Golden Apartment Squadra in West Village, Manhattan – New York.
While the glossy skyscrapers and bustling avenues of Midtown illuminate and invigorate Manhattan, those seeking a setting more quaint than quintessential head south to the enviable West Village. At an intersection where delightful bistros. The neighbourhood’s European charms complement this two bedroom, two bathroom pied-à-terre just steps from the scenic square. Here, French provincial furnishings, wood-beamed ceilings and rustic, yet light spaces give the feel of a French chateau.
Much like the West Village (or perhaps Montmartre in Paris), the interiors of the home are eclectic and charming. The centrepiece is an expansive, exposed brick living room with a baby grand piano, large wooden daybed, gorgeous chandelier and an industrial size bellow used as a coffee table. A round dining table with eight French bistro chairs sits before a large window providing panoramic city views. A separate book-filled study has a floor-to-ceiling library with a mobile ladder and rich leather seating.
Cheerful yellows and blues make their way into the bedrooms where crisp white linens are tucked neatly into ornate French provincial bed frames. Colourful Italian pottery lines the shelving and walls of the kitchen and bathrooms. Guests can sip their morning café and watch the city come to life from a private roof terrace accessible from inside the home.