9½ Jane Street
Built in 1855, this charming house on Jane Street is one of a handful of remaining carriage houses in the West Village. The Greek Revival structure resides at the end of an old horse walk, hidden from pedestrian view with a private courtyard in the center of the block. Blesso Properties purchased the building at a very attractive off-market price. Prior to renovation, the building had been divided into four nondescript studio apartments each generating below market rental income.
Blesso Properties restored the building to a 2,700 square foot, three bedroom, single-family residence with a design which simultaneously salvaged those historic details that could be saved while complimenting them with a spacious contemporary plan and a private roof deck. The elegant home now boasts three wood-burning fireplaces, a restored original winding staircase, an open-plan English kitchen leading to the courtyard, a state of the art sound system wired to every room and high-design finishes including heated limestone floors and Italian cabinetry with marble countertops. The finished project sold for a per-square-foot price that put it within the top five highest sales ever for a downtown townhouse prior to 2008.
Honors & Recognition2008 Corcoran Sales Record: One of top five highest price-per-square-foot sales ever for a townhouse in downtown Manhattan