On Bank Street which is a quintessential Greenwich Village Street named for the Bank of New York, founded by Alexander Hamilton sits this charming townhouse has just undergone a triple-mint renovation by the architect G.P. Schafer.
Built between 1844-1845, 22 Bank Street is a single-family townhouse with a red brick facade that sits in the middle of this quiet tree-lined block. The house is 19 feet wide with a 42 foot South-facing garden.
On entering the Parlor level from the original stoop you are greeted by great room of impressive scale, spanning 38' with 11' ceilings. This room features two fireplaces and beautiful built-in bookcases. The original window shutters have been restored and open to allow sunlight to flood in. At the far end of the great room is a library with over-sized windows and a Juliet balcony overlooking the garden below. A powder room is conveniently located on this floor. There is a brand new interior elevator serving all of the upper floors.
Entering the house from the garden-level door you are greeted by a perfectly appointed entryway with built-in bench and coat rack. Just off the hallway is a den that could also function as a guest suite if needed. Through to the back of the house you will find a formal dining room centered on a gas fireplace. This room opens up into a gleaming chef's kitchen centered on a large marble island. The kitchen features top-of-the line appliances including two dishwashers and a sizeable pantry with wine storage. The kitchen looks out onto the bamboo planted garden. This south-facing garden is the perfect oasis offering privacy and quiet while still getting wonderful light.
The renovation has thoughtfully preserved historic details throughout, including the original staircase. On the second floor of the house are two spacious bedroom suites. The front room looks out onto Bank Street and has a walk-in closet and ensuite bathroom. The back room features an ensuite bathroom and a wall of glass-paned doors onto a large terrace overlooking the garden.
The top floor is a luxurious Primary bedroom suite. The dressing room is complete with built-in closets and natural light. It also gives access to a sizeable terrace with views over townhouse gardens. The Primary bedroom is centered on a decorative fireplace and three large windows that look out onto the beautiful, charming, tree-lined Bank Street while letting in enormous amounts of light with northern exposure. The primary bathroom contains double sinks, marble counter tops, a soaking tub and separate standing shower under a large skylight.
The cellar is the perfect place for a home gym or yoga studio. It is lined with storage and has a powder room as well as the laundry facilities for the house. The flooring throughout the house is reclaimed pine evoking the age when the house was built. The house strikes the perfect chord between modern sensibilities and the beautiful history within its walls.