NYC couple lists ‘cottage in the sky’ penthouse for $2.95M


Architect extraordinaire Michael Haverland, whose clients include designer Calvin Klein and his partner, New York Times “Social Q’s” writer Philip Galanes, are listing their Greenwich Village penthouse pied-à-terre for $2.95 million.

They bought it for $2 million last year, according to property records.

The pre-war one-bedroom co-op, at 35 E. Ninth St. was substantially transformed by Haverland, who is known for his modernist glass and steel takes on the East End and in the city.

The home comes with a wraparound, 985-square-foot landscaped terrace that boasts multiple entertaining areas — and pink, red, and white roses, which bloom eight months of the year.

“I consider it a special cottage in the sky. It’s like a little house on top of the building — a complete private oasis with no neighbors. All you have is expansive views,” Haverland told Gimme Shelter.

Architect extraordinaire Michael Haverland at Urban Center at Helmsley Palace in NYC.
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The co-op only has one bedroom (seen above).
Celeste Godoy

The gut renovation added 11 large new windows so that every room has great light and great views, Haverland said.

There are also new hardwood floors and a chef’s kitchen, along with a bathroom with a skylight and a glass-paneled terrace door.

“It’s like you are in a modern space because there is so much space and light, with a prewar character,” Haverland said.

Blossom sauce: The 985-square-foot landscaped terrace has roses for days.
Celeste Godoy
The dwelling was gut-renovated and enjoys 11 new windows.
Celeste Godoy

During the pandemic, the couple sold their oft-photographed “Glass House,” a shelter mag fave in East Hampton, to a “tasteful tech entrepreneur during the crazy COVID real estate transactions.”

The couple then moved to the shoreline of Connecticut, near Yale, where they both went to school and where Haverland taught in the architecture school for 10 years.

“We liked Connecticut more than we imagined,” Haverland said, adding that they no longer felt the need to keep a pied-à-terre in the city.

Neighbors in the building complex include designer Helmut Lang and Bette Midler.

The pre-war one-bedroom co-op, at 35 E. Ninth St. was substantially transformed by Haverland, who is known for his modernist glass.
Celeste Godoy

“We love the building, it’s really a white-glove, uptown building in terms of services and management, but it’s downtown. There aren’t too many buildings like that — and we love our neighbors. There are lots of artists, writers, and professional people. It’s the best of what Greenwich Village has to offer. Everyone is successful, but they aren’t just rich bankers. We love the community and Il Cantinori,” an Italian restaurant nearby, Haverland said.

The three-building co-op complex — which also includes 29 and 45 E. Ninth Street — was designed in 1925 by architect Harvey Wiley Corbett, of iconic One Fifth Avenue.

The listing broker is Toni Haber of Compass. 

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