The Big OH: A paint-palette penthouse in Greenwich Village

29 East 10th Street Penthouse (image credit: Sotheby's International Realty)
29 East 10th Street Penthouse (image credit: Sotheby’s International Realty)

Manhattan’s 10th Street, whether it be east or west, is arguably one of the prettiest stretches in the city. And it turns out that it’s home to some rather expensive real estate too — no surprises there.

The penthouse of 29 East 10th Street (a building right across from Devonshire House, giving you some famous neighbours) spans the top two floors and the roof of the building, and it’s currently on the market for $11.25 million.

Broker Jeremy Stein, of Sotheby’s International Realty, gave LLNYC the grand tour for the latest in our Big Open House series.

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It bears mentioning that the owners of the spread initially purchased the eighth floor, before snapping up the seventh, and convincing the building to let them extend up onto the roof (a sizable ask that required moving a water tower up a floor). But the main living space is still found in their original acquisition, and direct elevator access is the method of entry.

The bright open-plan space is certainly the only room we’ve toured that’s painted bright turquoise, and it holds an eat-in kitchen, two wood-burning fireplaces, a small bar, and a living area. It is, as Stein says, an “incredibly sexy entertaining space.”

The master bedroom suite is also found on the eighth floor, and the sprawling bedroom with its dizzying, white and metallic glossy walls and ceilings, is flanked by a marble bathroom and a huge walk-in closet.

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There is also a home office, which, with its striped black and white walls and avian artwork, is just as bright and bold as the rest of this floor.

The most sensational room though, is the powder room, with its cheeky vintage-playboy-cover coated walls. “The dirtiest ones are out of view of the kids”, Stein assured us. Although, admittedly we couldn’t spot any — and trust us, we looked.

Head up one floor and the bright turquoise walls darken to a royal blue. There’s just one primary living room up here, which is, like the rest of the home, full of bold decor.

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The real charmer is the almost wrap-around terrace. There’s a full set up outside, with speakers, an outdoor kitchen and strings of charming Christmas lights. There’s even a view of the Empire State Building if you stand in the right spot.

Last, but by no means least, is the seventh floor, an addition that makes the condo feel far more like a townhouse than an apartment. The space is sprawling — it was previously a legit three-bedroom apartment, after all — and holds a large informal family room, plus a small kitchen, and three bedrooms.

It’s a unique spread to say the least. Unfortunately, in real estate, it’s often difficult to find a buyer that shares the aesthetic vision of the previous owners. Truly unique homes often flounder on the market, and bold details are all too often stripped away. Moneyed buyers, it would seem, prefer a blank canvas.

However, we have a feeling that a home boasting this much space won’t have too much trouble convincing some individualistic buyer to fall in love.

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