Welcome to the dancefloor, 64 Perry Street: the 1866 West Village rowhouse entered the sales market yesterday, with a New York Times feature following in this morning's edition. 64 Perry has been on a wacky and wild ride through the Village's cultural history, with guest spots from fashion personality Tim Gunn (who lived in a top-floor apartment there for 16 years) and Carrie Bradshaw, HBO's fictional fashion plate who has, for better or worse, been burned into the collective consciousness. Though the facade of neighboring #66 was used during the majority of filming for Sex and the City, Gunn reports that the plainer facade of the $8.5 million townhouse served as the original inspiration, in part because of its fabulous owners, one of whom established the interior design graduate department at Pratt.
The home has been owned by only two families since it was built, and an "abundance" of original detail remains, including "original hardwood flooring, ornate moldings, 6 fireplaces with marble mantels and a handsome stoop with front courtyard." Gunn's 1.5-bedroom interior apartment shown on the fourth floor, at right.
· On Carrie Bradshaw’s Block, Romance Over 6 Decades [New York Times]
· Listing: 64 Perry Street [Corcoran]