Stefan Peter is hoping a Rolling Stones rumor might help him unload his Greenwich Village townhouse for $7.95 million. Peter told the Real Deal that the rock band lived in the house at 54 West 9th Street early in their careers, penning the hits Sympathy for the Devil and Paint it Black within its walls. There's no hard data to back up his claim, but previous reports say the same thing. Even if the Stones didn't sleep here, a different, albeit way less famous, celeb did: artist/puppeteer Tony Sarg, the inventor of the giant inflatable parade figures, owned the house in the 1930s. Currently the home is set-up as five one-bedroom apartments, and the listing says it can be "delivered vacant or with annual rent roll of $304,200." Some brokerbabble details:
An arched mahogany front door welcomes you to a home retaining rich original details such as ornate plaster medallions & crown moldings, nine fireplaces with white marble mantels, ceilings reaching as high as 12'+/-, skylights and an elliptical stairway. Outside the near floor to ceiling arched windows of the second floor parlor is a cast-iron balcony unifying the other row houses to the West. A lush and much coveted south-facing garden, along with potential for a roof deck makes the house a delightful investment.
· Onetime Greenwich Village home of Rolling Stones listed for $7.95M [TRD]
· 54 West 9th Street [Sotheby's International Realty]