66 Charles Street, a 3,000-square-foot townhouse in the West Village, has a long and illustrious history of making its owners money. It sold for $2.5 million in 1998, $3 million in 2002, $3.75 million in 2004, $4.4 million in 2006, and $6.3 million in 2010. Today, it was listed again for $8,695,000, but this time it has an excuse, as it just underwent a complete renovation. The renovation left it very nice and very beige, with highlights including a dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a zen garden, a wavy-patterned wall, and a room containing a large skylight, an exercise bike, and a fireplace, for all those cold winter nights you find yourself biking away in front of a roaring fire. Okay, that room is a little weird, but the rest of it is pretty cool. So, who wants to live in a cool West Village townhouse for a few years and then make two million dollars?
· 66 Charles Street [Sotheby's]