New York City townhouses often come with peculiar amenities—we've seen Hermés leather walls, a "magical atrium," and a sculptural spiral staircase, among many others—that reflect either the historic nature of the home, or the owners' little quirks. To the list of the former, we can add this townhouse at 336 West 12th Street, which comes with "its own carriage house [and] horse walk," per the listing.
First reported by the Wall Street Journal, the home belongs to investment exec Lawrence Clark, who renovated the home along with his wife Jennifer after buying it in 2008. That explains the price jump: They purchased the house for about $12 million, and are now selling it for $24.5 million. The revamp included rebuilding the carriage house into a two-story office, and adding a "handcrafted elliptical staircase," among other, more boring updates (new A/C, security system, and the like).
Other features of this lovely home include a private patio between the two houses; enormous windows that let in tons of light; a huge kitchen with a double-height ceiling; and a revamped basement with a wine cellar and a playroom, which also has a connection to the carriage house.