greenwich village studio near washington square park

Fireplace goals! This studio is small but sweet.

Wandering around Greenwich Village, the townhouses surrounding Washington Square Park feel like a dream. They’re the grandest vision of old New York society, recalling Edith Wharton novels and horse-drawn carriages. Those homes are out of reach for us common people, of course — or are they? Our Rental of the Week is a sweet studio in a townhouse just off the park that’s small in size but big on charm. Check out the video walkthrough and 3D tour of this Greenwich Village studio on the listing, and read on for more.

Address: 83 W. Washington Place #2E

Price: $2,200

Size: studio

Neighborhood: Greenwich Village

Best feature: Feast your eyes on that fireplace! The columns, the decorative embellishments, the sweet little baby-blue tiles — it’s everything you could ask for in prewar character. The wall of exposed brick and the trim around the bright double window add to the charm. Two big closets plus an overhead storage loft help keep the living space uncluttered. In addition, this studio is in a circa-1900 townhouse that’s a mere half-block west of Washington Square Park, the beating heart of Greenwich Village.

Why it’s a deal: Just as it was in Edith Wharton’s time, this enchanting neighborhood doesn’t come cheap. The median rent for a Greenwich Village studio is $2,800. That puts our Rental of the Week a full $600 per month below average for the area.

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Biggest drawback: Size isn’t everything! But this apartment is certainly small. It would make a great, spacious bedroom, or a very comfortable living room, but fitting both into this space could be a challenge. And the kitchen and bath, while fine, are nothing special. At this price, though, the location and that fireplace are more than special enough!

See the listing: 83 W. Washington Place #2E in Greenwich Village. Contact listing agent Brian Totin at Corcoran for more information.

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