Located on a picturesque Greenwich Village Gold Coast block, 71 W 11th Street, a home with grand proportions and plenty of character, is now on the market. Built in 1851, modern amenities meet old world charm in this renovated townhouse gem. Welcome home to a beautifully appointed facade and impressive wide stoop. Retaining much of its original Italianate character, the townhouse features a handsome cast iron areaway, stoop railings, and ample double doors with original tile flooring. The sizeable home has five bedrooms, four full bathrooms, and one half bathroom.
When entering the parlor floor one is immediately impressed with the incredible proportions, 11.5 feet ceilings, original hardwood floors, open chefs' kitchen and terrace overlooking the beautiful planted garden. With great flow to the garden through a unique staircase with a double-level door, this is a perfect place to entertain. The kitchen has wine storage, a pull-out pantry, six burner Viking stove and grill with a hood that vents out, Subzero fridge, two drawer freezer, Bosch dishwasher, stainless steel counters, and custom cabinetry. Complete with beautifully designed shutters, a nod to the bygone era, the floor-to-ceiling windows fill the space with light. Other details include a wood burning fireplace with white brick, a beautiful staircase with original railing, and walnut covered iron columns (materials that continue throughout the home). There is a tucked away yet easily accessible half bath near the door to the garden. Perks of the renovation include individually regulated radiators with forced air and a Sonos sound system throughout the home.
Rise to the second floor and arrive at the den landing, a wonderful place to relax or enjoy a book in the center of the townhouse. This special nook has walnut and iron built-in bookcases and a board-formed concrete wood burning fireplace. The back bedroom features an ensuite bathroom with original claw tub and penny tiling. The front bedroom has three large windows overlooking beautiful W 11th Street. There are built-in cabinets and shelves, a wall of bookcases, and a large closet. The second floor has a laundry room with Whirlpool washer dryer and a full bathroom.
The top floor of this home is truly special. Reminiscent of Spanish style architecture, centered around a central terrace, there is incredible indoor/outdoor living as the rooms flow seamlessly to the outdoor space. Enjoy complete privacy with nothing but the sky above you. The terrace boasts greenery, blue stone tile floor, ample space for seating, and a board-formed concrete outdoor shower, and speakers. There is a wet bar with fridge so you can enjoy your drink in the private outdoor oasis with ease. The primary bedroom will wow you with ultra high ceilings, almost 17 feet high, with original beams. There is a gas fireplace and built-in cabinets and drawers in the home's signature walnut and iron. If the central outdoor space is not enough, there is also a back terrace to enjoy the garden views. The ensuite windowed primary bathroom features glass tiles, subway tile floor, glass shower, separate tub, Waterworks fixtures, and Chicago faucets. On the other side of the central terrace is a bedroom facing W 11th Street. There is a gap in the townhouses across the street, allowing for extra light to illuminate the room. Currently used as a home office, there are original beams and exposed brick. A skylight illuminates the staircase.
Gardens are key to any townhouse and this one will not disappoint. The sizable garden, over 40 feet long, has a very special White Ash tree, bamboos on the back wall, and ivy. There is ample space for multiple seating areas and an outdoor grill, an ideal space to entertain or enjoy the outdoors.
Perfect for guests, the garden apartment features a separate entrance, oversized windows overlooking front garden, large living area, separate kitchen, and back bedroom. There are bamboo floors and a vented washer dryer.
A townhouse masterpiece in a prime Greenwich Village location- this one is a must-see!