DNA InfoApril 19, 2014815 Greenwich Street, Apt. 5D, West Village, Manhattan
1 Bedroom/1 Bath
Approximately 550 square feet
Maintenance: $914 per month
Open House: Saturday, April 19, 2-4 p.m.
Lowdown: The current owners had not planned on selling this West Village one-bedroom until a short-term job move turned out to be more permanent, said John Harrison, of CORE. Saturday is the first official open house.
Even though selling was not planned ahead of time, the owners had already completed some renovation work, including updating the kitchen and staining the floor a nice dark shade. The built-in cabinets on the wall in the living room, made by an architect friend, are staying, but they’re easy to remove, Harrison noted.
There’s also a skylight in the bathroom, which “reminds you that you are in the ‘penthouse apartment,’ if you will," he said of the top floor unit. “You feel like you are in this light and airy apartment.”
The 20-unit co-op allows subletting, but “the building is not looking for investors,” Harrison said.
Location: Though on a “quiet and quaint” block in the West Village, the apartment also is in close proximity to the “glamour and buzz” of the Meatpacking District, with “a lot happening in that portion of the Village,” Harrison said. Nearby subways along 14th Street include the A, C, E and L at Eighth Avenue and the 1, 2, and 3 trains at Seventh Avenue.
Why put it on your open house calendar? This is a “turnkey” home that needs “absolutely no work whatsoever,” Harrison said.
Prospective buyers “looking for the quaint charm of the West Village” yet who also want to be near to “every major activity that somebody could enjoy, should see this place.”