** Brand New to Market ** Greenwich Village / Gold Coast: experience the space and privacy of a sophisticated townhouse coupled with the amenities of a full-service, white-glove building. This unique, duplex maisonette in the prestigious Gold Coast of Lower Fifth Avenue in Greenwich Village is a 3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom home, full of custom design details and featuring classic Pre-War architectural elements with contemporary flair. The home offers hardwood Brazilian rosewood and white oak floors, arched doorways, traditional wainscoting, three gas fireplaces, and beamed and coffered ceilings. The dramatic two-story Living Room boasts soaring ceilings (approx. 18 foot high), with a second floor wrap-around atrium balcony lined with bookshelves and three lovely window seats that overlook tree-lined Fifth Avenue and 11th Street.
A graceful, curved oak staircase in a long central hall between two entrance foyers–one off the lobby and the other, a private entrance off Fifth Avenue–leads up to the second level. Upstairs there is an open, newly-renovated, windowed kitchen featuring granite countertops, abundant Woodcraft cabinets, a stone backsplash, and high-end stainless-steel appliances, including a Subzero Refrigerator with separate dual-drawer freezer, Miele Oven, Bosch Range and Hood, and a Miele Dishwasher. The kitchen also offers a beautiful and serene view over the building’s private gardens and adjacent church.
The sunny Master Bedroom features wainscoting, coffered ceilings, and a charming gas fireplace. The en-suite Bath offers Kohler fixtures, dual mirrored medicine cabinets, and abundant storage. The second bedroom is bright and cheery with two windows and beamed ceilings. The third bedroom, currently used as an office, also has en-suite Bath and decorative gas fireplace, as well as handsome custom wood cabinetry.
Throughout the home, modern touches include abundant storage with three oversized closets, a massive walk-in closet with an industrial mechanical clothing rack, a Miele washer/dryer, and recessed and track lighting with a state-of-the-art Lutron lighting system.
As a bonus, the home also comes with a separate windowed office overlooking the elegant garden.
The majestic 40 Fifth Avenue — 1929 Neo-Georgian building designed by Van Wart and Wein, with consultation by famed Beaux-Arts architects McKim, Mead & White — is situated within the Greenwich Village Historic District. Constructed in limestone, terracotta, and brick, the handsome edifice is decorated by iron balconies and crowned by a distinctive loggia and cupola. Residents enjoy full-time doorman service and elevator operators, a live-in superintendent, laundry, storage, and a newly appointed garden.
Just three blocks between stately Washington Square Park and bustling Union Square Park with its year-round Farmer’s Market, Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods, the building’s location is convenient to everywhere (with eight Express Subways; 4, 5, 6, L, N, R, Q, W trains) and offers a vibrant only-in-New York mix of Greenwich Village / Union Square / Flatiron / Gramercy restaurants, shopping, culture, and entertainment practically at your door step!