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Historic Greenwich Village House Wants a Record $38.5M

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When the Pen and Brush Club townhouse at 16 East 10th Street sold for $11.2 million in 2012, the Post reported that the owners planned to turn the 1848 building into a single-family mansion, and that is exactly what they did. The house is now back on the market, asking an eye-popping $38.5 million, a price that would set a record for the most expensive townhouse ever sold in Greenwich Village. Sadly, the new listing only has one interior photo, but the brokerbabble elaborates.

The 25-foot-wide townhouse holds "10,482 square feet of meticulously renovated indoor living space," plus 2,094 square feet of outdoor space, split between a garden, terrace, and rooftop deck. A few of the home's standout features:

· A 27-foot "glass mosaic lap pool" and an eight-foot Jacuzzi.
· Commercial-grade elevator that connects all seven levels.
· Wine cellar.
· A home gym.
· Full-floor master suite with a study, "enormous" his-and-hers bathrooms, a steam shower, and a wet bar.
· A skylight-topped staircase.
· Two fireplaces on the parlor level, which has 16-foot ceilings.
· Four additional bedrooms.

The record for the current most expensive townhouse ever sold in Greenwich Village is the $33.1488 million 2007 sale of 11 West 10th Street, located on the same block as this house. That price also holds the overall record for the priciest home in the neighborhood, but a $45 million penthouse at the Greenwich Lane is poised to break that.

If the house was just a couple blocks east, it would completely obliterate the record for the most expensive home ever sold in the East Village, 526 East 5th Street, which sold in March for "only" $6.5 million.
· Listing: 16 East 10th Street [Brown Harris Stevens via StreetEasy]
· New York Townhouse Asks $38.5 Million [WSJ]
· All coverage of 16 East 10th Street [Curbed]