It's been nearly four years since designing duo Robert and Courtney Novogratz first put their townhouse at 400 West Street on the market, and they really don't seem to be in any hurry to sell. A new listing for the house has appeared, and it's now asking $18.5 million?that's $1 million more than the last time we reported on the place, but still significantly less than the original $25 million price tag. So what's new? Not much, apparently. The listing photos show a bit of restaging, but that's about it. One noticeable difference in the listing is the highlighting of the non-existent elevator. The house doesn't have one, but the listing is trying really hard to make you believe one could be easily installed. The "proposed floorplan" even shows where it would go.
The 7,180-square-foot house is 22.75 feet wide, and it has approximately 1,900-square-feet of outdoor space in a rooftop deck and terrace. And we'll let the brokerbabble take it from here:
The private garage accommodates even the largest of today's SUVs. The street entry with video intercom leads to the mosaic entry hall and mud room. This house is anchored by a stainless steel and glass stair beginning on the ground floor and ascending to all levels. To the rear of the ground floor - which is built the full 93 feet - is an indoor basketball court that converts to a home theater. On the parlour floor and above, the triple-plated and virtually soundproof glass windows of the facade angle outward as a unique architectural accent, affording tremendous sunlight and augmenting the splendid Hudson River views. With a huge open kitchen and dining room the parlour floor seamlessly accommodates the formal and informal, while a massive living room to the east leads to a terraced outdoor space of stone and glass. Both ends of the parlour floor blend beautifully to yield the ideal entertaining space.Boffi cabinetry and Bisazza mosaic tiles adorn the four full baths on the third, fourth, and fifth floors. With a massive third floor master suite and two bedrooms each on the fourth and fifth floors, each bedroom spans the full 22.75 foot width of the house creating sun-splashed spaces and large private bedrooms, all with walk-in closets.Will this place finally find a buyer?