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26 Bank St - West Village - Meatpacking District, New York
Bountiful Elegance. Located on the most desirable block in Greenwich Village, this extraordinary single family home offers everything one dreams of in a Village house. Celebrated West Village Block, exquisite scale, flawless condition, suffused with light, three south facing terraces and tamed landscaped gardens both north and south. This is a singular and exceptional offering.
Bathed in sunlight this gloriously sunny home was designed by noted architect Basil Walter and is an enchanting mix of grand and practical; open plan and intimate; English and American; distinguished and whimsical. Very rare is the intelligence and warmth that has gone into its creation.
As you enter thru the front garden and up the stoop you are welcomed into a fabulous grand open parlor with wood burning fireplace and floor to ceiling windows and doors that open onto the south facing terrace overlooking the garden. On this floor there is also formal entry hall, closets, a powder room and a stunning sitting room lined with seventeenth-century wood paneling and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the tree-lined street. An extraordinary feature of the house is the fabulous sweeping elliptical stair that bathes the house in light from above and creates a graceful flow throughout.
The garden level offers a family room overlooking the front garden, an inviting dining room and delightful family chef's kitchen with a wall of glass doors opening onto the verdant south facing garden.
On the upper floors there is a divine and peaceful master suite with a wood burning fireplace and a wonderful south terrace, 3 marvelous bedrooms and 2 additional baths.
Perched on top is an incredible glass and steel atelier addition. This inspirational studio/ office / library, was inspired by Maison de Verre in Paris. The south wall cantilevers open with the touch of an extraordinary hand crank (easily manipulated) giving on to a third south facing terrace. In addition there is a dramatic steel stair that leads to the very top with unmatched views of the landmarked West Village.
This home has been painstakingly built by artisans and great care has been taken to every details of the house. The history and integrity of this house remain, enhanced by the addition of state of the art modern day amenities and superb condition. This Marvelous home was featured in "House and Garden" in 2015.
This listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman
575 MADISON AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY 10022. 212. 891.7000 © 2018 DOUGLAS ELLIMAN REAL ESTATE. ALL MATERIAL PRESENTED HEREIN IS INTENDED FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY. WHILE, THIS INFORMATION IS BELIEVED TO BE CORRECT, IT IS REPRESENTED SUBJECT TO ERRORS, OMISSIONS, CHANGES OR WITHDRAWAL WITHOUT NOTICE. ALL PROPERTY INFORMATION, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO SQUARE FOOTAGE, ROOM COUNT, NUMBER OF BEDROOMS AND THE SCHOOL DISTRICT IN PROPERTY LISTINGS SHOULD BE VERIFIED BY YOUR OWN ATTORNEY, ARCHITECT OR ZONING EXPERT. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY. CalBRE# 01947727