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Craigslist founder plans to transform his exquisite Greenwich Village duplex

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Craig Newmark has filed plans to convert his co-op into a two-family unit

Back in May, Craigslist founder Craig Newmark scored himself the first two floors of a lovely Greenwich Village townhouse for $5.9 million. The duplex co-op was a generous space, offering 6,075 square feet of space along with three bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, and an enviable library in what was once the carriage house. It seems that Newmark perhaps realized that he doesn’t need as much space and has filed plans to convert the duplex into a two-family home, reports The Real Deal.

The 19th century building once served as home to the Hans Hoffman Art School from 1936 to 1938. It was once a six-unit building but several of the units have been combined to create larger apartments.

Newmark’s unit was formerly owned by the late Wall Street investment banker and attorney, Robert Pirie. The space is filled with stunning prewar details that include two elaborate wood-burning fireplaces, several decorative fireplaces, stained glass bedroom windows, and a beautiful landscaped garden in the backyard.