Nestled in a picturesque enclave on a storied corner in Greenwich Village, 19 Minetta Street is a gracious 20-foot wide single-family townhouse, which receives brilliant natural light on all levels through grand windows along the home's three exposures to the South, West, and North. This residence is currently configured as a charming 5-bedroom, 3 bath townhome. With outstanding proportions throughout, 19 Minetta Street affords the opportunity for a discerning buyer to create a custom dream home in this historic, treasured community. As of right zoning for this property includes potential for commercial, professional and/or residential use.
Enter this delightful home at the Garden Level through the private gates into the courtyard from Minetta Street or choose to enter at the wrought iron gate on the Minetta Lane side of the house instead. This cheerful level is currently comprised of a cozy den with a wood-burning fireplace, home office with a kitchenette, and a full bath. The cellar with three light wells can be accessed at this level.
Ascend the beautiful staircase, with its original runners, pedestals and handrails to the Parlor Level which consists of a chef's kitchen, and grand living/dining room with a wood-burning fireplace. Large windows flood this level with abundant natural light on all three sides.
The Third Floor is comprised of two gracious bedrooms, a full bath, and washer/dryer, as well as abundant closets and windows on all sides.
The Fourth Floor affords an additional three bedrooms, and a full bath. This level receives exceptional natural light from all three exposures in addition to a skylight, and has roof access.
19 Minetta Street is a Greek Revival townhouse built in 1840 by David Louderback, along with 17 Minetta Street, and 1 and 3 Minetta Lane.
Beginning in the late 1910s, Vincent Pepe, the son of a renowned Village real estate developer of the era, fell in love with these charming blocks and purchased houses and buildings on both sides of Minetta Street to preserve the elegant homes he called ''the Minettas.'' Along the East and West sides of Minetta Street, Pepe combined the gardens to create the charming rear courtyards seen today. Vincent Pepe wrote of the community: ''The artist, the writer, the creator of beauty in any medium -- these are the men for whom the Minettas should be preserved.'' A 1923 article in The New York Times cited the enclave was, ''As free from noise and as peaceful as though miles away.''
Today, the area deemed "the Minettas" retains its old world charm and solitude. Uniquely tucked away from the bustling city life on a serene tree-lined block, 19 Minetta Street provides a rare urban oasis, yet is still in close proximity to public transportation and the best restaurants and shops New York City has to offer.