A Landmarked Townhouse on Greenwich Village’s Friendly Grove Street Wants $7.5M

Strolling through Greenwich Village, there are many historic townhouses that inspire curiosity as to what lies beyond their facades. This includes quite a few Greek Revival homes, and the elegant style has been commemorated in a special way with a “Landmarks of New York” plaque honoring structures constructed between 1825 and 1834. One of the four homes mentioned on the plaque, 4 Grove Street, is now up for sale just a few houses down from the famous Friends apartment building.

An enthusiastic Friends fan may pay the $7.5 million asking price for this nearby home, but so might a history buff or design lover. Built in 1833, it takes up 21 feet of Grove Street. Opening the front door, wide oak planks carry throughout, accented beautifully by exposed brick and wood-beamed ceilings. Buyers will find that the 2,200-square-foot townhouse holds cool period details with the convenience of modern finishes.

Step into the rustic chef’s kitchen where slate-colored cabinets contrast against bright terracotta floors, as well as a butcher block island. The living room, with dual wood-burning fireplaces, makes the home’s atmosphere that much cozier. But, the most storied space is the wine cellar. Fostering a speakeasy vibe, it was formed from an underground street tunnel of the 1800s.

Upstairs holds the home’s three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Two of the bedrooms overlook the home’s private garden space, while the bathrooms are newly renovated and complete with marble. The top floor may be most fitting for the primary suite, with perks like vaulted ceilings and a windowed walk-in closet.

Intrigued? Jeff Brenner of Sotheby’s International Realty holds this listing.