When feminist painter Sylvia Sleigh died last year at the age of 94, the impeccably-maintained single-family townhouse in Chelsea that she lived in with her Guggenheim curator husband went to market for $4,195,000. Public records show that a Swiss financial planner picked up the four-story, 3,264-square-foot home for a relative song at $3.85 million. Not too shabby for a five-bedroom house built in 1857 with "an abundance of original details including a handsome stoop with wrought iron railings, four marble fireplaces, an oval skylight, crown molding and banister." In addition to the $1,285/square foot interior, there's a south-facing rear garden that stretches 40 feet back.
330 West 20th is classified (and marketed) as a single-family residence, though the floor plan shows two kitchens, one on the garden floor and one on the third. Options!
· Sylvia Sleigh, Provocative Portraitist and Feminist Artist, Dies at 94 [NYT]
· Listing: 330 West 20th Street [StreetEasy]