The Villager – 450 Sixth Avenue

The Villager is a luxury apartment rental building located in the charming West Village. It has been through many incarnations – it was the famed restaurant Charles restaurant in the 1940s, was converted from offices to rental apartments in 1981, and given a luxurious top-to-bottom renovation in 1995. Still, the timeless elegance of its pre-war rental apartments, prime location and unique suite of building services ensure that The Villager has remained one of the finest no-fee rentals in the West Village.

Units and Pricing

There are currently no available units at The Villager, a testament to the popularity of the unique pre-war building. Previous rental units ranged in size from one to three bedrooms and in price from $2,795 to $7,295/month. The average price per square foot at The Villager is $58.

Features and Amenities

The building offers oversized loft-style studio, one and two bedroom apartments. Some of the residences are duplexes, including duplex penthouse apartments with huge terraces. All apartments enjoy original 13’ high ceilings; many feature exposed brick walls and wood burning fireplaces. The Villager’s kitchens and bathrooms were brought up to state-of-the-art through a recent renovation, with state-of-the-art dishwashers, microwaves and new fixtures throughout offering a nice contrast to the elegant pre-war style seen throughout all of the apartments for rent.There is a 24-hour doorman and concierge, as well as video security.  


The West Village is intimate, quaint, and synonymous with New York’s bohemian culture. Even the many trendy shops, restaurants and nightspots that delight residents do not detract from the inherent charm of this neighborhood still defined by its deep artistic roots. Boasting cobblestone tree-lined streets and drool-worthy brownstones, there’s nothing you can’t find in the  neighborhood.

Why You Would Want to Live Here

Every unit at The Villager tells a story – just like the building itself. West Village apartments are easy to find – but apartments that have been well-renovated and yet have preserved their pre-war qualities can be hard to find. The Villager has been through many incarnations, and yet, the units remain the same – lofty, beautiful spaces with tons of character.