17 Minetta Street, Greenwich Village
Sold Price: $5,676,000
Date Closed: 11/12/2014
Sold & Closed Located on a private mews in Greenwich Village, this extraordinary 19th century Federal townhouse was renovated in 2008 by two of New York's leading architects and designers, Zhenya Merkulova and Alan Tanksley, and is in mint condition. The home is accessed through a gated mews which leads to a private garden along the rear of the building that has been transformed into a wall of windows, while the front facade maintains its traditional character. The four story edifice with a full basement has exposures on three sides, creating a sunny and inviting space. The modernist interiors are grounded by a stunning metal semi-oval staircase featuring lit pictographs reminiscent of civil-war era daguerreotypes. An open floor plan encompasses the living, dining and kitchen areas. The master floor boasts extensive closet space and an exquisite spa-like bathroom with a fireplace. The house is currently configured with three en-suite bedrooms, an office and a den. Architectural details include floor-to-ceiling windows, seven working fireplaces and a most impressive combination of glass, metal and wood. Additionally, there is a powder room, a nicely planted roof terrace and central air. The mechanicals and building systems are all updated. A very special home in a great location.
Real Estate Taxes: $44,667/year