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One of the most architecturally distinct and vastly unique townhouses in Greenwich Village sold in an all cash transaction valued at $2,100,000.  At 25’ wide and approximately 2,813 square feet, this 1930 townhouse at 16 Minetta Lane, is located at the junction of Minetta Street and Minetta Lane between Sixth Avenue and MacDougal Street just two blocks south of Washington Square Park.

The townhouse comes with a carriage house that has been adjoined to it by a grand solarium. The façade, of Greek revival architecture, is stucco decorated with ivy pouring from each window making 16 Minetta truly unique. Upon entering the three level front house through the arched gated doorway, you will find yourself in a large living room with a concrete staircase leading up to the second floor. The second floor boasts a triple height pitched ceiling reaching as high as 24’. The lower level has an exposed stone living space, a full bathroom, the mechanical room and storage. There is a two and a half story carriage house in the rear of the property.

“This rare townhouse drew significant interest with over 60 showings and 17 offers within a six-week period,” said Massey Knakal Vice Chairman and Partner John Ciraulo who exclusively handled this transaction with Partner James P. Nelson. “16 Minetta Lane was home to the late Robert Isabell, one of, if not, NYC's most prominent floral designer and events planner. Due to the estate's timing, the transaction occurred quickly in an auction-like process that led to the eventual sale. Though the property requires significant renovation and restoration, as it stands today it would be of great interest to someone looking for a truly unique home with open air qualities, loft like space and an outdoor living experience” added Director of Sales Craig Waggner who also worked on the sale for Massey Knakal.

Massey Knakal Realty Services, NYC’s #1 building sales firm, was the sole broker in this transaction.

Neighborhoods: Greenwich Village/ Agents: John Ciraulo