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Accidentally Exploded Village Townhouse Relisted for $13.5M

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The Greenwich Village townhouse that was famously exploded (accidentally) by the Weather Underground in 1970 has come back on the market for the second time in two years. This time, however, it will include a penthouse and an elevator.

Justin Korsant of Long Light Capital bought the historic townhouse at 18 West 11th Street for $9.25 million in late 2012. Although there was some concern than Korsant planned to alter the house's iconic landmarked exterior, redesigned post-bombing by Hugh Hardy, he confirmed earlier this week that that's not the case. He has instead retained the services of Hardy's modern-day firm, H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture, to redo the interiors and add a penthouse, and now we know why, as the house has been relisted for $13.5 million. According to the listing, the redesigned townhouse will feature a rear glass façade with metal fins for privacy as well as an elevator that services all six floors. The townhouse is one of Leonard Steinberg's first listings since he left Elliman to become the president of Urban Compass.


· Listing: 18 W 11th Street #TWNH [Urban Compass]
· 18 West 11th Street coverage [Curbed]