36 West 10th Street
10 & Fifth Greenwich Village
Nearby Subway Stations
The front section of this floor is devoted to more offices and there is a marble mantle in one of the front rooms. The rear apartment has been renovated and is used by the housekeeper.
This floor is accessed from the building's central staircase. The owner is using the front section as offices which contain another original marble mantle and a bathroom. There is a one bedroom rent controlled apartment in the rear for which the tenants pay $982 per month.
The master bedroom with its ample built-in closets, a modern bathroom and a rear sitting room are all located on this floor. The master bedroom runs the entire width of the building and is the optimum place to get a sense of the phenomenal proportions of the house.
Traditionally this floor with its 12 foot ceilings was reserved for grand entertaining and typically was divided into Front and Rear Parlors. Currently the space has been set up with a series of children's bedrooms with a renovated bath in the middle of the space and another interior staircase. An original marble mantle with carved feet remains in the front section, as do floor-to-ceiling French Windows that open up to the balcony which stretches across all the Renwick Row homes.
This is the primary entrance into the townhouse. The owner's quadriplex, as well as the central staircase can be accessed from the large entry foyer. Inside the residential quarters in the rear section of this floor, there is a dining room and a deluxe kitchen with a professional range. The front room, originally used as a reception area for visitors to the home, is currently a study with a marble mantle, from which an interior stair case leads up to the bedroom levels.
Exposed brick walls line a large family room which leads out to a southern garden. The room contains built-in bookshelves, a woodburning fireplace and a distinct children's play area. There also is a full bathroom on this floor as well as a laundry room, separate dark room and the building's mechanicals.
- Approx. Sq. Ft.8,500
- Alarm system
- Cable ready
- High-speed internet
- Staff room
- Multi-floor laundry
- Original detail
- Private storage
- Wood-burning fireplace
Greenwich Village has a storied history and no place exemplifies its splendor more than West 10th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. The New York Times has dubbed this "the most beautiful block in New York City." The crowning glory of this stunning street is a group of ten Anglo-Italianate townhouses all of which were built in 1856 and connected by a continuous cast iron balcony on their respective facades. These prized trophy properties allegedly were designed by Smithsonian Architect James Renwick Jr., from whom they derive the name "Renwick Row. Townhouse living is very flexible in terms of the inherent ability to adapt to the lifestyle of a given owner; and, as would be expected, 36 West 10th Street has had many alterations over the past 157 years. Nonetheless, this substantial 8,500 foot home retains its grand proportions. The current residents occupy the lion's share of the house as 3 separate areas: a contiguous 4-story residence, a multi-floor office and a housekeeper's apartment. There also is a one bedroom rent controlled unit; however, the seller has advised the house can be delivered vacant. Stepping inside the building one immediately feels its history. Many original details remain, as does the bulk of a former elevator shaft. The most outstanding feature is the unique extra wide staircase on which the carved newel posts and original banister are largely intact. This distinctive stairway is waiting to be modeled into your own paradise!
Additional features of this building include: Private backyard garden, Original Wide Staircase & Banister, Original Claw Foot Mantle on Parlor Floor, and Empire State Building Views from Higher Floors.
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Downtown Central, from Houston Street to 14th Street, from the Bowery to Seventh Avenue.
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.