Greenwich Village Townhouse from Infamous 1970 Explosion Gets a Price Cut and New Look

Posted On Tue, May 5, 2015 By

Posted On Tue, May 5, 2015 By In Cool Listings, Greenwich Village, Historic Homes, Interiors

Justin Korsant’s unique Greenwich Village townhouse that so famously suffered from an accidental explosion in 1970 has lowered its price from $13.5 million to $12.95 million. All eyes have been on the unique split level home with a slanted facade since word got out that Korsant had plans to overhaul the local landmark, which was redesigned by Hugh Hardy post-explosion. Instead, Korsant tabbed Hardy’s own modern-day firm, H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture, to come up with Landmarks-approved plans, which include six floors, a penthouse, and an elevator. Now all you have to do is grab your contractor and make it happen.

18 West 11th Street, Hugh Hardy, Justin Korsant, H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture

The new vision of the home centers around an open staircase lit by a central skylight. It features a 30-foot-deep south-facing garden with a Japanese Katsura tree. A rear glass facade has sleek metal fins for privacy and shields a double-height living space. Even the cellar in this 6,500-square-foot home is designed for 13-foot-tall ceilings. Meanwhile, a glass-enclosed rooftop penthouse offers amazing views and a rooftop lawn. There’s also a generator in case of a power outage.

18 West 11th Street, Hugh Hardy, Justin Korsant, H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture

18 West 11th Street is one of four rowhouses originally built by Henry Brevoort Jr. in 1845. In 1978, Hardy redesigned it in a modernist style, giving it its distinctive slanted façade and large picture windows, while preserving historical remnants.

[18 West 11th Street by Leonard Steinberg and Herve Senequier of Compass]

Photos courtesy of Compass


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Neighborhoods : Greenwich Village



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