This five-story, 3,231-square-foot Tribeca townhouse has quite a story behind it. Located at 155 Duane Street, the 1830s red brick home was allegedly used in the Civil War to make antiseptic soap. Today’s owner is W. Robert Curtis, who gained some recognition years ago for suing the neighborhood’s star chef David Bouley of ruining his block by dumping trash from his restaurant Bouley Studio. Curtis, who has put the house up for rent anywhere from $18,000 to $35,000 a month, rented this pad to Channing Tatum in the summer of 2012, and now it’s on the market for a cool $6.5 million.
The two-bedroom home boasts open-steel stairs, the original pine beams and the building’s original mechanical hoist, which you can spot pictured above. It was originally used as a live/work space, with the office on the bottom two floors, but the ground floor is now being marketed as potential retail.