moving company to deliver everything to 38 Bethune, where she stayed up until 4 AM placing furniture and hanging artwork from her own personal collection. Luckily everything fit perfectly into 38 Bethune because her purchases were all final sale.