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.
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 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.
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Neighborhoods : Greenwich Village