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Three of a Kind: The Villages

Featured Properties // Jun 21, 2012

The East Village, Greenwich Village and the West Village have their own distinct personalities, but the boundaries between them tend to be elastic (or downright invisible, to some people), and together these neighborhoods collectively create one dynamic and vibrant downtown scene — each with charms and attractions that bolster the other two. Here are our favorite properties from the three downtown neighborhoods that make up the Villages.

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Where: 11 Fifth Avenue, #20K
Size: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
Asking: $2,650,000
Listed by: Vickey Barron

This apartment represents everything that lower Fifth Avenue, affectionately referred to as downtown’s Gold Coast, represents. A spacious two-bedroom in the lauded and full-service Brevoort, this co-op unit has a massive living and dining area with expansive views. Grand, elegant, and almost bringing an uptown feel down to Greenwich Village, this is a perfect example of white-glove living in a downtown setting.

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Where: 18 Jones Street
Size: 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms
Asking: $6,500,000
Listed by: Vickey Barron

Boutique shops, world-class restaurants and access to Hudson River Park make the Village special, but the tree-lined streets dotted by rows of classic townhouses are what make it so desirable for buyers. This home on Jones Street, on the Greenwich Village/West Village border, is a 21-foot-wide, Greek Revival masterpiece that is perfect for someone who desires a historic home with modern touches — and room to expand.

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Where: 425 East 13th Street, #PH
Size: 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
Asking: $3,990,000
Listed by: Elizabeth Kee and Lindsee Silverstein

This duplex penthouse in the East Village’s A Building has become so iconic that it now represents the new face of the East Village: young, modern, fun, and unapologetically creative. Balancing high-end design with a bit of whimsy and quirkiness, this luxury condo has to be on any “Best Of” list. And with 2,700 square feet, this place can handle any pragmatic needs the buyer has as well. But please, leave the slide.