Manhattan’s West Village neighborhood is known almost as much for its iconic quaint streets as it is for its designer boutiques. The famed area is marked by cobblestone streets, Federal-style townhouses, historic brownstones and numerous public squares.
With a glaring lack of office space, the West Village is primarily a residential area. It is one of the few Manhattan neighborhoods not on the famous “grid” system, and as such, many of its streets are curved and winding. For some, the West Village’s nonconformist streets can seem confusing and hard to navigate. However, the oddity is just the sort of thing that makes the West Village a uniquely charming neighborhood in the greater concrete jungle.
And while the neighborhood is fairly peaceful throughout the daytime hours, it comes alive once the sun sets thanks to a vibrant nightlife scene. The West Village houses some of the city’s most renown art houses, including The Cherry Lane Theatre and the IFC Center. Choice eateries include The Spotted Pig and the New York favorite go-to for pizza by the slice — Joe’s Pizza on Carmine Street.
The West Village is not only home to some of the city’s most well-known piano bars, cabarets and jazz clubs, it is the home of the landmarked Stonewall Inn — ground-zero and the launching pad of the gay rights movement in 1969.
Proximity to mass transit, walkability and high-end shopping have helped make the West Village one of Manhattan’s most popular neighborhoods for homebuyers. New construction has amped up in the area, with more new luxury developments coming to market every year.
The opulent real estate and trendy cafes have attracted many celebrities and CEOs to the area — like Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker.
This is a brief round-up of what a budget of under $8 million buys in the West Village new condo market:
1. 100 Barrow
It has a total of 26 unique modern residences offering panoramic views of the historic neighborhood with floor-to-ceiling windows. Open-plan living and dining spaces make entertaining effortless.
Amenities include: wine cellar, pet spa, residents’ lounge and terrace, and entertaining kitchen.
Pricing for available units starts at $3.3 million.
2. 160 Leroy
Developed by Ian Schrager, William Gottlieb Real Estate and Ares Management, 160 Leroy has 49 units that range in size from 2,351 square feet to 4,557 square feet. The development stretches an entire city block and is unmistakable, thanks to its unique shape.
Residences feature 11-foot ceiling heights (13-feet in the penthouse), floor-to-ceiling windows, 12-inch wide-plank flooring and oversized art walls. They are pre-wired for many smart-home features including motorized shades and light dimming systems.
Amenities include: refrigerated storage, steam room and sauna, a porter and a pool.
Pricing for available units starts at $7.9 million.
3. 175 West Tenth Street
175 West Tenth Street was developed by Greystone, Continental Ventures and Itzhaki Acquisitions. It stands seven stories and houses a total of four 2,702-square-foot, full-floor three-bedroom residences and one 3,049-square-foot penthouse.
Residences feature oversized steel-frame windows, ceiling heights up to 10 feet and exquisite terraces alongside a private solarium.
Amenities include: concierge service and storage space.
Pricing for available units starts at $6.2 million.
4, 90 Morton Street
The loft-like residences feature 12-foot ceiling heights and the building’s original concrete ceilings and beam sequences. Ten-inch wide oak flooring runs throughout.
Amenities include: a library, cold storage, sauna and an outdoor fireplace.
Pricing for available units starts at $5.3 million.
5. The Shepard
The Shepard was developed by Naftali Group and Starwood Capital. It stands 12 stories and houses 38 units that range in size from 705 square feet to 4,763 square feet. The Shepard retained its original facade to blend seamlessly with the surrounding neighborhood.
Residences are open-plan and spacious, with unique vaulted ceilings and three-quarter-inch oak flooring. Kitchens come stacked with a full range of Miele appliances. The upper floor residences offer coveted open city views.
Amenities include: arcade games and a gaming room, private garden, screening room and a golf-simulator.
Pricing starts at $1.8 million.