The extensive renovation of 491 Henry Street, a three-story Federal Era townhouse with 50 feet of frontage at the southern border of the Cobble Hill Historic District, took about two years. It then took another three years for the house to find a buyer, but the owners never wavered from their $7 million asking price and in the end their patience was rewarded, as Rag & Bone cofounder Marcus Wainwright, along with his fashion model wife, Glenna Neece, just purchased the three-family home for $6.75 million, city records show.
One of three homes in the neighborhood built on two lots, 491 Henry is separated into an owner's triplex and two rental units (a first floor 1BR and a second floor 2BR.) Highlights include lots of mahogany, original detailing, gated parking for up to four cars, and "landscaping with automatic in ground irrigation" (according to a previous incarnation of listing.) Wainwright might be an accomplished designer of things, but with this place the work has all been done for him.
· Blogger's Brooklyn Dream House Hits the Market for $7M [Curbed]
· 491 Henry Street coverage [Lost City]