A renovated 2,560-square-foot townhouse built in 1899 has hit the market for $6.25 million. The four-story single-family house is located at 58 Downing Street, and it's got all the qualities of a serious West Village charmer: cute street name, a wood-burning fireplace, "hand-scraped" walnut floors, exposed beam ceilings, restored original details, and a lovely private garden landscaped with slate pavers. An English basement holds the kitchen?outfitted with top of the line stainless steel appliances, obviously?and a dining area with a full brick hearth. The master suite encompasses the entire third floor, while the top floor holds two additional bedrooms and a skylit family room that has a full-service wet bar.
Since 1996, the house has sold four times. In '96, it sold for just $395,000, then two years later, it sold for more than triple that, $1.325 million. It changed hands again in 2001, and the current owner/seller bought it in 2007 for $3.8 million. StreetEasy shows the owner as some guy named Ian Bremmer, who, according to the Internet, is the president and founder of Eurasia Group.
· Listing: 58 Downing Street [Elliman via StreetEasy]