This West Village townhouse once belonged to pioneering American chef James Beard, who lived at the three-storey property home for 15 years before selling it in 1974.
But culinary pedigree aside, the Manhattan property is on a row of five townhouses on West Tenth Street that dates back to 1849. A standalone formal dining room, still with drapes, a chandelier and a dining set, speaks to the townhouse’s grand past.
Some parts of the two-bedroom townhouse look as though they’ve been renovated. However, many rooms are still carpeted and wallpapered in extremely vintage styles meaning the building will need remodelling.
There are some jewels in the rough: the patio has potential for some verdant landscaping, and the ground floor space, which was initially a commercial store, could still be used as part of a hybrid live/work set-up.