Rarely does an opportunity to buy a gem such as this present itself. Owned and designed by AD100 designer Steven Gambrel, the West Village townhouse has been decorated thoughtfully with bold wallpapers, unique lighting fixtures, and exquisite surfacing materials.
My career began in the real estate corporate finance department of Goldman Sachs. Every step of my career after Goldman involved a major real estate component. But my first love was always residential real estate, including architecture and design. When I decided to make a change in my career, I came back to residential real estate—it had been calling me for a long time.
A two-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath full-floor condo with dedicated parking. PROS: Recently renovated, the loft-like space has three exposures, a turret sitting room and high-end design elements. CONS: The unit is a two-flight walk-up.
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Besides being a gorgeous light-filled three-bedroom (with room for a fourth) corner loft in trendy Tribeca, this $4.95 million condominium at 161 Hudson Street is, as the listing puts it, “the epitome of chic downtown style.”
Tour 150 East 22nd Street with Josh Wesoky and Emily Smith
Spread over five storeys, the townhouse – on the market via Josh Doyle and Joshua Wesoky of Compass for $16.8m – packs in 7,000 sq ft of living space. The old carriage house is now a large garage and separate entertaining space.
“A lot of times in New York, your living space is too small to invite everyone,” Wesoky attests. “But this is really a gathering place, somewhere for family and friends to be together — and always with the New York City skyline as the backdrop.”
The current owners renovated the building in 2006, maintaining the gabled carriage house façade while transforming the rest with glass and steel windows that reach from top to bottom and adding a rooftop terrace that includes a small garden. This stunner is currently on the market for $16.8 million.
The week’s runner-up, at $13,850,000, according to city records, was a fully renovated turn-of-the-last-century townhouse at 21 Perry Street, a prime tree-lined street in the heart of the West Village. Its monthly taxes are $3,653, according to the listing with Compass.
Joshua Wesoky of Compass represented the sellers, the money manager John H. Haley and Anna F. Haley.
Spring in New York City is a splendid sight. Particularly on the romantic side streets of Manhattan’s West Village. And tucked between such neighborhood mainstays as the Village Vanguard and The Waverly Inn, this 19th-century townhouse is the epitome of its enchanting environs.
The Village has clearly achieved high prices over the years, but, whether or not it is still cool is a matter of opinion. “The Village, at least in the eyes of the buyers I work with, is still cool,” says Joshua Wesoky of Compass. “That doesn’t mean it’s cutting edge — it lost that a long time ago to areas like Bushwick and Williamsburg — but it still has a distinctly Bohemian flavour.”