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House Hunters Dig the 'Quiet' Double Terrace at 571 Hudson St.

By DNAinfo Staff on April 3, 2012 2:31pm

By Juliet Linderman

Special to DNAinfo

This week's Open House Insider looked at a West Village apartment with a prized double terrace overlooking the whole neighborhood. 

571 Hudson St., 6D
1 bedroom, 1.5 bathrooms
$1.525 million
Maintenance: $1,916

In the short week it's been on the market, the top-floor duplex at 571 Hudson St., selling for roughly $1.5 million, has inspired two offers already.

"The double terrace speaks for itself," said broker Lisa Keenan, of Halstead. "It’s a jewel at night."

Prospective buyers marveled at the spiral staircase leading first to the bedroom and then to the double terrace at the 14-unit building on Hudson Street, between West 11th and Bank streets. The bedroom’s windows look directly onto the lower level terrace, which is connected to a second, higher terrace by a small set of stairs.

The views, according to everyone who stopped by, were sweeping and spectacular, looking out onto the entire Village. The two-level interior boasted hardwood floors, massive windows, quality kitchen appliances, and a four-foot high marble fireplace.

"I like the quiet," said one perspective buyer, who currently owns his home in Hell's Kitchen with a longtime partner. "I look for top floor to eliminate noise," he said. "I like to be as isolated as possible. And the multi-level balcony is amazing."

The outdoor terrace also wowed another perspective buyer, who was less thrilled by the spiral staircase, which she precariously navigated in four-inch heels.

"This is a great apartment, but not for me," she said. "A corkscrew staircase? It’s not for me."

But the broker certainly wasn’t concerned about any possible deterrent factors.

"To me, this apartment is all about the outdoor space," Keenan said. "Frankly, I’ve never seen anything like it before."