Updated 6 years ago

278 West 11th Street

West Village, Manhattan | West 4th Street & Bleecker Street

12 Rooms4 Beds4.5 Baths4,890 Square FeetSingle Family

floors / apts3 / 1
Lot Size25'x95'
Built Size25'x48'
Building TypeTownhouse
RE Taxes$34,608
Price Per SF

This property was sold for $27,500,000 on 07/19/16.

Outdoor space and views

  • Backyard
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Juliet Balcony
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Empire State Bldg

Building Amenities

  • Voice Intercom
  • Elevator
  • Garden
  • Laundry Room
  • Roof Deck
  • Screening Room
  • Second Entry
  • Stoop Entry
  • Storage
  • Wine Cellar

Property Description for 278 West 11th Street

This 278 WEST 11TH STREET MANSION Nestled in the heart of the historic West Village on an idyllic tree-lined street, this exquisite townhouse is a one-of-a-kind home for the discerning purchaser seeking a lifestyle consistent with downtown living. Newly restored and renovated, this 25 foot wide mansion seamlessly pairs unparalleled amenities and finishes with authentic architectural design. Featuring a gracious parlor level with grand entertaining spaces, soaring ceilings, private oversized master bedroom suite, and multiple outdoor spaces, this triple mint home is truly an irreplaceable masterpiece. Adding to the property’s overall beauty are oversized windows installed throughout the home that bathe the space in natural light in addition to providing amazing open views of the Freedom Tower to the South and the Empire State Building to the North. The townhouse features a terraced South garden, outdoor space on nearly every level, and a four-passenger elevator servicing all floors including the lower level. Bordering the private Bleecker Gardens, the house shares an ownership interest in the garden in association with the adjacent property owners. Layout Description: Lower Level: This floor is fully finished and includes a 1,200-bottle wine cellar, home gym with Chilewich flooring, recreation/screening room with new custom millwork, guest powder room, laundry, and storage area. Garden Level: This level boasts a grand breakfast room overlooking the 3-level South terraced garden. French doors within a full wall of windows allow open access to the spacious garden, offering private entertaining among mature trees in a beautiful landscaped setting. Also featured is a fully appointed Poggenpohl kitchen with Miele appliances, including an espresso maker, double oven , convection oven, dual dishwashers and sinks, and one-touch mechanized drawers with interior lighting. White Macauba quartzite countertops and backsplash, and a Siberian White marble fireplace complete this elegant kitchen. A spacious bedroom with full en-suite bath and a marble powder room complete this level. Parlor Floor: The entry foyer and central reception area feature soaring ceilings, single slab marble floors, elegant moldings, gas light fixtures, and is accessed through custom-crafted mahogany doors. A sweeping elliptical staircase is highlighted by brilliant natural light streaming from the substantial skylight filtering through the core of the home into every floor. Adjacent to the reception area sits a beautifully appointed jewel box powder room and coat closet. The entire rear portion of this level boasts an incredible 24' x 24' Great Room, with fully integrated wine refrigerator and wine cellar, stately Chesney’s Fountainbleu white carrera marble wood-burning fireplace, and floor to ceiling windows with doors to a charming Juliet balcony overlooking the private home garden and Bleecker Gardens. Third Floor – Master Bedroom Suite: This level includes an elegant full-floor Master Suite with a dressing room featuring custom soft-closing closets and finished with cerused oak and nickel hardware. The spacious master bedroom, with Chesney’s La Rochelle white carrera marble fireplace, receives plenty of Southern light, and includes a full-width planted terrace overlooking treetops below. The master bath spans the entire width of the house, and features Ocean Blue Travertine and Bianco Dolomite marble. Also included is a white oval tub and spacious steam shower with dual shower heads and a rainfall system. Fourth Floor: This level boasts 2 spacious additional bedrooms with elegant marble en-suite baths. Natural light floods every corner of this floor. Roof Terrace: The oversized roof deck, complete with electrical and plumbing, provides open views of the Empire State Building to the North and Freedom Tower to the South. The roof deck is finished with Indiana Buff limestone pavers and a graceful pergola made with clear Spanish cedar. All information furnished regarding property for sale, rental or financing is from sources deemed reliable. No representation is made as to the accuracy thereof and it is submitted subject to errors, omissions, change of price, rental, commission or other conditions, prior to sale, lease or financing, or withdrawal without notice.

Listing History for 278 West 11th Street

Sold and Closed by Dolly Lenz
Dolly Lenz Real Estate LLC

Building Details for 278 West 11th Street

OwnershipSingle Family
Building TypeTownhouse
Service LevelVoice Intercom
Year Built1905
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Transit and Citi Bike


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14 St
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Contact Agent

Contact Agent

Dolly Lenz
Dolly Lenz Real Estate LLC

West Village | Manhattan

Quick Profile

Known for its high-end shopping on Bleecker Street, the elegant brownstones dating back to colonial times that have been depicted in films and television, the abundance of cafes, and its celebrity residents, the West Village neighborhood is what springs to mind when you think of the essence of New York City. This is a neighborhood where the pace of life is less hurried, and harried, than in other neighborhoods, exuding an understated elegance and naturally beautiful sophistication and charm. 

The West Village has something to offer everyone, whether your taste runs to designer goods and trend-setting restaurants, or you are happier browsing thrift stores and whiling away the hours in conversation with friends at a hole-in-the-wall coffee shop. There are public green spaces dotted throughout this neighborhood, where you can stop and commune with nature, or grab a bite to eat from a local deli or cafe and have a picnic. The Hudson River Park offers recreational opportunities and events for all ages.

There is a tradition of bohemian non-conformity attached to the West Village. Even the intimate, tree-lined, and sometimes cobblestoned, streets refuse to conform to the grid layout of the rest of Manhattan. Activism and social consciousness have always been hallmarks of this neighborhood. The neighborhood is diverse and accepting of all. You will find artistic venues and experimental theater, together with a broad spectrum of bars, including speakeasies, and restaurants featuring myriad cuisines.

The West Village is primarily residential, conspicuously lacking the high-rise office buildings that characterize other neighborhoods. This lends an air of quiet sophistication during the day. At night, the area becomes more lively, as residents frequent their favorite restaurants, theaters, cafes, and gastropubs. Housing consists of brownstones dating back to the 18th century, low-rise walk-ups, townhouses, artists lofts, and condos in renovated buildings. Newer high-rise residential buildings are cropping up along the Hudson River. Always popular with celebrities and artistic types, the West Village is now attracting families and young professionals in the tech and financial fields.

All information furnished regarding property for sale, rental or financing is from sources deemed reliable, but no warranty or representation is made as to the accuracy thereof and same is submitted subject to errors, omissions, change of price, rental or other conditions, prior sale, lease or financing or withdrawal without notice. All dimensions are approximate. For exact dimensions, you must hire your own architect or engineer.
OLR ID: 53227TH