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14 St. Lukes Place, Greenwich Village, New York City.
Now appropriately named Arbor Vitae, This is an utterly singular New York City townhouse. Located on one of the most charming streets in the entire city, the house was built in 1852 and boasts enchanting view of James J. Walker Park. This fourstory, plus full basement 22.5 wide elevator townhouse, which includes 4+ bedrooms, is the most idiosyncratic and beautiful of the Italianate style houses rowed in the heart of the West Village.
Recently and painstakingly restored over the past 3 years, Arbor Vitae is a celebration of the layers of the cultural history, 1850s, 1920s, and today.
The house was designed and re-built via a narrative that literally transforms it into a Tree of Life. There are clues and features that turn the entire dwelling into a retreat from the madness of city life.
The house was also restored to bring it to the most stringent modern codes as an environmentally conscious passive power dwelling including Landmark approved triple pane windows, Energy Recovery Ventilation systems and ducted mini-split HVAC system. As a result, the house is almost completely silent.
The ground floor level kitchen features marble counter tops, ...