183-185 West 4th Street
Provenance, Proportion, and Perfection: First time on the market in 22 years!
There are a pair of little houses in the West Village that have always intrigued passers by: 183 and 185 West 4th Street. Industrialist and art collector Armand Hammer made the place his home in the bohemian Greenwich Village of the 1920s. Today, masterfully restored by renowned architectural team Fairfax & Sammons, these two historic structures have been combined to create a singularly magical retreat.
In the neotraditional mode, the home welcomes you into the elegance of an earlier age, completely updated to 21st century standards. The Fairfax & Sammons signature style is evident in every room, on every surface, and everywhere the eye falls is a delight.
Entering the home, the space seems larger on the inside than it appears from outside. This is no slight-of-hand — merely intelligent design. The architects have applied the Golden Ratio throughout, making for pleasing, harmonious proportions in all the rooms. This cozy bijou of an urban cottage has the comfortable feel of a much larger home.
A dramatic double-height living room creates a remarkable entertaining space. Two very private bedrooms, an enchanting garden, and masterful finishes throughout make this thoughtfully composed space a unique and wonderful home.
'Must be seen' is an overused term in real estate, but it applies here.
A rare opportunity to live in a pristine and serene work of architectural art. This very special property awaits a very special buyer.