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'Townhouse Expert' Leslie Garfield Asks $9M For His Own Home

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Leslie J. Garfield's eponymous real estate firm calls itself the NYC townhouse experts. A brief scan of Curbed's archives and the brokerage's listings confirms that tendency. But one of the newest properties up for grabs is actually the founder's own: a petite 1836-built West Village specimen that's rather lovely. The 3,600-square-foot brick building currently divided into two apartments, and asking $9,250,000. But it comes all set it with permits—already approved by the Department of Buildings and the Landmarks Preservation Commissions—to enlarge it and turn it into a single-family home of 4,779 square feet. Garfield and his wife Joanna, who are avid art collectors, actually live in a condo on the Upper East Side, but, though he's never lived there, Mister Garfield has owned the West 4th Street house since 1969 as part of his personal real estate holdings that are merely for investment purposes. Garfield has also been trying to doff another townhouse, on East 91st Street, since 2009.

· Listing: 313 West 4th Street [Leslie Garfield via StreetEasy]
· Leslie J. Garfield lists his West Village townhouse for $9.3M [TRD]
· Tuesday Townhouse archive [Curbed]