The renovated and converted townhouse at 80 Washington Place was the most expensive townhouse in Greenwich Village when it hit the market for $31.5 million in June. It will need its zen water garden to handle these troubling times: the property has just had a meeting with the PriceChopper, a tipster tells us, for a new ask of $29.9 million. The place has received some slight staging, too, with a couple of furs draped casually about.
The 1839 house once belonged to composer John Philip Sousa, who purchased it in 1919. These days the emphasis at 80 Washington is more on healthy living than patriotic music?there's a spa and fitness center, a private garden off the living room, a decorative water feature that runs down the home's former coal chute, and rooftop entertaining space that includes a mini kitchen. Here's the floorplan: