Sophisticated Grace in Greenwich Village – 160 West 12th Street, Apt. 51

By Linecity, April 25, 2022

Clean lines and elegant design elevate this finely crafted village apartment to another level of adulation.  Everything seems to have its perfect place within the walls of this gracious two-bedroom residence. Excess has taken a backseat to purpose.  And with this vision, we elevate Apartment 51 at 160 West 12th Street as the latest edition of our “Apartments We Love” series.  

160 West 12th Street sits at the corner of West 12th Street and 7th Avenue in the heart of Greenwich Village. The mid-century building is part of a sprawling condominium development known as The Greenwich Lane. 

Once home to Saint Vincent’s Hospital, the complex comprises five buildings and five townhouses, each one with its own unique style of architecture. The buildings are centered around an enchanting common garden. 160 West 12th Street was built in 1930 and converted to condominium ownership in 2016 by The Rudin Organization and Global Holdings. The property offers 57 apartments across 15 floors.

Apartment 51 is a free-flowing two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath, 1,565 square foot home offering blissful interiors created by Thomas O’Brien of Aero Studios.  While 160 West 12th Street has prewar roots, the apartment is steeped in modernism.  

The foyer opens to a generously sized living room. It’s a simple space yet it projects a certain strength. The symmetry of the beamed ceilings will hold your gaze for a moment, but the true focal point of the room is the huge mullioned windows. Artfully designed, the window mullions appear to be asymmetrical when taken individually.  However, step back and the two windows now appear as one with the mullions creating a perfectly symmetrical design.  

The home is full of light as all three main rooms overlook the building’s lush central garden.  Ten-foot high ceilings and oak plank floors are consistent throughout the residence.

The chef’s kitchen opens to the living room while keeping its own defined space.  The kitchen neatly fits into its own niche just off the foyer.  Custom shaker-style cabinets, marble countertops and a subway-style marble backsplash exude elegance.  High-end stainless steel appliances such as Wolf, Sub-Zero and Miele complete the space.

Both bedrooms mirror the design of the living room.  Tall beamed ceilings, oak plank floors and the same mullioned windows grace the sleeping quarters. The primary bedroom enjoys a walk-in closet as well as a sumptuous en-suite bath.  The second bedroom adjoins the primary suite. 

The primary bath is exquisite. The five-fixture bath enjoys a rich vintage appearance. The marble tiled walls set the tone.  Beautiful detailing and custom millwork add style and grace.  Individual features include heated marble floors, a deep soaking tub with marble surround, a large glass-enclosed shower and a double vanity with a marble countertop. Close the door and enjoy some me time.

Additional details of the home include a utility room with a washer/dryer, multi-zone climate control, ample closets and storage space.

The amenities for The Greenwich Lane are spectacular. There are over 30,000 square feet of play space and services for residents. It may take you some time to experience them all so pace yourself. The amenities package includes a pool, health club, sauna, private courtyard, resident’s lounge, facility kitchen, screening room, golf simulator and playroom.

The Greenwich Lane complex is LEED Silver Certified. The current ask for this incredible home is $4,995,000. That’s about $3,192 per square foot. Apartment 51 is represented by Eddie Tawil of Corcoran. To learn more about this residence, please visit Linecity