One tries not to get into a tizzy just because another high-priced piece of real estate hit the market, but when it’s a $24.5 million corner townhouse in northwest Tribeca, attention must be paid. (Wait, is that not what Linda Loman had in mind?) As the reader who spotted the StreetEasy listing for 452 Greenwich emailed to me: “This townhouse always seems to enchant people” walking in his neck of the woods.
The Sotheby’s listing: “In all respects, this townhouse reflects a true rarity for Tribeca. The corner 4-story masonry building was originally constructed circa 1910 and has recently been completely renovated into a spectacular, mint condition single-family home with finished basement in the heart of the neighborhood.” Um, Greenwich and Desbrosses is more like the pineal gland of the neighborhood. “Windows along the east and north exposures flood the house with sunlight through 38 new windows. Not only does the house have a generous central stair hall, but it also has its own elevator and the ultimate Manhattan luxury: a large, private garage. The 2nd Floor incorporates the corner living room with wood burning fireplace, the dining room and an enormous open chef’s kitchen. Upstairs, the house has 5 large bedrooms, including the large master suite with its own wood burning fireplace. Downstairs is a large media room/guest room, home office, gym, wine storage for 3,000 bottles”—you’d have to hire a wine curator—”and on the roof a fully decked and planted multi-level deck, perfect for entertaining or quiet family gatherings.” That’s 11 rooms total, with six bedrooms, four full bath, and three half baths. The annual taxes are listed at $17,306.
Click on the photos to enlarge. Do you think the rugs were removed to make the rooms look bigger in the photos? Because those floors are begging for something.
UPDATE: Curbed looked at the sales history of the building: “This four-story Tribeca townhouse was purchased by a developer in 1998 for $499,000 and flipped to a real estate investment group for $1,500,000 the following year. Then, in 2003, an insurance executive and his wife bought the place for $5,650,000 and began a gut-renovation, introducing such necessities as a 3,000-bottle wine cellar, a one-car garage, a media room, a wood-burning fireplace, etc, etc. Target was so taken with the house that they used at as a set for commercials. And now, after lying in wait for nine years, the house has returned to market with an ask of $24,500,000.”