Friday, April 9, 2010

Is the "best the East Village has to offer" worth the hike?

Here's a two (plus!) bedroom home at 125 E Fourth St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue that's new to the market... it's going for $825,000... take a look!





See if you can find what might be considered the catch for some people in the listing...

Magnificent and chic, this pre war beauty is the best the East Village has to offer. This spectacular renovation is worth every step of the sixth floor walk up. Flexible floor plan and attention to detail have created an unparalleled level of urban sophistication. Can be used as a three bedroom apartment or a two bedroom with a home office or seperate dining room. Enjoy your spectacular chefs kitchen featuring top of the line appliances including a Miele dishwasher, Sub Zero refrigerator and wine cooler. Gaze over the historic roof lines of neighboring 19th century tenement buildings while your south facing windows fill your apartment with generous sunlight. Gorgeous bathroom features original light fixtures and large claw foot tub with custom walnut vanity and cabinet, Jado faucet and glazed tiles. Apartment also features hi ceilings, ebonized oak floors, great closet space. Details galore, this apartment is a must see! Building offers laundry room, bike room and storage.


See for yourself Sunday during an open house from 1-2 p.m.

7 comments:

avr said...

When will people learn to spell "sepArate"? Two "e's" two "a's".
Also though six floors meant an elevator was legally required. What do I know.

HippieChick said...

This kind of thing really repulses me. I'd vastly prefer a nice old brownstone, with an apartment that was just sort of tweaked but kept all the old EV charm.

Like those gorgeous "mansions" on East 10th you had up a while back. If I won the lottery, I'd buy one in a heartbeat, and then have it "retrovated": high tin or molding-rich ceilings with chandelier medallions, pocket doors, wainscoting, chair rails, marble fireplaces. Like original, only better...why do people mess with nice old stuff?

EV Grieve said...

Good points, HippieChick. And I don't think "the best the East Village has to offer" has to equate brand new renovation with top-of-the-line everything. I wish more things were renovated...retained their charm in the process...

Goggla said...

What's going on with the first two photos - that looks to be the same table/chairs/plant/light in an entirely different room (the walls and windows don't match up).

EV Grieve said...

Ha! Good observation, Goggla... I didn't even notice!

ak said...

hrm, i don't even think it's that the windows don't match up - i think it's that the top picture looks *stretched* so that the room appears much wider than it (probably, least according to the bottom picture) is.

Anonymous said...

Hmm. I don't know. I really didn't find "the catch" in the listing.
Reasonable maintenance for a 3 bedroom. No upstairs neighbors stomping around (ie, penthouse) (ie, HEAVEN for that aspect alone).
Not renovated to my taste, for sure. But to the poster above; most renovations these days are not destroying old , beautiful, original character anymore. They are mostly redoing some previously crappy renovation that replaced yet another earlier crappy renovation. Yep, it's sad, but that's what's what.