Earlier this year, a West Village townhouse with a pretty cool past—it was once the home base for DFA Records, the indie record label that launched the careers of LCD Soundsystem and the Rapture, among others—hit the market for a whopping $16 million. And according to the Olshan Luxury Market Report, the house is now in contract—thanks to that asking price, it was the second-priciest home to go into contract this week. (But we’ll have to wait until the whole deal closes to see how much it actually sold for.)
No word on who the buyer was, either, but according to the brokerbabble, the home "provides a unique offering to West Village home seekers, artists, art collectors or musicians"—so it could stay in its current studio/workspace form, or perhaps be transformed into a megamansion for some enterprising rich person. (It wouldn’t be the first one to rise in the West Village … or the second … or even the third.…)
The home’s artistic pedigree goes beyond once serving as HQ for James Murphy & Co. Back in the day, it was owned by artist David Deutsch, and the listing touts that it has "been a creative inspiration to film makers and musicians."