37 West 12th Street, Apt. 3A3B
A once in a life time opportunity to own a full floor in the sought-after, historic Mid-Century Modern Butterfield House, heralded as an "Architectural Masterpiece that you can live in!" A forever home, it is at once inviting and majestic.
Located on the Gold Coast of Greenwich Village and spread out over approximately 3,000 square feet, this four- bedroom, four-bath co-operative apartment with a separate office/library is the only full floor apartment in the Butterfield House. This distinguished home has graced the pages of many magazines, hosted a veritable Who's Who of New York's creative society, and was home to one of the city's most captivating cultural provocateurs since the building was built in 1962.
Enter off the elevator into a private foyer and open the door to reveal a spectacular forty-eight-foot living room filled with dancing southern light that moves through each day and season to bring its life into this glorious space. Two inviting oversize bay windows delight the eyes and are flanked by two terraces with Jalousie enclosures making a wall of windows the length of the apartment, each providing a sanctuary to relax and recharge. The spacious room off the living area has a multitude of uses: a library, den, media room, or home office, allowing you to seal off the world as you work or leave the door open to gaze out at the terrace windows as you relax.
The four very spacious bedrooms sit on the north side of the apartment, accessible through two wings, one east and one west, uniquely separating the sleeping spaces and giving them privacy tucked away from the living areas. This unique layout provides for two primary bedrooms with en-suite baths as well as two additional beds and baths. All four bedrooms bask in a calm northern light and overlook the lovely Butterfield gardens and fountains.
The Butterfield house is known for its gracious layouts and spacious closets; this home has sixteen!
The design of this apartment perfectly evokes the nature inspired living that midcentury architecture is known and loved for. The Butterfield House has been heralded as one of the finest examples of Post War apartment buildings. Built by the firm of Mayer, Whittlesey and Glass in 1962 and designed by architect William J. Conklin and the famed architect and urban designer James Rossant who is known for his creation and design of iconic, livable spaces; it is heralded as a masterpiece of residential architecture. In its 1969 report on Greenwich Village, the Landmarks Preservation Commission noted, "The delicacy of form and elegance of detail, inherent in the design, make it as one with its residential neighbors."
Located on the Gold Coast of Greenwich Village The Butterfield House is a full-service 24-hour doorman co-operative with Resident Manager, dedicated staff, fitness center, bicycle room, laundry room, garage, landscaped garden, and is pet-friendly. Close to major subway lines, it is easily accessible to everything Greenwich Village, the West Village, and all New York City has to offer. 2% purchaser paid flip tax. Showings by appointment.