Ballroom Dancing, a Koi Pond, and Fireplaces Galore in the Village

Hoping that no one slips on the marble floors whilst twirling.

Hoping that no one slips on the marble floors whilst twirling.

End-of-winter days can be a bit dreary, even on the tree-lined streets of Greenwich Village, which makes the bright red door of 60 West 9th Street a welcome surprise.

“I call it casual elegance,” said Corcoran broker Timothy Scott, as we stepped into the townhouse’s eat-in kitchen, with a wooden dining table and fireplace. “There are nine fireplaces,” Mr. Scott informed us of the $19.5 million listing. “Wood-burning on the first three floors, and it switches to gas fireplaces in the master bath all the way up to the fifth floor.”

Despite the offer of an elevator, we chose to take the wooden staircase, which had designs on each step that Mr. Scott confirmed were “hand painted—painstakingly.”

It's all very cheerful.

It’s all very cheerful.

“The current owners like to have dance parties, and they envisioned this as a ballroom,” Mr. Scott said as we reached the parlor, with its black-and-white marble floors. “They had a place for all the shoes,” he said, pointing near the stairs.

Two Juliet balconies face out onto the garden below, with a glimpse of a koi pond. “There are no fish in there,” admitted Mr. Scott.

The master suite, with a walk-in closet separating the bedroom and study from the bathroom, takes up the third floor. “Somebody asked why they didn’t make the study into another bathroom,” Mr. Scott said as we entered the two-room master bath. “If you can’t share this, there is a problem!” he declared, gesturing at the separate shower and tub atop gold alabaster floors.

We spy the Scrabble board.

We spy the Scrabble board.

We passed by the fourth floor’s three bedrooms and two baths before reaching the media room on the top floor, which Mr. Scott declared to be his favorite.

It did not disappoint, with 15-foot vaulted ceilings, skylights and a flat-screen across from a table with a set-up for a Scrabble game.

“This could be another master suite,” Mr. Scott said of the additional bedroom on the floor. “Not exactly a master-quality bathroom, but there’s a tub and shower!”