There is no shortage of opulent listings on StreetEasy. What really gets our green eyes of envy gleaming, though, is finding a rare upscale gem that combines great bones with great style. Such is the case with this townhouse on Bank Street in the West Village, which recently hit the market for $13 million.
SPACE: 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths
PRICE: $13 million
NEIGHBORHOOD: West Village
Why We Think It’s Worth It
Even if we had $13 million to spare, we couldn’t pull off a townhouse as lovely as this five-story, Greek Revival classic. From the carefully curated stacks of art books to the casually strewn linen bathrobes, graceful style oozes from every nook and corner of this place. Perfect historic details, understated marble finishes, and impeccable design come together for a major wow effect.
If it makes you feel any better, the current owner is Anne McNally, a longtime contributor to “Vanity Fair,” ex-wife of restaurateur Brian McNally, and noted Downtown Manhattan socialite. She’s basically got great taste in her DNA.
In addition to all the charming decor flourishes — we’re loving the bohemian patterns and textiles coupled with the calm, creamy hues of the walls — the house has a structure perfect for easy living. Floor-to-ceiling windows fill the home with tons of natural light. Multiple marble mantles and a deep soaking tub up the luxury factor. And three terraces and a landscaped garden extend the opulence outdoors.
But Then Nothing’s Perfect
Would this place be as gorgeous without all the high-end furniture and artwork? It’s hard to say. But to really do this West Village townhouse justice, you’ll likely have to up your interior design game. And yes, that means leaving the Ikea couch on the curb.