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John Leguizamo's East Village Townhouse Wants $4 Million

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The four-story East Village townhouse that actor John Leguizamo bought in 1995 for an undisclosed amount has just hit the market for $3.995 million. It's unclear how recently Leguizamo lived in the place, or whether or not he even still owns it—the deed was transferred to an LLC in 2002, and the listing says that it was "Recently a single family residence; currently used as a 3-family" (despite there being only two kitchens in the floorplan.)

Then again, there's a New York Magazine profile of the townhouse from 1997 titled "Clash Pad," in which Steven Harris, the architect Leguizamo commissioned to do the renovation, is quoted as saying "John's place isn't a celebration of minimalist bourgeois good taste. It's a celebration that requires a certain amount of vulgarity; the design is pitched at a certain level to accomodate a fairly chaotic and creative lifestyle." The accompanying listing photos certainly seem to back up that quote, so either the pictures are old, the decor hasn't changed much since Leguizamo moved out, or he never did. Also, if you were wondering about that funky bathroom wallpaper, it's not wallpaper. "Leguizamo wanted the tiles to go on the floor, but there weren't enough of them, so they ended up on the walls."

All in all, this looks like the perfect place for David Schwimmer to tear down and turn into his pied-a-terre.
· Listing: 268 East 7th Street [Sotheby's]
· John Leguizamo coverage [Curbed]

268 East 7th Street

268 East 7th Street, New York, NY