22 Leroy Street. Apt. 21

Talk about cozy.  This devine living room in the West Village is a safe haven for anyone that wants to ease into their couch at day’s end.  

This edition of our “One Room” series takes us to 22 Leroy Street, a six-story walkup that dates back to the turn-of-the-century.  As a matter of course, One Room isn’t always about the biggest or most glamorous residence.  Rather it’s about a single room that causes us to stop in our tracks and take delight.  In this particular case, the living room for Apt. 21 warmly welcomes the visitor with its beamed ceilings, walls of whitewashed brick, wide plank flooring and its overhead chandelier.  

It’s easy to get lost in the Village as you wind your way through its historic streets.  It’s part of the allure. Without an end game, you get pulled in all directions. The street grid that defines most of Manhattan is nowhere to be found.  And as you navigate your way through unfamiliar street names, you can’t help but to soak in the architecture.  As with so many buildings on these landmarked blocks, 22 Leroy draws the eye.

This charm-filled two-bedroom (a home-office is also an option), one bath co-op has been lovingly renovated. The living room flows into an open kitchen, only separated by a tall kitchen table.  The bricks, the beams and the wide plank floors continue into the kitchen unifying the two spaces.  

One of two bedrooms adjoin the living room, separated by floor-to-ceiling glass pocket doors.  Open or closed, the multi-paned doors serve the apartment well.  Open, there is a greater sense of space.  Closed, the doors add yet another architectural element to the living room.  Natural light of course flows in both directions. 

22 Leroy Street is located between Bleecker Street and Bedford Street, a short walk from Washington Square Park.  If you continue further north on Bedford Street you will actually walk by the building that houses the apartment from the Friends’ TV show.  

The last market sale in the building, oddly enough, was the same unit which sold in August 2015.  The closing price at the time was $920,000.  So if charm is a key element in your housing equation and you have strong calves, this sixth floor apartment may be that next special place to call home.  Pets that like stairs are welcomed as well.

Apt. 21 at 22 Leroy Street is available through Heather Cella, Lauren Schaffer and Rae McKee of Triplemint.   The asking price for this lovely home is $895,000. To learn more click through to Linecity.com

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