Want to live right in the heart of the Village, next door to Mario Batali’s famous restaurant Babbo and steps from Washington Square Park? Here’s a unique opportunity that, despite its $14.9 million list price, actually delivers a lot of flexibility for potential buyers. Oh, and we haven’t even gotten to the part where Johnny Depp and Kate Moss used to be tenants here at 112 Waverly Place.
The 5-story Federal-style townhouse was built in 1826, and “re-imagined” in the early 1900’s before gaining landmark status in 1969. At 22-feet wide and 97.17-feet deep, the property was updated about 7 years ago with reinforced steel, new plumbing and electric and new foundations. The four separate units each carry some pretty substantial rental income, said listing agent Danielle Sevier of Douglas Elliman.
The most notable part of the property is the 1,800-square-foot carriage house, which was once known as The Little Theatre that housed the Waverly Place Players. The carriage house contains 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and was where Depp and Moss lived back when they were getting wild and crazy in NYC.
“It has a pretty interesting history and some notable celebrities who have lived here,’’ Sevier said.
In addition to the carriage house, which has rented for $18,000 per month, the penthouse duplex unit runs 1,900 square feet and has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms plus a private roof deck. There are high-beam ceilings, fireplace and an eat-in kitchen. The penthouse has rented for $15,000 a month.
The garden duplex unit is 1,850 square feet and contains a lower-level master bedroom and 2 baths. It has rented for $7,600. The fourth unit is a 925-square-foot, 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom dwelling on the second floor, which has fetched $5,000 per month. Sevier said the building has generated about $500,000 in annual income, but it could also be returned to a single-family dwelling.
Maybe some buyers might be a little wary about being right next to Batali’s famous eatery, especially since the kitchens in the townhouse units are all pretty sweet and chef-ready. Then again, why cook when Babbo is literally at your doorstep?