A stunning 19th-century Greenwich Village townhouse just hit the market, and while it’s retained some of its vintage touches—the Anglo-Italianite exterior, for one, along with 10 working fireplaces—it got a gut-renovation that turned it, per the listing, into "a true work of art."
The home is listed by an LLC—the oh-so-creatively named Greenwich Village LLC—that’s the alias for its owners, former Urban Outfitters CEO Glen Senk and his husband, onetime Anthropologie buyer-at-large Keith Johnson. In a Harper’s Bazaar profile from 2014, Senk called the house "kind of the gay couple's ultimate fantasy town house," and told the magazine that "we're planning on being here for quite some time." Alas, it seems that things have changed.
The couple bought the home in 2012 and spent a year renovating it, and considering the duo’s design pedigree, stylish touches abound. There’s no one overarching aesthetic—you’ll see Art Deco elements, rustic-chic rooms (particularly the kitchen, which was inspired by Italian homes), and antique pieces commingling throughout the five-story, four-bedroom space. And per the same Harper’s profile, a love of art permeates the space: The dining room is meant to be an homage to Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney’s nearby studio, an oft-overlooked artist landmark; there are pieces by Lucien Freud, Kathleen Herbert, and Pierre Malbec throughout.
Thanks to that renovation, the home has gotten a $9 million price increase from when Senk and Johnson first purchased it. They snagged the house for $8 million; its current ask is $17 million.
- Listing: 58 West 9th Street [Corcoran]
- Naturally, Anthropologie's Old Buyer Lives in Boho-Chic Bliss [Curbed.com]