For all the years of trying, restaurateur Keith McNally just can’t seem to find any takers for his charming five-bedroom West 11th Street townhouse.
For a while, he was trying to rent out the place (first at $25,000/month, then at a slightly more fathomable $19,000). Then, last February, he officially put the five-bedroom home on the market for $13.995 million. But when it hadn’t sold by July, the master of downtown dining re-listed the place again, this time as a rental (again), priced at $27,500/month.
Apparently, though, he’s still trying to offload the place, because it’s back on the market. The sale price hasn’t changed—it’s still asking about $14 million—but, in a surprising twist, the rental price has once again skyrocketed, this time reaching the astronomical price of $32,500/month.
To be fair, it is quite a home: the brokerbabble promises the five-bedroom abode is “a handcrafted masterpiece rich in warmth and character,” which is … actually somewhat accurate. As we noted previously, the pad has a whole French-rustic-chic thing happening, complete with a bunch of wood-burning fireplaces, reclaimed oak floors, exposed timber beams, and “walls that appear to come with centuries' worth of patina on them.” The kitchen, it goes without saying, is a chef’s dream, with a farmhouse sink, a commercial grade range, and copper counters to keep the euro-country aesthetic going. (There is also a walk-in wine cellar.)
So … fifth time’s the charm? Maybe the problem before was that it just wasn’t expensive enough.
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