It’s Free to Look: Joan Peyser’s West Village Classical

Joan Peyser spent her life writing about classical music, so it makes sense she would call a Greenwich Village (writerly) townhouse (classy!) home.

Ms. Peyser passed away in April, but she kept her home in an immaculate state, so you can forget the architect and move right in. At 23 feet wide, the home boasts inumerable original details, from molding to fireplaces to a near-perfect garden.

“Grand and Glorious,” declares Douglas Ellimans’ Leslie Mason in her listing. With such a pedigreed home, it would seem only fitting to pass into the hands of another writer or classical music lover. If only such a person had $8.8 million lying around.

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It’s Free to Look: Joan Peyser’s West Village Classical