34 West 10th Street
Fifth and Sixth Avenue Greenwich Village
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The sixth floor is the penthouse, complete with wiring for stereo sound both inside and out, and an outdoor fireplace. It provides ample outdoor space with stunning views in all directions.
The fifth floor has not only a guest bedroom and bathroom, but elevator, full kitchen, laundry room and mechanical room.
The fourth floor contains two bedrooms with original 1857 mantelpieces and two charming bathrooms, along with the elevator and the beginning of the modern mahogany banister and staircase that winds its way up to the fifth and sixth floors. A large dome over the stairway, with skylight, dominates the landing of this floor.
The third floor features the master bedroom and study, connected by a spacious bathroom suite. The two fireplaces on this floor are the most beautiful in the house. The stucco friezes in the study have the decorative theme of musical instruments: flutes and trumpets, a small bird singing its way out of a birdcage. The two window seats in the bedroom are flooded with light for reading, and the unusually detailed molding complements the graceful mantelpiece.
On the parlor level, or second floor, the main entertaining floor, the ceilings are thirteen feet high, and the original fireplace in the living room (front room) is matched by an exact reproduction in the dining room (rear). Between these extraordinary rooms is a wide landing, off of which is a jewel-box of a powder room, a full service area and bar, and elevator. Kitchen has a Wolf Stove, Subzero Refridgerator and Miele Oven
The main entrance of the house leads to a study with built-in bookshelves to the right, a powder room, elevator, and spacious family room, complete with kitchen island and scullery in what originally was the formal dining room of the 1857 house.
- Approx. Sq. Ft.8,000
- Alarm system
- Decorative fireplaces
- Gas fireplaces
This townhouse is one of ten that were built in 1857, now called "Renwick Row," one of the most beautiful in all of New York City. The ten brownstones are connected by a wrought iron balcony and similar detailing of the facade. Their design is attributed to James Renwick, Jr., the architect of St. Patrick's Cathedral and the original building of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., as well as Grace Church on 10th Street. In fact, Renwick's name appears on a title deed in the Municipal Archives, as a former owner of 34 West 10th Street. This block of 10th Street retains a higher percentage of the original houses than almost any block in New York, some dating from the 1830s, each with an unusually rich and interesting history. Many have been beautifully restored, and the view from each of the windows of number 34 is an exceptionally lovely one. The unobstructed view of the Empire State Building lit in different colors each night from the penthouse is unparalleled. The owners of the house have spent the past six years lovingly restoring it, working with renowned architect, Steven Harris.
Additional features of this building include: Triple Mint Condition, 5 Zone CAC, Hard Wood Floors, New Renovation, Roof Terrace, South Facing Garden, Pre War Details, 13 Foot Ceilings on Parlor Floor, and Elevator.
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If you’re new to Greenwich Village, and you’re walking along admiring its townhouses and co-ops, the spot where West Fourth Street crosses West Tenth Street might cause you to scratch your head a little. Even the Village’s most modern luxury condos get a bit of European charm from the meandering, tree-lined streets, leftovers from the 19th century, when Greenwich Village was new development, started up before the city’s grid plan.