Update, July 13: The New York Post reports that Spring CEO Marcelo Claure is the buyer of this “mansion in the making,” which he snagged for $27.4 million. When it entered contract earlier this year, it was priced at just about $30 million, so he got a wee discount. An Annabelle Selldorf-designed renovation plan for the 10,000-square-foot home was already approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission.
When last we checked in with the five-story “mansion in the making” at 269 West 11th Street, it was listed at a whopping $26 million. But based on the latest Olshan Luxury Report, it seems like the 1836 Greek Revival townhouse may have gotten yet another boost: the place went into contract last week with an asking price of $30 million, $4 million more than it was first listed for. The final sale price has yet to be disclosed.
Though the not-so-humble abode is sizable as-is at 8,540 square feet, not counting the 1,200 “park-like” private garden, Olshan reports that plans have already approved for a “spectacular renovation” for the multi-family property into a single-family home that could expand its footprint by a full 20 percent. That project is the vision of Annabelle Selldorf Architects, which got the nod to move forward with the renovation from the Landmarks Preservation Commission earlier this year, prior to entering contract.
Besides the renovation, the new owners can look forward to high ceilings, an abundance of fireplaces, at least 10 bathrooms, a private roof deck, and, as promised, an exceedingly lush backyard that is indeed somewhat park-like.