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Greenwich Village House Sets New Record With $38.5M Sale

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There's a new most expensive townhouse in Greenwich Village. Just 2.5 months after coming onto the market for $38.5 million, the townhouse at 16 East 10th Street has entered contract at that ask. It beats out the neighborhood's former record holder, a townhouse on that same block just beyond the block bounded by Fifth Avenue and University Place that sold for $33.1488 million in 2007, and all but decimates the nearby East Village's record holder, a $6.5 million townhouse at 526 East 5th Street.

UPDATE (11/2/2015): The property just hit public record, and it appears to have closed for only $32 million, which means it is the most expensive single-family home ever sold in the Village, beating out 42 West 12th Street.]

The former Pen and Brush Club townhouse was converted to a single-family residence by orthopedic surgeon Warren Hammerschlag and developer David Amirian, who picked up the property for $11.2 million in May 2012. Since it was listed in April, a few more pictures of the extensively-renovated townhouse have made their rounds, and show off the townhouse's new mosaic lap pool, 16-foot-high parlor floor ceilings, and third floor master suite (with both his and hers bathrooms).
· The Olshan Report [official]
· Listing: 16 East 10th Street [BHS via StreetEasy]
· Historic Greenwich Village House Wants a Record $38.5M [Curbed]