From Seventh Avenue South to the lush Esplanade bordering the Hudson River is the West Village. The neighborhood has retained its reputation as a cultural destination for over a century, and has been a home to Edgar Allen Poe , to Willem de Kooning, to Joan Michell, to Oliver Sachs, and Meryl Streep among many others. Alongside the 6 mile Esplanade sits the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Highline, and the cobbled side streets enjoy grand dining, small cafes, boutiques and bookstores.
279 West 4th Street is located among these treasures. Cool and sleek, and in "move-in" condition, this extraordinary 1869 single family townhouse is a marriage of minimalism and warmth. With four floors plus the cellar, there is a joyous sense of home throughout, and exquisitely so.
One enters the parlor floor into a loft-like modern space, looking onto a giant picture window of gardens, trees and Village homes. The traditional staircase leads up to four sunlit bedrooms of generous proportions, or downstairs to the large fabulously modern kitchen with Subzero refrigerator, Miele Futura Diamond dishwasher, Viking six burner stove, stainless ultra-long and wide countertop, and brilliant hidden storage all around. Astounding! A lovely small but sunny patio with gas grill completes this English basement.
The earthen green roof has been transformed into a meadow (with an outdoor kitchen!), beautiful and energy saving as well!