Originally built of marble in 1860 as Washington Square Methodist Church, the building was imaginatively reinvented and transformed by FLANK architects into condominium units in 2006. The former church now houses an awe-inspiring fifty-foot glass atrium and eight private residences with distinctly modern interiors, while the heavy stone facade, exquisite detailing and stained glass windows remain. It is distinguished by its dual identity; the stone façade gives way to an almost ethereal world of light, space, comfort, and silence within. Novare offers unique New York real estate to the discerning buyer.
The penthouse unit has amazing twenty-foot vaulted ceilings and original wood timber beams. The painstakingly renovated duplex boasts approximately 3,498 square feet of living space. The highly customized interior offers three large bedrooms and two and a half baths. The home is outfitted with top-of-the-line finishes and fixtures, as well as handcrafted pieces, providing the highest quality at every opportunity—the white Venetian plastered walls were even hand-trowelled. The floors are a stunning Brazilian walnut, and the home offers a chrome floating staircase, just a few examples of the fine materials used throughout. The Boffi kitchen is fully outfitted for the most discerning chef, while library and media rooms provide the perfect spaces for reading or movie-watching during downtime. The home also boasts a state-of-the-art entertainment system by Crestron, and the living room features a Nano glass wall that opens onto the private, landscaped terrace, which offers approximately 575 square feet of entertainment space as well as stunning views of the Empire State Building.
Novare is located in the heart of the Village. The area is well known for its artistry and eclectic shopping. There are many options for shopping, dining and entertainment. There is also public transportation nearby.