Listing of the Week: A West Village ‘Jewel Box’ of a Townhouse

Listing of the Week: A West Village ‘Jewel Box’ of a Townhouse

Location: 83 Horatio Street

Bedrooms: 6

Bathrooms: 4.5

Price: $10.8 million

Listed by: Peter Acocella

83 Horatio Street is a handsome Greek Revival residence, built in 1852 that graces one of the West Village’s loveliest tree lined streets.

From the well-turned hand rail of the stoop to the restrained cornice crowning its fascia, every detail of 83 Horatio Street speaks to a gracious time-gone-by. Wonderful surprises abound in this living architectural document. In addition to a real “cellar”, four stories, and a garret, the house features a covered “horse-walk” which provides a separate entrance to the garden.

83 Horatio has been home to the unofficial “mayor” of Horatio Street for decades, an artist whose gifts at the easel are reflected in a lush and painterly garden. Her decision to relinquish this jewel box offers some very lucky individual or family the opportunity to enjoy the romance of 19th Century New York: perhaps a family with small children, an artist to treasure the northern light or a composer who will add his voice to the chorus which is Greenwich Village.

About the townhouse
Ground Floor: One-bedroom apartment with garden access and a wood burning fireplace, kitchen, and full bath.

Parlor Floor: Gracious living room/dining room with two fireplaces, open kitchen with atrium, butler’s pantry, and half bath.

Third Floor: Two well-proportioned bedrooms with fireplaces, one "hall" bedroom and windowed full bath.

Fourth Floor: Master suite with two well-proportioned rooms with fireplaces and an ensuite windowed bath. There is also a "Hall" bedroom on this floor.

Fifth Floor: Loft-like garret with wide-planked, pine floors, three north facing windows, skylight, and an open bath.


-Seven fireplaces: three decorative and four wood burning.

-Four and a half baths.

-Six full-size bedrooms and two hall bedrooms.

-Expansive garret space with three full-size windows and a skylight.

Building Dimensions:

Ground Floor: 23’ X 36’
Parlor: 23’ X 45’
Third: 23’ X 36’
Fourth: 23’ X 36’
Fifth: 23’ X 36’