Butterfield House

37 West 12th Street, between Fifth Avenue & Avenue of the Americas

87

Butterfield House, 37 West 12th Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 87, based on:

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Butterfield House - 37 West 12th Street

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Info & Ratings - Overview

Building Summary

$1,632
 
0
6 Mo Change
Avg. Price / Ft2 (1 sale in past 12 months)
 
  • 1963Year Built
  • 104Apartments
  • 7Floors

Overview

One of the city’s most distinguished post-World War II apartment houses, Butterfield House is situated on one of the loveliest blocks in the city. Designed by William J. Conklin and James S. Rossant of the architectural firm of Mayer, Whittlesey & Glass, the through-block building has an elevation of 7 stories on 12th Street and 13 stories on 13th Street. Conklin and Rossant subsequently formed their own firm, Conklin & Rossant. The building was approvingly described as "the friendly neighborhood high-rise" by Elliot Willensky and Norval White in their book, "The A. I. A. Guide to New York City," (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1988). Indeed, the 12th Street façade is stunning with its projected, large bay windows and balconies and muted tones conveying an airy sense of graciousness whose modernity not only does not conflict with the street’s handsome brownstones but enhances it with its jewelly reflections. Ideally, this façade could have been only 5 stories tall to confirm to the general brownstone height, but the difference is slight and the two extra floors have impressive views. The façade on 13th Street, which has several commercial buildings, is less dramatic and quite flat. The handsome and deep bay windows are the most noticeable external feature of the building, but the lobby and the long passageway to the 13th Street wing are extremely lovely and elegant with a glazed courtyard in the middle. The 13th Street wing has many balconies that face south towards the...

Carter Horsley's Review of Butterfield House, 37 West 12th Street

Carter Horsley's Building Review
  One of the city’s most distinguished post-World War II apartment houses, Butterfield House is situated on one of the loveliest blocks in the city. Designed by William J. Conklin and James S. Rossant of the architectural firm of Mayer, Whittlesey & Glass, the through-block building has an elevation of 7 stories on 12th Street and 13 stories on 13th Street. Conklin and Rossant subsequently formed their own firm, Conklin & Rossant. The building was approvingly described as "the friendly neighborhood high-rise" by Elliot Willensky and Norval White in their book, "The A. I. A. Guide to New York City," (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1988). Indeed, the 12th Street façade is stunning with its projected, large bay windows and balconies and muted tones conveying an airy sense of graciousness whose modernity not only does not conflict with the street’s handsome brownstones but enhances it with its jewelly reflections. Ideally, this façade could have been only 5 stories tall to confirm to the general brownstone height, but the difference is slight and the two extra floors have impressive views. The façade on 13th Street, which has several commercial buildings, is less dramatic and quite flat. The handsome and deep bay windows are the most noticeable external feature of the building, but the lobby and the long passageway to the 13th Street wing are extremely lovely and elegant with a glazed courtyard in the middle. The 13th Street wing has many balconies that face south towards the garden. It is remarkable that this fine building was not more influential as it provided a very, very handsome and workable model that should be more emulated. Just off Lower Fifth Avenue, the building’s location is convenient not only to Greenwich Village, but also the Flatiron, Chelsea and Union Square districts and attractions and is well served by public transportation. The building, which is down the street from the New School for Social Research, was built as a cooperative in 1962 and has 104 apartments.  

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Features & Amenities

  • FT Doorman
  • Post War
  • Full Service Garage
  • Garden
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator

Pros

  • One of the city's most distinguished post-World War II apartment buildings
  • Magnificent and elegant lobby and glazed courtyard
  • Large, deep bay windows on 12th Street
  • Lovely street
  • Prime Greenwich Village location that is also close to Flatiron and Chelsea districts
  • Doorman
  • Convenient public transportation
  • Several nearby supermarkets and gourmet food stores
  • Some balconies, including many on the north wing that face south overlooking the garden
  • Garage

Cons

  • No health club
  • No sundeck
  • The New School for Social Research is located on the same block

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