18 Grove Street;
This exceptional Axel Vervoordt furnished and designed townhouse within the Greenwich Village Historic District is located on a rare southern corner of Grove and Bedford Streets, along one of the greatest blocks in the West Village. Everything in the house including; antiques, furniture, art, and earthenware were thoughtfully selected by Axel Vervoordt.
Perfectly executing "Wabi Sabi" style, integrating contemporary, minimalism and rustic design of the highest caliber with in a historic façade, it is surrounded by some of Manhattan's most beautiful tree-lined lanes as well as its best shopping, dining and culture. Originally built as the end of a fine row of Greek Revival houses designed by Samuel Winant and John Degraw in 1840 and rebuilt in 1910, 18 Grove Street has been completely reimagined, redesigned and furnished. It is an extraordinary 20' + wide single-family home offering five floors of exquisitely scaled and flawlessly designed warmth. It has the distinction of being one of the few homes in Downtown Manhattan with a legal curb cut and private parking on your lot. As an added benefit, there is no parking permitted on the entire perimeter of the property.
Everything within the four walls of this landmark protected building has been gutted and reconstructed with the finest green and reclaimed materials, including Buxy 2" thick limestone from Burgundy, authentic Tadelakt plaster, Farrow & Ball paint throughout, and antique French oak 12" + wide plank floors. LED lighting and steel infrastructure throughout.
Between each floor there is double-layer decking, quiet mineral wool insulation and between all walls are a minimum of 4" + solid core insulation. The custom and ultra-quiet Marvin landmarked windows are secure with 40+ STC and insulated glass, providing ultimate tranquility within the home. The millwork, doors, and jams are solid thick white riffed and combed oak, while all of the hardware, switch plates, and plumbing fixtures were created out of solid forged bronze by Rocky Mountain.
This technologically advanced, yet simple to operate, home features a brand new centrally located mechanical room with ultramodern gas, water, sprinklers, and electrical systems. A new powerful wireless Mitsubishi city multi ductless cooling & heating system operates the home with quiet efficiency, while heat is distributed through both in floor fin tube radiators and radiant floor heating for comfortable environmental conditions. It is completely wired with a 300 mbps commercial Wi-Fi network that allows all services, including Lutron remote lighting, cooling, heating and other systems to be controlled by wireless devices. Additionally there is a state of art alarm system with over 100 zones for fire, burglary, and environmental conditions.
Lower Level: The lower level is fully finished with stone, plaster and custom flooring. There is a large 12 seat state of the art Atmos Theater System, 4k laser projector with a black diamond screen, a 5,000-bottle wine cellar, yoga/mediation room, an oversized laundry and storage room, a powder room as well a meticulous mechanical room.
Garden Floor: A private entry located below the stoop leads you to two guest bedrooms both with en-suite bathrooms. There are Belgium linen drapes and bronze hardware throughout this floor. Additionally, there is access to the spacious sun flooded garden equipped with an oversized Wolf gas grill and private car parking. The entrance to the parking space is through a unique Honduran mahogany garage door.
Parlor Floor: Enter the townhouse through an amazing Bronze steel vestibule with Bendheim antique glass, into an inviting seating area with a large Rumford working wood burning fireplace, beautifully crafted and unique Riffed white oak custom kitchen with 2" thick shelves, and Burgundy limestone slabs with top of the line appliances(Subzero, Miele, Wolf and Gaggeneau) and amazing dining area. There are Belgium linen custom drapes with Bronze hardware as well as a large walk-in pantry on this floor. With three-exposures and 12'+ ceilings, light and air abound on this floor.
Library Floor: This entire sun-flooded floor, including a wet bar with mercury french mirror backsplash and 2" Buxy limestone slabs, is dedicated to comfortable living and entertaining. With 10' + ceilings, three exposures, custom 2" thick white riffed oak millwork bookcases throughout, a powder room with 7" thick chiseled limestone vanity and a working wood burning fireplace you will feel glorious freedom and enjoyment here.
Master Floor: The master suite graciously occupies this entire floor. This suite is comprised of a large bedroom, double walk in closets that are masterfully built with thick Riffed white oak shelving, a sumptuous master bath featuring a custom chiseled stone soaking tub, large tadelakt plaster shower, double forged bronze sinks, double low flow toto toilets, a bidet and 2" thick solid Burgundy limestone slabs throughout. Additionally this floor has a working wood burning fireplace and custom solid Riffed oak shutters throughout for virtually light and sound free sleeping. For convenience, there is also second washer and dryer set on this floor. And again, because the townhouse is phenomenally situated on a corner, its north, south and east exposures provide sumptuous light all day long.
Penthouse Floor: An all glass vestibule opens to an expansive roof terrace equipped with a gas grill, dining area, lounge seating and numerous planters & fencing in shoshugi Japanese cedar. The roof offers views all the way to the Empire State Building to the north and to the new Freedom Tower to the south.
Listing Agent: Andrew Anderson
Courtesy of: Douglas Elliman 140 Franklin
Office Phone: 212.965.6000
Updated: 27th April, 2018 5:54 AM.
18 Grove St New York, NY