A jewel box filled with color and texture creating a contemporary take on old Hollywood glamour, this two bedroom home was designed by the famed Kelly Wearstler, and published as the feature cover story in Elle Decor. Every room, surface, fixture, and furnishing is a work of art in itself, all custom, all artisan, and all painstakingly crafted. All rooms enjoy sun-filled south exposures, while looking onto the quiet, and highly coveted tree-lined block of West 12th Street in the Gold Coast section of Greenwich Village.
The oversized Entry Foyer is both practical and whimsical with an impressive 14 feet of closet storage, while finished with onyx hand-troweled plaster wallcovering, creating a fantastic leather-like finish.
The Dining Room is open to the living room making it great for seamless entertaining, but also smartly framed by architectural beams creating a sense of separation and accented by antique rose-gold glass for casual/chic dining.
The sun-filled Living Room is colorful yet soothing with hand-made artisan wallpaper, ceilings accented with hand stenciling, a wood-burning fireplace, artisan painted custom cabinetry for discrete storage, and sumptuous ivory silk shades.
The windowed Kitchen is a true jewel box of deep emerald green artisan finished cabinets and appliances. The counters, back splash, and sink fittings consist of unlacquered brass creating a burnished metal effect as described in Elle Décor. Appliances are Sub-Zero, Miele, and Viking range with custom hood. While high design, this is a real cooks kitchen with built-in water filtration system, and great storage for dishes and cookware, in addition to a large pull-out pantry.
Ideal for privacy, the bedrooms are split. The Master Suite has extensive custom closets leading to bold yet neutral ivory and onyx/black trimmed bedroom with custom cabinets accented in antique gold and mirrored glass. The Master Bath is sexy and glamorous with glass tiles by Ann Sacks, custom parchment covered vanity and brass trimmed mirrors. The sink and fittings are by Waterworks.
The Guest Bedroom has the feel of a master, incased in a textured hand-made artisan wall-paper with hand-stenciled ceiling and painted cabinetry. The guest bath is impressive in pink onyx taken to the ceiling, a matt black marble flooring, custom shower with brass lattice, and custom brass sink by Bates and Bates and brass fittings by Waterworks.
All rooms include electronic black-out shades, touch control lighting, in addition to a master All-on & All-off control at entry door. The original oak floors were treated with ebony stain and then cerused. This unique home can also be purchased with furnishings and lighting, which are a mixture of vintage, mid-century modern, and custom design by Wearstler herself.
This Full Service Bing & Bing Building is the only Pre-War Condominium in this central area of Greenwich Village. The neighborhood is short walking distance to all major forms of transportation, Union Square and The Farmers Market, Washington Square Park, West Village, and countless top restaurants and shops. Comes with storage unit in basement, electricity included in building common charges.