Most New Yorkers are used to squeezing into small quarters, but few of those spaces boast dramatic ceilings like this beautiful little home at 67 East 11th Street in Greenwich Village. Measuring approximately 950-square-feet, this duplex loft is perfect for a single or for a no fuss no muss couple that wants to live minimally. And unlike the other tiny spaces of Manhattan, this loft is a light-filled abode with 10-foot tall windows and southern exposures that ensure every day will be a sunny one in the village.
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At first glance, there’s nothing particularly unique about the facade of this white brick townhouse, but take a second look and you’ll see that there’s more to the building than meets the eye. Upon closer inspection, you’ll notice that the protruding bay windows aren’t made from ordinary frames, but from sections of stainless steel truck bodies.
The recycled windows are a signature of LOT-EK, the studio that owners Lawrence and Alice Weiner hired to re-do their Greenwich Village townhouse. Founded in 1993 by Columbia University grads Ada Tolla and Giuseppe Liganano, the New York and Naples-based firm has become known for its sustainable approach to construction and architecture, namely the use of upcycled steel containers.
Infamous Greenwich Village Townhouse with an Explosive Past (and Funny Facade) to be Reconstructed by New Owner, Mon, June 9, 2014
At a glance, the quirky notched and jutting façade of the townhouse at 18 West 11th Street in Greenwich Village seems to be the only remarkable thing about the building. But dig a little deeper and the address’s rich history tells the tale of a city brimming with wealth and culture – and once even something a bit sinister.
Justin Korsant of Long Light Capital recently purchased the home for $9.25 million and has plans to reconstruct it. But will the renovation of this building wipe out its incredible past?
Greenwich Village has long been touted as one of Manhattan’s most expensive neighborhoods, and a haven for the Hollywood A-List, with residents like Liv Tyler; Julianne Moore; and New York’s sweetheart, Sarah Jessica Parker. Well, the dazzling townhouse at 9 Commerce Street is ready for her close-up, and with assets like hers, Platinum Properties agents Tony Leondis and Daniel Hedaya are likely to attract a lot of attention. The GRADE Architecture + Interior Design renovated home boasts 3 stories and a basement, with outdoor space on 3 different levels.
Located at the gateway to the Village and Soho, 200 West Houston Street was built in 1869 and today has 29 apartments on four floors. The stunning 2 BR/2 BA modern apartment sits on the top floor and boasts 1,800 square feet of space filled with natural light that pours in from its expansive windows and skylights.
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- Major Bathroom Makeover: This bathroom’s transformation from terrifying to terrific is worth checking out.
- Is the Pierhouse Condo Development Too Successful?: The luxury condos are so successful that the developer has raised the price 6 times since February.
- The PEN and Met Galas: A Tale of Two Seatings: The PEN Literary gala is expensive. The Met gala is even more expensive. Read New York Observer Jesse Kornbluth’s hilarious observations about the two.
- Ask Real Estate: Old Paint and Built-In Sticker Shock: Ask Real Estate addresses a renter whose walls are not painted to satisfaction and condo with high taxes.
- Most Expensive US Homes Ever Sold: Check out these pricey pads. Then pick up your jaw.
- New York is the Worst State for Retirement: It may be the best state for a lot of things, but retirement isn’t one of them. See why Bankrate put it last on the list.
- Winners of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum Awards 2014: Brooks + Scarpa are among the recipients for the prestigious design awards.
We’re not sure if the new owners will be staging any sit-ins, but they’ll certainly have plenty of room to do so in this 5,700-square-foot Greenwich penthouse that they purchased for $8.3 million from Yoko Ono.
Ono bought the condo at 49 Downing Street in 1995 for her son Sean Lennon, but it’s sat empty since the first few years when he lived there (Ono famously still lives in the Dakota apartment she once shared with John Lennon). The home originally hit the market in July 2013, but was taken off shortly thereafter while Ono battled her co-op board in court, citing that they interfered with her plans to sell. It was listed again in November 2013 for $6.5 million, and earlier this month public records listed the final selling price at $8.3 million.