In the heart of the beautiful Greenwich Village Historic District, this 24-foot-wide 1847 Greek Revival townhouse at 118 West 12th Street is on the public market for the first time in 170 years, asking $25 million. In addition to rare and perfectly restored historic details, the home has been renovated with a collector’s eye for the eclectic and unique, incorporating the best in contemporary comforts, adding even more character to its already magical rooms. While we wish we could say the dizzying collection of Roy Lichtenstein works and other art that adorns the walls of this amazing home were part of the deal, we’d imagine the current owner, filmmaker Mitchell Lichtenstein–the Pop artist’s son–and his husband Vincent Sanchez, will be holding on to those treasures.
The pair has lived in the four-story house, set back behind a deep front garden, since 1997, according to the New York Times, when Lichtenstein bought it from art dealer Jason McCoy for $2.52 million. They’re selling because the home is, “more space than they need.”
But what a space it is. On the home’s garden level, the French Zuber scenic wallpaper adorned the dining room walls before they moved in and they haven’t changed a thing. In the kitchen, the already-existing green hue was perfected, and Roy Lichtenstein’s 1961 painting of a turkey took up residence.
A two-story addition overlooks a garden that was designed in 1933. The wavy glass in the front parlor’s tall windows hints at its history, along with ornate gold mirrors. The floors are a rich mahogany stain. The rear parlor is currently used as a library. Roy Lichtenstein’s 1981 “Brushstroke” sculpture is perched atop a 19th-century column.
In Lichtenstein’s neo-gothic styled office, a gold-on-gold silk wallcovering joins an iron light fixture and a mounted deer head. Sanchez’s office features a terrace just beyond.
A small room with a sink–representing some of the earliest plumbing in the city–sits between the master bedroom and an en-suite sitting room. The master bath was doubled in size when it was combined with a dressing room.
Behind the home is garden that was designed in 1933, commissioned by the three daughters of a physician who had owned the property since 1903.
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Images courtesy of Stribling.
Neighborhoods : Greenwich Village