Completed in 1826, 250 W 10th Street, located in the very heart of New York’s vibrant West Village, is a world unto its own complete with high-gloss black doors, parcel-gilt furniture, a mirror or reflective surface at every turn, polychromed rooms one after the other, everything sleek, shiny, delicate—a sharp contrast to the hustle and bustle located just on the other side of the boxwoods and royal blue entry gate.
Once through the home’s elevated threshold, you are welcomed into a light, bright Greek keyed vestibule in crisp blue and white. Once inside the hall proper, a reception room in a wonderfully stormy high-gloss blue-grey paneling and golden accents sets the true tone of the house; welcome to the center stage, your true home—can’t you feel the warmth of the lime lights below?
The daylit basement is a sea of honed stone, stainless steel, and high-gloss blue cabinetry. I am delighted that the primary dining space is located within the kitchen, for, not only does this make sense from a practical standpoint, yet it also helps temper the elegance and sophistication of the materials by placing them within a heavily domestic and high-traffic space, thereby creating a wonderful world of one’s own in the middle of Manhattan.
The main entertaining level of the home, located on the third floor, includes an oversized drawing room that continues the central themes of the home with herringboned floors and high-gloss galore and an intimate office where I am very sure indeed that I could write novel after novel after experimental short story collection. What a dream house this truly is.
While each room of this home reveals a certain intimacy, the bedroom level truly takes this aesthetic to a new level with its moldings, sumptuous suite-like layout, and primacy of privacy create an escape within an escape—a fourth floor aery.
250 W 10th Street, a 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom, roughly 3,000 square foot, 4 story townhouse, is listed courtesy of Jordan Shea with Douglas Elliman Real Estate for $8,980,000.
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