Craig Newmark, entrepreneur and founder of now-legendary swap site Craigslist, recently purchased a three-bedroom Greenwich Village duplex according to city records, reports The Real Deal. Newmark, who started the now-international site in San Francisco in 1995, and his wife, Eileen, bought the co-op, which occupies the first two floors of a gorgeous 1845 red brick townhouse-turned-three-unit-co-op on West 9th Street, for $5.9 million; it was last listed at $5.25M.
The historic home starts with a private entry and has 11-foot ceilings and original details like a wood-burning fireplace with a carved stone mantel and stained glass windows; bedrooms are on the second floor. There’s a landscaped garden with a carved fountain off the dining room and access to a basement with a temperature controlled wine room, laundry and a cedar closet.
The home also includes a private two-story carriage house that has been converted to a gorgeous temperature-controlled library with a wood-burning fireplace; a spiral staircase leads to a a mezzanine level with a powder room. The home was previously owned by the estate of Wall Street investment banker/attorney Robert Pirie who died last year. Mary A. Vetri of Brown Harris Stevens had the listing.
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Images courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens.
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Neighborhoods : Greenwich Village