Rarely does an impressive one bedroom, one and a half bath pre-war masionette duplex apartment offer much charm with three levels including a third sleeping loft, and a private courtyard in the building's dry moat on 5th Avenue. This storied apartment offers two entrances, one through the doorman attended lobby with access to the upper floor of the apartment, and another down a few steps from 5th Avenue through a pair of decorative iron gates and French doors into the lower level.
This spacious duplex is connected by a winding stair. The main level offers 12-foot silver leafed ceilings in the grand living room with a stately west-facing window framing views of the landmarked Presbyterian Church and the 5th Avenue historic streetscape. There is an eat-in-kitchen with another impressive window and banquet overlooking the building's inner courtyard, a walk-in dressing room and closet, a full bath with a large window opening to the inner courtyard.
Up a flight of stairs is a sleeping loft that floats above the main level and dressing room, with built-in cabinetry, including dresser drawers, nightstands and bookcases, with views through the stately living room window.
There is a winding stair that leads from the living room down to the lower level with a large great room that can serve as a dining room/studio/office/master suite or flex space, a second full kitchen, laundry room, half bath, walk-in closet, coat closet and a stair landing/foyer with French doors leading to courtyard in the buildings dry moat. Maple floors in herringbone pattern, mahogany and maple stair landing and marble floors in both kitchens and bathrooms.
This unique apartment lends itself to many uses and configurations. The lower level has just undergone a $200,000 refurbishment of exotic woods and custom finishes restoring the design from 1990. This delightful apartment was featured in a 1990 edition of House and Garden, and twenty years later in the New York Times when it was refurbished by the same designer for its current owner. This is the first time the apartment has been offered on the open market in forty years.
43 Fifth is a landmark 1905 Beaux Art building in a stellar location on one of the most beautiful blocks in Greenwich Village, between Union Square and Washington Square Park. It was once home to Marlon Brando, Julia Roberts, novelist Dawn Powel, amongst other notable celebrities. Considered the most adorned building along the Gold Coast, this grand turn-of-the century landmark is beautifully appointed with a magnificent mansard two-story copper roof, ornate window bays, and the building is surrounded by a deep dry moat with wide dramatic steps from the street to the regal entrance flanked by stone Ionic columns with lampposts leading to a preserved lobby with decorative Art Nouveau bas reliefs along its walls and intact marble floors.
All this in the middle of one of the most historic and vibrant neighborhood New York City has to offer, close to shopping, restaurants, and transportation within easy reach. Do not miss this rare opportunity!
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Building Features 11 Floors43 Units

full time doorman
pet friendly

Unit Features

Exposures: East, West
Pet Policy: Pets allowed


$349,000  -  74 days ago

Listed on Apr 22, 2021

154 Days on Market

Not updated in 56 days

1 Bed / 1.5 Baths / - ft²

Total Monthly Expenses: $1,897

Exclusively listed with: Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales LLC Source: RLS

George Vellonakis


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