40 West 11th Street
Built in 1840, for sale for the first time in nearly 30 years, this 21’ – 8” wide Greek Revival townhome sits perfectly on one of the Gold Coast’s most coveted tree-lined townhouse blocks. Flanked by picturesque townhomes on both sides, #40 offers four renovated stories plus a cellar set on a lot nearly 95’ deep with a Southern facing garden. The location simply cannot be rivaled, as West 11th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues is one of the few Greenwich Village blocks to have retained its history and protected a contiguous line of 21 houses, avoiding high-rise development.
Structurally sound, the house has been perfectly maintained since its renovation in 1993. Entering the home from atop a grand stoop, one is welcomed into a triple parlor with a two-story rear extension, offering enough space to house living, dining and kitchen. This parlor floor with 2 wood-burning fireplaces boasts 10’ ceilings which have been dropped for central air and lighting but could be restored to their grander original height. There is ample storage and a gracious powder room. The sky-lit, well-appointed kitchen with radiant heated floors faces the Southern garden and opens out onto a generous rear deck which steps down to the lushly landscaped garden. The garden floor is comprised of a bedroom with en-suite bath, a den with woodburning fireplace, laundry room and a sunken gym/recreation space which also has access to the garden through sliding glass doors.
The second floor is home to the primary suite with ample storage, two walk-in closets, a decorative mantle, en-suite bathroom and a private terrace overlooking the garden. A second bedroom completes the floor. Above, the sky-lit third floor offers another bedroom and bathroom along with a writer’s studio which can be kept as is or converted into another bedroom.
The cellar is dry and finished and used primarily for storage and mechanicals. The house runs on gas and offers 3 zones of central air. Inclusive of the cellar, the home measures in at 5,264 sq. ft. gross – exterior wall- to exterior wall inclusive of Cellar.
Also available as a combination with neighboring homes 38 and/or 36 West 11th Street.