For $24.5M, a “horse walk” in your West Village home

The tall passageway leads from the street to a carriage house

336 West 12th Street
336 West 12th Street

Here’s an amenity you don’t find too often in the heart of the West Village: a horse walk. But that is precisely what the townhouse at 336 West 12th Street boasts.

The red brick Italianate house was built in the 1850s and features a tall passageway that leads from the street to a carriage house in its backyard. Listing agents Stan Ponte and Randall Gianopulos of Sotheby’s International Realty Told The Wall Street Journal that the passageway was originally used for horses.

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The 24-foot-wide house measures about 7,000 square feet and has four bedrooms and an elevator. However, the original carriage house behind the home was replaced with a two-story home office at some point – so you can stop fantasizing about riding your roan through Greenwich Village now.

The property is owned by Lawrence Clark, the chief executive at the Vermont-based fuel technology company, Accordant Energy. He bought the house in 2008 for $11.6 million and has given it a thorough renovation.

One perk he added was a temperature-controlled wine room connecting the carriage house to the main house. Still, a functioning horse stable would have been a far more unique amenity. [WSJ]Christopher Cameron