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Historic Greenwich Village home with glass-enclosed tea room wants $13.5M

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The house dates back to 1848 and comes with eight fireplaces


A lovely Greek Revival townhouse dating back to the 1840s has made its way to the market, asking $13.5 million. The five-bedroom, three-bathroom abode, situated on West 11th Street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues in Greenwich Village, may be 170 years old, but its complete with plenty of contemporary flourishes that pair well with the home’s more historic architectural details.

The entryway leads you to the parlor floor, where there are two elaborately designed wood-burning fireplaces with mantels made from English and French marble; 12-foot-high ceilings, pocket doors, original moldings, and a glass-enclosed Venetian tea room overlooking the garden, with original arched mirrors and a marble fountain.

On the garden floor, you’ll find a fully renovated kitchen that features a Sub Zero refrigerator, a Miele dishwasher, a warming drawer, a pantry, and an entertainment area with a wine refrigerator and second sink. The garden level is also home to a library, as well as two more fireplaces, and access to the backyard.


The upper levels give way to the bedrooms, including the master suite, a media room, a laundry room, four (!) more fireplaces, French doors that lead to Juliet balconies, a “vintage stained glass skylight” on the top floor, and access to the expansive third-floor terrace.

The landscaped backyard encompasses 1,061 square feet and is fully capable of accommodating outdoor dining and entertaining. The basement can be used as a recreation room, a home gym, or whatever else deemed suitable by its future owner.