Not the Far West Village, but Post #9 mentions it too.
Slow Reveal for Greenwich Village's Townhomes of Downing Street
July 16, 2010, by Pete
The single townhouse at 23 Downing across the way is also up for sale.
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The Townhomes of Downing Street, a row of three super-luxe residences from developer Urban Muse nearing completion in the Village, are doing a slow striptease. Big white tarps still hide the bulk of the buildings, but up top creamy slabs of sandstone surrounding wood-framed windows can be spied from little Downing Street down below. The team at 1100 Architect promise high living at its best, with six floors of Ateliers, Parlors and a maxi-Master Suite. Did we mention the Observatory level with terraces up top?
The surrounding grounds are being planned and planted by the landscape team at Scape, using bluestone and Cor-Ten steel in the sustainable garden. Two of the townhomes were also offered as a single 12,127-square-foot residence and listed last year at $33 million. But as of this week that one is, to the dismay of procrastinators, "no longer available." For those looking for something less pricey, there's a little old townhouse for sale across the way at 23 Downing, described as a "real fixer upper," for $3,995,000. B.Y.O. bluestone.
Townhomes of Downing Street coverage [Curbed]
Projects - Downing Street Townhouses [1100 Architect]
Downing Street Townhouses [Scape]
at the local White Horse Tavern – then go scouting area for some more of these great looking Architectural gems.
Last edited by infoshare; July 17th, 2010 at 11:07 AM. Reason: link to Tavern
That "real fixer upper" across the street at 23 Downing is sweet (if you have the ~ $4M to buy it and another mill or so to make it perfect).
It's narrow: Just 18' 8' wide. They're having an Open House there on Tuesday 7/20.
Great link, thanks, Lofter.
Is that window at ground level a nasty alteration? Looks out of place.
Edit: It's a shame that this sits just outside the Greenwich Village Historic District and Extension.
What charming surroundings:
And the cornice and entrance of next door is very nice, too.
Last edited by Merry; July 17th, 2010 at 11:49 PM.
Some random pics from a few blocks in this area.
The new stuff before Meier's twins wasn't so nice. Like 99 Jane. (1999)
Haven't seen any renderings for the redevelopment of this site.
A heroic undertaking, Derek. Thank you for the archi-porno.
I love spending a lazy spring/fall day meandering along the High Line, HRP, and side streets. Thanks for bringing me there when I'm unable to do so myself (i.e., on a weekday).
Historic Jane Street Townhouse's Facelift Postponed
September 22, 2010, by Joey
The 160-year-old townhouse at 75 Jane Street is a bit of a mess right now, but its new owner is trying to fix that. What might stand in his way? A hot cup of tea! Oh West Village, we adore you. Maurice Regan—possibly a construction entrepreneur—purchased the Greek Revival house (with eight fireplaces!) from controversial landlords the Ohebshaloms for about $5.5 million in March. At the time the house was carved up and partially gutted, and it was delivered to Regan vacant. Architecture firm AKA was hired to convert the place into a single-family house, and some of the more drastic changes went before the Landmarks Preservation Commission this week. Here's where things get interesting.
AKA proposed demolishing the house's rear extension, rebuilding the rear wall and excavating the yard. As you can see above, 75 Jane's current backside is a bit of a shitshow. The new design calls for a wooden window wall of mahogany and glass that's quite the modern look for a house with such old bones, but we've seen it before, like down the block at 92 Jane. According to the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation the LPC didn't vote on the proposal because there's confusion about whether the rear extension that would be demolished, described as a tea room, is actually part of the original 1840s structure. More research needs to be done, and everyone will do the dance all over again at a date TBD. Check out the photo gallery for a look at the house's possible makeover.
Landmarks Applications: 75 Jane Street [GVSHP]
75 Jane Street [StreetEasy]
A bit late but....
Nice photo spread.
Did want to reply to one comment though. Yes, 99 Jane doesn't look like the most avante garde piece of architecture. I does look like a very nice building to live in. Big balconies/terraces, big windows, lots of light. From the outside it looks like one of the more livable building in the spread. And that's really what the people buying in it are looking for.
99 Jane is the only building down this way that used the former stretch of High Line as open space (the elevated line used to run along Washington Street through the garden / plaza area out front), so the inclusion of balconies above makes good sense here. By creating that public plaza the developer was able to go higher, with terraces and setbacks.