Friday, June 1, 2012
This takes "going green" to a whole new level. This townhouse on Leroy Street (St. Luke's Place), east of Hudson has 8 south facing windows, of which, only one is not obscured by the giant green vine that has all but overtaken the property. On a block where townhouse trades are nearing 8 figures, apparently the owner would prefer a sea of green to a sea of kids at the James J. Walker Park across the street.
I guess this is a "green" house primitive style! After all, the foliage will keep the house cooler in summer and when the foliage fades in the winter, the bright southern exposure will warm the house. Or, more likely, just another old school West Village eccentric (with a heck of a piece of real estate).