Updated 6 months ago
Off Market
West Village, Manhattan | West 4th Street & Waverly Place
14 Rooms6 Beds5 Baths6,000 Square FeetMulti-Family

floors / apts5 / 3
Lot Size22'x98'
Built Size22'x56'
Building TypeTownhouse
RE Taxes$45,823
Price Per SF

Listing Features

  • Original Details
  • No AC

Building Amenities

  • Voice Intercom
  • Laundry Room
  • Playroom
  • Roof Deck
  • Stoop Entry

Property Description

Perfectly situated on a highly desirable block in the heart of the West Village and delivered vacant, 27 Bank Street is a rare opportunity for those looking to create a single-family home of superb elegance and distinction. At 22 feet wide with an intact stoop and many original historic details, the house draws in wonderful light from both open southern and northern exposures and through extra-tall and oversized windows. Built in 1856, this magnificent 5-story Italianate-style townhouse is on one of the finest tree-lined West Village blocks and part of row of elegant houses built in 1856 by Linus Scudder, a mason-builder long identified with the development of the Village. The house has a historic and prestigious provenance, long identified as the house Scudder built for himself and been owned by notable personalities including Theodore Bikel, the well-known actor and folksinger, who was best-known for his role of Sholom Aleichem?s beloved Tevye in the musical ?Fiddler on the Roof?.

Grand in scale and flexible in layout, the magnificent home has five bedrooms, five bathrooms, seven working fireplaces, and a beautiful, 36? private garden. The elegance of the parlor floor is immediately imagined with its 31-foot living room and 12? soaring ceilings. Original old-world details include the original staircase, ornate ceiling moldings, wide plank oak floors, and a marble fireplace mantle. Additionally, this floor presents a formal dining room and renovated kitchen with sunroom and full bath.

The second and third floors each have two bedrooms with two original marble fireplaces, excellent closet storage, a full bathroom, and an office, nursery or den on each floor. There is also a laundry room on the third floor.

The top floor houses a renovated studio with soaring ceilings, a wall of windows, dramatic skylight and a roof deck. This floor can easily serve as a guest floor with a flexible layout that includes a full bathroom and kitchenette.

The garden floor is currently configured with a 27? living / dining room, kitchen, sunroom, bedroom, one and a half bathrooms, and a beautiful and lush, 36? private garden.

Elegance and grandeur define this rare opportunity in one of the best locations in the city.

27 Bank Street is superbly positioned in the very heart of the picturesque and highly desirable West Village between West 4th Street and Waverly. This is a particularly beautiful tree-lined townhouse block among a row of elegant Italianate 19th century houses built by the same architect. The area is an extremely vibrant community, rich in history with numerous landmarks in literature, performing arts and activism. The charm of the architecture, the tree-lined streets and European-style caf?s adds to the unique quaintness of the area. The location is proximate to abundant green space including Hudson River Park with the beautiful piers and the Greenway path for recreation, as well the beautiful Abingdon Square Park, a lush and quaint community space two blocks away. The neighborhood is filled with great restaurants, boutique stores and markets.

Listing History

POM by Keren Ringler

Building Details

Building TypeTownhouse
Service LevelVoice Intercom
Year Built1856
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Transit and Citi Bike


14 St
0.15 miles
8 Av
0.19 miles
Christopher St-Sheridan Sq
0.25 miles
14 St
0.27 miles
6 Av
0.32 miles

Citi Bike

Perry St & Greenwich Ave
0.13 miles
W 12 St & Hudson St
0.14 miles

Co-exclusive agents

Co-exclusive agents

Keren Ringler
Douglas Elliman

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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: 26338TH