Starchitect Annabelle Selldorf doesn't just do new buildings. She turns around a nice townhouse renovation, too. A new one from her firm has hit the market at 526 East Fifth Street, and the house has undergone quite a transformation over the last two years. Last listed for $3.95 million in 2010, the property was a multi-family building with an owner's triplex and three other apartments with potential for a roof deck. The property sold for $3.2 million, and that's when Selldorf got the chance to work her magic. The brokerbabble is unusually simple here, boasting about the quiet block and Selldorf's art-world-related work.
The interior living space is almost 5200 square feet.The back of the house includes an Eat-in Kitchen, a Study off the Master Suite, Family / Media room, and Home Office. The home's spacious layout could easily accommodate up to seven bedrooms. A charming rear garden is paved in bluestone and lushly planted, while a wood-decked roof terrace offers an additional 350 square feet of outdoor living space in which to relax, entertain, or just enjoy the tree-tops and long southern views to the lower Manhattan skyline. The house is asking $8.45 million.