Located on a prime Gold Coast block in the landmarked neighborhood of Greenwich Village, a beautiful and historic home is now on the market. This Greek Revival townhouse was built in 1848 by Josiah Dodge, and the deed has only changed hands five times in 170 years. The faade was modified in the 1920s in the Italianate style, adding elegant ironwork and french doors, and giving the house a unique stature. Many of the architectural details are stunningly intact, making this home a valuable testament to not one but two genres of New York City townhouse architecture.This 21.5 wide home features five bedrooms, three full baths, and one half bath. Situated mid-block on a quiet street, the home is a true sanctuary. The house sits on a 103 lot and includes an expansive 50-foot north-facing garden with large trees including a flowering magnolia and maple. Surrounded by other townhouse gardens, enjoy full privacy in the beautifully landscaped space, an outdoor oasis in the heart of the city. Complete with a gas line for a grill, the garden is perfect for relaxing, dining outdoors, and entertaining. The family room and kitchen are on the garden floor, with a wall of windows to the ceiling, filling the space with light and creating the feeling of indoor-outdoor living. Double glass doors lead to the garden. The renovated kitchen has a Sub Zero refrigerator, Miele dishwasher, Thermador 36" gas range, Dacor electric convection oven, warming drawer, and microwave. There is also an entertainment area with a wine refrigerator and second sink. The ground floor has a separate gated entrance under the stoop.The large stoop leads to an impressive entryway. Walk in and be wowed by the double parlor with 12-foot high ceilings, original moldings, columns, and pocket doors. The Venetian tearoom, most likely dating from the 1920s, has original arched mirrors, an arts and crafts tile floor, and a beautiful marble fountain on the east wall. Enclosed with glass, it is a truly special place to sit and enjoy the garden views. The master bedroom has french doors leading to Juliet balconies, flooding the space with southern light. The master suite floor includes a bath, home office, and den. Step out on the terrace into the treetops and you will feel like you have left the city! A vintage stained glass sky light illuminates the staircase leading to the top floor, which consists of a media room or kids playroom, two bedrooms, bath, and large laundry room/home gym. One of the bedrooms has the bath en suite and a wrought iron balcony. Original details and charm prevail throughout this distinctive home. There are eight fireplaces, three of which are fully lined for wood burning, and one which is gas. William H Jackson appraised several of the mantels and determined that they installed them when the home was built. The mantels are rendered in gorgeous English and French marble, some with richly detailed inlays. In addition, there are beautiful oak parquet floors, a nod to the homes past era. Modern conveniences include central air conditioning controlled in four zones, a security system and up-to-date fiber optics. The townhouse is featured in Bricks and Brownstones, Charles Lockwoods book which chronicles the homes of Greenwich Village. A rare opportunity to own a piece of New York City history in a prime location, this townhouse is a truly unique and special place to call home. Our alternate floor plan reflects various possibilities to expand this home including a gym in the basement, two-story extension in the back, and a roof deck.