132 West 4th Street, Unit PH

132 W 4th St Greenwich Village, Manhattan, NY 10012

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Property Details for 132 West 4th Street, Unit PH

Total Rooms5.0
Year Built1899
Compass TypeRental
MLS Type-
Available Date01/31/2020
Lease Term12 months
Rental Incentives-
CountyNew York County


132 W 4th St

3 Units4 StoriesBuilt in 1899

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Sometimes the word "unique" is not real estate jargon. This is one of those times. A hundred years ago this truly one of a kind apartment was home to renowned silent film actor John Barrymore – who christened it "The Alchemist's Corner" – and it's easy to see why creative minds have been drawn to the space both then and now.

The loft-like apartment occupies the entire top floor and features an expansive living area defined by an enormous vaulted and cast-iron paned skylight, deep-set blue stained-glass
... windows , arched doorways, and huge fireplace. At the front you will find a large built-in seat before the bay windows, and at the back is a separate king-sized bedroom with en suite bath. The kitchen has been completely remodeled with custom cabinetry and fixtures.

From the great room a door that could belong in a castle leads up a narrow staircase to a spectacular rooftop deck with views north over the former Washington Square Church and south to the Freedom Tower, and where Barrymore installed a garden. The deck also features a covered porch and "cabana" or cottage, which is perfect for sleeping in summertime or entertaining year round (it's heated).

Dating from 1839, the house is one of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in the Village and would be just as familiar to Edgar Allan Poe today as it would have been when he lived one block south at the time. While you'll feel you've walked into a different world once inside, the building is located just seconds from Washington Square and the modern convenience of the West 4th Street train station.

If you want a steel and glass box, this is not for you. If you want walls with history and a view over the Village, then look no further.


Roof DeckDecorative FireplaceCrown MouldingsDecorative MouldingsBuilt-InsHardwood FloorsHigh CeilingsWalk Up


Listing Agents

  1. Paddington Matz

    Listing Agent


  2. Mark Eichner

    Listing Agent


Building Information for 132 West 4th Street, Unit PH

Building/Complex132 W 4th StFloor-Stories4Residences3Pet PolicyAllowedYear Built1899Building AgePre-warBuilding TypeTownhouse

Property History for 132 West 4th Street, Unit PH

DateEvent & SourcePriceAppreciationLink
Jan 3, 2020Listed (Active)

Manual #b85edb631b4ba4fe808c8a2df39c83df7728247a

May 20, 2014Rented

RLS #OLRS-1313852

May 5, 2014Listed (Active)

RLS #OLRS-1313852

DateEvent & SourcePrice
Listed (Active)

Manual #b85edb631b4ba4fe808c8a2df39c83df7728247a


RLS #OLRS-1313852

Listed (Active)

RLS #OLRS-1313852


For completeness, Compass often displays two records for one sale: the MLS record and the public record.

Schools near 132 West 4th Street, Unit PH

Academy Of Saint JosephPrivatePK-80.1 mi
Our Lady of Pompeii SchoolPrivatePK-80.2 mi
Cooke Center For Learning & DevelopmentPrivate9-120.3 mi
Ps 3 Charrette SchoolPublicPK-50.3 mi

Academy Of Saint Joseph

PK-8, 0.1 mi, Private


Our Lady of Pompeii School

PK-8, 0.2 mi, Private


Cooke Center For Learning & Development

9-12, 0.3 mi, Private


Ps 3 Charrette School

PK-5, 0.3 mi, Public


School ratings and boundaries are provided by GreatSchools.org and Pitney Bowes. This information should only be used as a reference. Proximity or boundaries shown here are not a guarantee of enrollment. Please reach out to schools directly to verify all information and enrollment eligibility.

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132 West 4th Street, Unit PH is available for rent in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, NY 10012. This property was listed on January 3, 2020 by Compass at $7,200. It has been on the market for a total of 21 days and was last rented on May 20, 2014. Nearby schools include Manhattan Bridges High School, New Design High School and Nyc Lab Ms For Collaborative Studies. 132 West 4th Street, Unit PH is a 1-bed, 1-bath, a property built in 1899.

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