Thursday, October 29, 2015
The restoration work continues at 151 Avenue B between East Ninth Street and East 10th … not sure exactly what the workers are doing (no work permits are online that we could find).
Perhaps they are sprucing up the landmarked, circa-1849 building where jazz great Charlie Parker lived from 1950-1954. As we first reported on Oct. 2, No. 151 is for sale. Asking price: $9.25 million.
Although the listing notes that the buyer could turn the Gothic Revival-style townhouse (now with four residences) into a single-family home, No. 151 is triple-landmarked by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, the State Register of Historic Places and the National Register of Historic Places. So the new owner would have a few hoops to jump through to make any major renovations.
Updated 5:44 p.m.
Dave on 7th notes that the workers were doing a little stucco patching here…
Previously on EV Grieve:
The historic Charlie Parker Residence is for sale on Avenue B
Friday, October 2, 2015
The listing for 151 Avenue B between East Ninth Street and East 10th Street arrived on Streeteasy today. (Halstead is the broker, though the link appears not to work at the moment.)
Built circa 1849 and bordering Tompkins Square Park to the East, individually designated by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, The Charlie Parker Residence is a rare example of a Gothic Revival style townhouse. Original details include the double wood doors, a trefoil relief beneath the projecting box cornice, slender hood moldings above most windows and the well-preserved pointed archway with clustered colonettes that is surmounted by a prominent horizontal molding.
There are 4 full-floor apartments: Garden floor, former home of Jazz great, Charlie Parker, Parlor floor, the third floor and fourth floors, each with 2 bedrooms. The Penthouse, with a huge private deck, is set-back with 1 bedroom and extra loft space. Handled with care throughout the years, this elegant building holds court in the vibrant neighborhood of the East Village.
It also has the honor of 3 designations: The New City Landmarks Preservation Foundation, The State Register of Historic Places and The National Register of Historic Places. The archway is featured in Bricks and Brownstones by Charles Lockwood. Great for investors OR it can be converted into an owner's duplex with income or single family.
Price: $9.25 million.
According the Charlie Parker Residence website, Parker lived here from 1950-1954. "With Chan Richardson and their three children, Parker occupied the ground floor apartment at the height of his career."
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