Enjoy townhouse privacy and co-op convenience in this unrivaled block-through four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom maisonette with a private entrance on a breathtaking West Village block.
This incredibly rare, nearly 2,000 square foot home offers outstanding flexibility thanks to its open, 25-foot-wide footprint. Windows on all four exposures bathe the home with natural light, and a private entrance on Commerce Street and lobby access on Barrow provide incredible convenience. Move right into the current configuration, the result of a meticulous combination and gut renovation by RAAD Studio, or take advantage of the wide-open space to create a West Village dream home to your exact specifications since no walls are structural, allowing for maximum flexibility (see alternate floor plans).
Arrive from the Commerce entrance to find a grand entry vestibule that combines charming original detail and modern steel-and-glass construction. Inside, ceilings soar over wide-plank hardwood floors and painted brick walls. Large living, dining and office areas surround a state-of-the-art open chef's kitchen, setting the stage for a sprawling great room layout, if desired.
Down a long hallway, you'll find a magnificent owner's suite with a massive walk-in closet and an en suite spa bathroom. Three secondary bedrooms, featuring excellent closet space and loft beds, share a full bath. A powder room, in-unit washer and vented dryer, and three-zone HVAC add comfort and ease to this exceptional West Village home.
Located within the Greenwich Village Historic District, 25 Commerce is a handsome brick building constructed in 1909. The boutique, five-unit loft co-op is financially sound with no underlying mortgage. There is just one unit per floor, and key-lock elevator entry and a virtual doorman system add security and safety.
The building's most famous owner was puppeteer Bil Baird, well-known for creating the beloved "The Lonely Goatherd" scene in "The Sound of Music" and thousands of other characters. Baird and his wife purchased the building in 1964, and on the ground floor, he realized his lifelong dream of creating a marionette performance space, named the Bil Baird Theater. The family resided on the fourth floor and ran a filming studio for his puppetry on the second. Bil Baird continued to perform at the theater until his death in 1987.
Located on quintessential tree-lined blocks in the heart of the West Village, this home is surrounded by Downtown's best shopping, dining and nightlife. Washington Square Park and sprawling Hudson River Park provide abundant outdoor space and recreation, and transportation is effortless with 1, A/C/E, B/D/F/M and PATH trains just minutes from your door.