The 2009 House tour includes seven homes and sites from east to west in the Central Village.
Sara & Paul Costello
The fun and carefree décor in this historic townhouse gives a nod to its Federal-era history, while updating it for modern living.
This townhouse exudes modern elegance with classic historic details. Several outdoor terraces and clean lines, light colors, and modern artwork compliment such historic details as a grand balustrade on the stairway and antique fireplaces.
This three-floor penthouse boasts extensive Latin American art collections and the light and air usually associated with loft-living. A raw space that took two years to create, the space is a welcoming retreat on a block that has experienced much development in recent years.
Edward Hopper Studio, at the Silver School of Social Work at New York University
Living in this space from 1913 until his death in 1967, artist Edward Hopper often painted his view overlooking Washington Square. The quaint space served as home and studio spaces for both Hopper and his wife Jo.
Anne Kennedy & Peter Nadin
This classic Federal-era townhouse was found in a derelict state as it lay empty for many years. The owners have since carefully restored many of the home's historic details, and added one 21st Century addition—a lovely glass back house at the rear of the garden.
Howard & Katia Read
The dramatic loft on the second floor of this Federal-era home was the studio of artist Robert Blum, whose piece “Chrysanthemum” still graces a portion of the parlor level wall.
Stuyvesant Fish House, at the Cooper Union
Built in 1804 by the great grandson of Peter Stuyvesant for his daughter Elizabeth, the Stuyvesant Fish House is a classic Federal style home with arched dormer windows. The home is now the residence of the president of the Cooper Union.
DATE: 3 May 2009
Tour takes place rain or shine.
TICKET PICK-UP: 1:00 P.M. New York Studio School at 8 West 8th Street
HOUSE TOUR: 1:30 - 6:00 P.M. Self-guided; explore at your own pace.
RECEPTION: 6:00 - 8:00 P.M.
SPECIAL NOTE: Tickets for the tour and reception are limited, so reserve a place today to ensure your attendance. If available, tickets purchased on the day of the tour will be priced at a higher level. Tickets cannot be refunded or exchanged.