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44 Morton #1W is a 3½ bedroom apartment with 2½ bathrooms. As you enter the apartment on the parlor level, you enter the living area with a large 11' ceiling living room with windows on 3 sides and a wood burning fireplace, all facing a verdant garden and bathed in sunlight from morning to evening thanks to its South to West exposure. The parlor level also has a recently renovated Scavolini kitchen with top of the line European appliances (Bertazzoni gas range, Thermador refrigerator, Miele dishwasher) and a large wall-wide and high bookcase. A half bathroom is also available for guests, and it is equipped with a LG washer and dryer.
The stairs down take you to the master bedroom at the garden level, with a home office & walk-in closet and a renovated bathroom featuring a Jacuzzi soaking bathtub and Restoration Hardware vanity.
The stairs up with European posts goes up to the second floor with a large bedroom, another bedroom and a renovated bathroom with bathtub.
The apartment is the result of a combination of two apartments (1W and 2W) in 2014. Renovations done over 2012-2016 period.
The apartment has plenty of closet and shelf space and also has large storage space in the basement.
Common charges are $750/month and real estate taxes $1350/month.
Square footage approx. 1200 sqft.
44 Morton Street is a landmarked building, built in 1844. It is a small 4 apartment condominium that sits at the "turn" in the middle of Morton street. With only three owners (owning about a third each), the building is a small and tight community.
In 1969, the city's Landmark Preservation Commission recognized its value in its Greenwich Village Historic District Designation Report:
This exceptionally fine brick house, Greek Revival in style, served as a set for the film, "Naked City." It is three stories high over a high basement, and was built in 1844-45 for John McLean, a lumber merchant. This is the earliest house on this side of the block and the sole surviving house of this period between this location and Seventh Avenue South, now occupied entirely by apartment houses. It retains its dignified Greek Revival pedimented doorway, and has a finely detailed door flanked by sidelights and surrounded by a delicate bead and reel molding. The roof cornice, with the same molding above a row of dentils, is an excellent example of the period. Alterations have been held to a minimum on the street facade, though a number of changes have been made at the rear of the house.
The building housed various celebrities, including Literature Nobel Prize laureate Josef Brodsky in apartment 1W.
Zoned for top rated PS-3 Charrette school (96th percentile state wide).
Subways: Sheridan Square (1), Houston (1), West 4th street (A, B, C, D, E, F, M) and 14th street (1, 2, 3, L).
Located at the heart of the West Village, Morton street is a haven in the middle of the city, part of the village's historic district. When the Landmark Preservation Commission designated the area, it found that "What is exceptional about Greenwich Village is its many tree- lined streets, the human scale of so many of its buildings, and the special architectural qualities of its houses [...] The exceptionally fine quality of Village architecture together with its special quaintness are found nowhere else in New York."
Zoned in one of the few residential areas of the West Village, this quiet tree-lined street is very calm yet at a stone's throw of the vibrant Bleecker street with its food stores (Kayser bakery, Ottomanelli's butcher, Murray's cheese, Magnolia's bakery) and its clothing stores (Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren RRL). Just a couple of blocks away from the most iconic Jazz clubs of the neighborhood (Blue Note, Village Vanguard, Small's, Arthur's Tavern)
The neighborhood also features the luxurious Equinox Printing House gym (½ block away), many playgrounds, including one a block away, a NY Public Library also a block away (with a full level for children and daily activities).
Many grocery store options nearby (Brooklyn Fare, Gourmet Garage, Gristedes, Citarella).