New York, NY, USA
31 Perry Street
This rare 25-foot wide mixed-use townhouse is located on one of the prettiest tree-lined blocks in Greenwich Village and offers nearly 9,000 square feet of interior space (plus basement) with three bright exposures, a large landscaped roof deck, and tranquil views overlooking historic Perry Street and the magical St John's Gardens. Built in 1901 as a stable and later home to the Perry Street Theater, this unique four-story brick townhouse offers total flexibility and is ideal for live/work, a private foundation, or conversion to a spectacular single-family mansion. The property is in excellent condition throughout with fully updated mechanicals, central air-conditioning, custom double-glazed windows, and a state-of-the-art security system. Truly one-of-a-kind!LAYOUT:GROUND FLOOR: A large entrance vestibule leads to the former theater, now a dramatic double-height event space with 21-foot ceilings, exposed brick walls, original hardwood floors and a built-in bar ideal for staging grand receptions and large-scale events. There are two wrought-iron winding staircases at either end of the room. One staircase leads to the former projection room, currently an enclosed mezzanine overlooking the main space . The other staircase leads to an open balcony with two north facing windows and a large mechanical/storage room. Two additional staircases in the front and rear of the ground floor lead down to the basement level and provide legal egress. Additionally, a door at the back of the ground floor leads out to a small rear yard. There are three entrance doors to the townhouse on the street level; one leads to the event space, one leads to the main building stair, and one leads to the basement.MEZZANINE LEVEL:The front mezzanine is connected to the event space via an internal wrought-iron winding staircase. Formerly the projection room for the theater, this enclosed mezzanine is also accessed from a second floor office which is reached through the main building stair. The rear mezzanine balcony with two north facing windows and separate storage/mechanical room overlooks the event space and is connected to the ground floor via an internal wrought-iron winding staircase. SECOND FLOOR:The second through fifth floors are accessed from the main building vestibule and staircase. The front of the second floor consists of a large south-facing office with beamed-ceilings, maple floors and tranquil views overlooking tree-lined Perry Street. There is a small kitchenette, separate storage closet and access to the front mezzanine projection room overlooking the double-height event space.THIRD FLOOR:The front of the third floor is a large office/conference room with four windows facing south over Perry Street. The rear of the third floor is set up as a large separate office featuring a long entrance foyer, reception area, large renovated eat-in-kitchen, full bathroom, abundant storage closets, and three private offices each with beautiful light and leafy views overlooking the neighboring townhouse gardens.FOURTH FLOOR:The front of the fourth floor is a large sun-drenched room facing south over Perry Street with high ceilings, maple floors and ample storage space. The rear of the fourth floor consists of a dramatic sky-lit open studio space bathed in north and east light and featuring a large renovated kitchen, full bathroom, huge walk-in closet, and a custom winding staircase leading to a large separate penthouse room.FIFTH FLOOR/ROOF TOP STUDIO:A custom sculptural staircase leads up from the fourth floor to a private roof top studio room with bright north and south exposures and direct access to a large roof terrace.ROOF TERRACE:Accessed from both the main building stair and private fifth floor studio, the large roof terrace is decked in IPE wood and offers spectacular views of the surrounding historic district and the city beyond.BASEMENT LEVEL:The enormous basement level has multiple access points and consists of a large open room (formerly the dressing room for the theater), two large public bathrooms, a mechanical room, utility room, and numerous storage closets. There are front and rear staircases that lead up to the ground floor event space as well as a fire staircase which leads directly up to the street.