New York, NY, USA
17 GROVE ST
This country style home sits in the heart of the West Village and is one of the most recognizable private residences in the city. Originally built in 1822, it is the oldest remaining wood frame house in Greenwich Village. With its clapboard siding, detailed cornice, window shutters, and 3 exposures this house stands out in one of the most exquisite and architecturally historic neighborhoods. The interior is outstanding as well, with original woodwork, rough-hewn beams, wide pine floorboards, brick flooring and large rooms that feel grand yet comfortable. Though rich in history and charm this special home has modern conveniences including central air and an elevator. The parlor floor has a large living room with a wood burning fireplace, a half bath, and windows overlooking Bedford and Grove Streets. The huge eat-in kitchen features a giant hearth which houses an oversize Viking range, a walk-in pantry and ample room to cook and entertain. The master suite on the second floor has a roomy bedroom, a 5 piece ensuite bath and a large sunny sitting room with another wood burning fireplace. Two king-sized bedrooms are on the top floor each with a walk-in closet and bathroom. Below the main level is a finished full height basement with a library, rec room, laundry room, half bath, and a mechanical room. Underneath it all is a tunnel that once acted as a direct passage to Chumley's, the famous prohibition-era speakeasy. It doesn't stop there. Across the backyard is a separate 2 story house with its own entrance and address. 100 Bedford Street has a lovely open living room with a gas fireplace, full kitchen, banquette dining area, and a half bath on the first level. Upstairs there is an office, a bedroom, a full bath and lots of built-in storage. This house is perfect for guests, relatives, running a business, or as a rental unit.This special property offers a truly rare opportunity.