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A rare home on a gated Manhattan street seeks $6.49M

A house on one of Manhattan’s only private streets has just hit the market.

On the far west side of Manhattan, on a block that defies the street grid and most New York City real estate, several stately homes sit behind gates marked 687 Greenwich St.

It’s Greenwich Mews, and one of its seven homes is now on the market for $6.49 million, according to StreetEasy. This is a rare deal, as the listing portal further shows that only three houses in the neighborhood have exchanged hands since 2015.

The house sports an elegant new facade. Brown Harris Stevens
Houses in the neighborhood are rarely put up for sale. Brown Harris Stevens

The property for sale features a freshly restored facade and new windows. But the interior is a visibly gutted blank slate. Yet there are 10-foot-high ceilings, four wood-burning fireplaces, south and north exposures, oversized floor-to-ceiling windows, a Juliet balcony and a rooftop terrace. This means it is an excellent opportunity for a new owner.

“(The) 2,800 square foot raw interiors are now ready for construction,” the listing reads, adding that the property comes with plans approved by Landmarks and the Department of Buildings to install more windows in the At the back, finish the roof terrace and add another. floor, expanding the property to 3,400 square feet. (This last item requires additional approval from the block’s Mews Association after closing.)

Additionally, a potential homeowner has access to the street’s common amenities of a 1,500+ square foot yard, a dedicated property manager, and perhaps the most coveted resource in New York City, an amenity whose most don’t even dare to dream: a private indoor parking space.

Residents of the street are entitled to amenities, including an indoor parking space. Brown Harris Stevens
There are only seven houses on the stretch and they offer the benefits of private outdoor space. Brown Harris Stevens

“It’s one of the most enchanting neighborhoods in all of New York and feels like you’re stepping back in time to London or Paris,” Brown Harris Stevens broker Sophie P. Ravet, who holds the rare ad. “The security of the gated community, the convenience of on-site private parking and the overall friendly vibe of The Mews make this listing a truly unique opportunity.”

Although unique, this closed section is far from being the only “secret” street in the city.

Washington Heights’ Sylvan Terrace and other hidden city blocks, including Pomander Walk, Sniffen Court and Love Lane Mews, also offer exclusive and rarely available real estate on corners of Manhattan that read more like a history book than a ‘in New York, as The Post points out. has already reported.

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