If you have boatloads of money and you like patriotic music, zen gardens, and metal-encased fireplaces, have we got the place for you! The Real Deal reports that the newly renovated and converted townhouse at 80 Washington Place hit the market for $31.5 million, making it the most expensive townhouse for sale in Greenwich Village. Originally built in 1839, the house has been with the current owner's family since the 1970s, but famed composer and conductor John Philip Sousa bought the it back in 1919. For those unfamiliar with late Romantic era music, Sousa wrote such patriotic hits as "Semper Fidelis," the official march of the Marines, and "The Stars and Stripes Forever," our nation's national march. Fun dinner party trivia, no?
On to the details: the 7-floor house has a gourmet kitchen, a catering kitchen, a wine room, media center, bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, a full-floor master, a home spa and fitness center, a billiard room, a rooftop terrace, and a private zen garden. Don't forget the decorative water feature that runs down the former coal chute.
We'll let the brokerbabble paint the picture:
As you enter, a 'bridge' of wide wooden planks carries you in, while the lush green of the garden beckons you in the distance. Anchoring the first floor, the proper and truly elegant gourmet kitchen includes a designated space for a large family table, ideal for intimate family gatherings.The pièce de résistance of this floor is the double-height living room with grand metal encased fireplace, which opens to a private garden, allowing light to flood through two stories of windows.The living spaces sound nice, but really this home was made for entertaining: The rooftops offer a quintessential urban oasis for elegant entertaining or pure relaxation. Included on this level are a lush lounge area, a mini kitchen that facilitates effortless entertaining, and beautiful landscaping that sets the stage for luxurious summer days and nights in the city with a beautiful view of the Empire State Building. [..] The billiard room stands apart as an exceptional setting in which to unwind. With the downstairs kitchen in close proximity, this room accommodates all of the essentials for a late night of entertaining or an enjoyable afternoon with friends and family. [...] The wine cellar will not only showcase your collection, but its adjoining tasting lounge offers a space to host guests, or to just relax with a bottle of your favorite vintage.So, is it worth $31.5 million or will it meet the pricechopper?
· Townhouse once home to John Philip Sousa is listed for $31.5M [TRD]
· Listing: 80 Washington Place [Douglas Elliman]