This 26' wide Greek Revival townhouse with elevator was built in 1846 at 17 West 10th Street between fifth and sixth avenues. A most sought-after street with a rich mixture of architecture including Greek Revival and opulent Italianate. This bucolic block is replete with tall, lush trees, gardens, and rich history. The writer Mark Twain lived directly across the street in the early 1900s. West 10th street has been home to a liberal mixture of writers, artists, celebrities, families, and business tycoons and is only steps from the historic Washington Square Park and the delightful farmers' Greenmarket at Union Square. In 1979 it was converted to a cooperative and currently houses 8 residential coops. Number 5, the entire 5th floor, feels more like a house than an apartment. It consists of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (one with skylight, the other with a window), 2 working fireplaces, 4 exposures (including a direct view of the Empire State Building), and 11 windows providing continuous natural light all day from every room. Original wood floors, shutters and crown moldings are featured throughout the home. Two south facing bedrooms are currently configured as an office and library and have views of the lovely trees and landmark townhouses on the street. The design of this home combines a loft-like layout with intimate living areas that flow flawlessly for a full 90 feet from front to back. The main living area with its enormous collection of books, folk art and a working fireplace is elegant and charming. It opens into an expansive chef's kitchen that exudes a rustic warmth and is so inviting you'll be hard pressed to leave. It has top of the line appliances including a 5-burner stove top with a double burner oven, a Bosch dishwasher, extensive Cherry wood cabinetry throughout seamlessly creating vast storage for your every need. The dining area is ideal for entertaining and features its own wood-burning fireplace and seating areas. The master bedroom with in-suite bath has an abundance of cedar and pine closets, and it is pin drop quiet with lovely open views to the north including a view of the Empire State Building in the distance. There is a washer/dryer in the apartment as well as laundry and a generous amount of private storage in the basement. Only one flight up you will find a fully planted roof deck with captivating views of the village and Manhattan skyline. Imagine: it's like having your very own tree house in the Spring and summer, and during the winter months, you'll be warm and cozy in front of fireplaces as the snow falls outside your windows. Truly, the best of everything. Experience the serene qualities of townhouse living amidst the unique energy of New York.