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The Governor, 59 West 12th Street, #5E

$3,475,000 ($2,482 per ft2) -13.1% | 2 beds, 2 baths | Approx. 1,400 ft2

Key Details

  • Listed May 6, 2019
    Last Price Change -13.1% ($325,000) on Oct 31
    Days on Market 261
    Building Type Condominium
    Neighborhood Greenwich Village
  • Monthly Common Charges $1,515
    Monthly Real Estate Taxes $2,083
    Doorman FT Doorman

Description

$525.000 REDUCTION!!! A GREAT VALUE NOW IN STUNNING, RARE GREENWICH VILLAGE PRE WAR CONDO.Exquisitely crafted by renowned interior designer Kelly Wearstler for actress Cameron Diaz, this beautifully appointed 2 bedroom 2 bath home was featured as an Elle Dcor cover story. Sun flooded south facing windows overlook a coveted tree-lined block of West 12th Street in Greenwich Village's Gold Coast just off Fifth Avenue.

One moves into the apartment through a glamorous entry hall featuring 14 feet of custom closets.

A rose-gold glass wall and architectural beams framing the dining area distinguish it from the living room while maintaining openness throughout the space. The expansive living room boasts a wood burning fireplace, custom artisan wallpaper, and hand stenciled ceilings.

The windowed kitchen is outfitted with a Miele dishwasher, Sub Zero refrigerator/freezer, Viking range, and water filtration system. Cabinets of deep emerald are complimented by brass hardware and unlacquered brass counters and backsplash.

One enters the master suite through a hall of custom closets.

A serene master bedroom joins a stunning expanded bathroom clad in glass tiles by Ann Sacks and waterworks fixtures. The oversized guest suite sits on the opposite side of the living room providing ample privacy for both bedrooms. The handsome guest bath boasts onyx and marble finishes, a custom shower and sink, as well as waterworks fixtures.

Electronic black out shades in all rooms, a master lighting and shade control at the front door make the apartment the ultimate in convenience and ease.

Designed by celebrated architect Emery Roth, this full-service Bing & Bing building is located near all major forms of transportation, Union Square, Washington Square Park and West Village restaurants and shops.

A rare storage unit is included in the sale.

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About The Governor, 59 West 12th Street

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The Governor, 59 West 12th Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 69, based on:

 
Architecture

Anything above 30 is remarkable, from 20-29 is distinguished and from 11-19 is average, while below 11 is below average.

 
Location

Anything above 27 is remarkable, from 18-26 is distinguished and from 9-17 is average, while below 9 is below average.

 
Features

Anything above 22 is remarkable, from 16-21 is distinguished and from 9-15 is average, while below 9 is below average.

Rating Summary

25
Out of 44
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26
Out of 36
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12
Out of 39
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6
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69
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Very Distinguished 7 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
None 2 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Alterations:
None 2 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
None 0 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
No, but Very Good 3 out of 3 points
Skyline:
Exists 1 out of 2 points
Local Visibility:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Watertank:
Attractively Enclosed 2 out of 2 points
Airconditioners:
Discrete 1 out of 2 points
Free Standing:
No 0 out of 2 points
Gargoyles:
None 0 out of 2 points
Garden:
None 0 out of 2 points
Fenestration:
Consistent 1 out of 1 points
Landmark:
Part of Historic District 1 out of 2 points
Unity:
Unified Design 1 out of 1 points
Illumination:
None 0 out of 1 points
Water Element:
None 0 out of 1 points

Location Rating: Points Breakdown

Street Ambience:
Outstanding 5 out of 5 points
Distance To Neighborhood Center:
Less than 40 blocks 2 out of 5 points
Views:
Open 2 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Very Little 3 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
Only Top Floors 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Subway:
3-5 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Firedepartment Noise:
No Noise 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Supermarket:
Less than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Park:
3-6 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Water:
More than 6 Short Blocks 0 out of 2 points
Shopping:
5 or less Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Schools:
No Noise 1 out of 1 points
Noise From Nightlife:
None 1 out of 1 points

Features Rating: Points Breakdown

Lobby:
Quite Stylish 3 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
5-9 2 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
8-9 Feet 1 out of 4 points
Balconies:
Some 1 out of 3 points
Health Club:
None 0 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
None 0 out of 2 points
Storage Rooms:
Minimal 1 out of 2 points
Bay Windows:
None 0 out of 1 points
Fireplaces:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Door Person:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Concierge:
None 0 out of 1 points
Elevator Person:
None 0 out of 1 points
Recreational Roof:
None 0 out of 1 points
Driveway:
None 0 out of 1 points
Maids Room:
None 0 out of 1 points
Catering:
None 0 out of 1 points
Garage:
None 0 out of 1 points
Mixed Use:
No 0 out of 1 points
Non Rectilinear Form:
No 0 out of 1 points
Unusual Layouts:
No 0 out of 1 points
Prewar:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Some 1 out of 2 points
  • Condo
  • Built in 1931
  • 101 Apartments
  • 16 Floors

Building Amenities

  • Conversion Year: 1986
  • FT Doorman
  • Hi Rise
  • Pre War
  • Basement Storage
  • Central AC
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator
  • Children's Playroom
  • Outdoor Entertainment Space
  • Bike Room
  • Fireplaces
  • Live-In Superintendent
  • Terraces / Balconies

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Pros
  • Prime Greenwich Village location
  • Across the street from New School for Social Research
  • Close to famous food stores
  • Close to subway
  • Close to fine public school
  • Doorman
  • Side street is one of the best in area
  • One of the most attractive prewar apartment buildings in the area
  • Superb southern views from upper floors
Cons
  • Across the street from New School for Social Research
  • No garage
  • No sundeck
  • No health club
  • No balconies
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