Located in the coveted Far West Village, residence 3WF is the perfect jewel box of a home, perched only two flights up on the top floor of this charming red brick 19th Century building. This junior one-bedroom home with ceiling heights of up to nine feet, has preserved its historic integrity through a meticulous restoration that balances contemporary updates and clean modern lines with authentic old world character.
Exuding pre-war charm are the original wide plank pine floors and extraordinary Italian black and gold Portoro marble fireplace, the centerpiece of the living room. Flanking the fireplace are two deep built-in bookcases for display and storage. Large, new double pane Marvin windows keep out noise and let in abundant light. Adjacent through a sliding translucent door is the bedroom space which features a floral accent wallpapered wall by William Morris and a custom cedar closet. Simple modern ceiling fans complete both rooms.
The renovated kitchen is finished with Beech wood cabinetry, Vermont soapstone countertops, white mosaic backsplash and premium appliances and fixtures, including a Delonghi stove, Liebherr refrigerator, Miele dishwasher and Grohe faucet. The spacious windowed bathroom boasts a rain shower clad in crisp, white subway tile and Kohler fixtures.
This pet friendly building between Washington and Greenwich Streets and moments from the Hudson River is part of a five-building cooperative that surrounds a very special interior landscaped courtyard. Shaded by a 50-foot elm tree, this "secret garden" was previously a horse stable where residents can now seek respite from the hustle and bustle of New York City. Private storage lockers are also available for a small monthly fee.