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After a makeunder, once-dramatic Greenwich Village townhouse returns as $50K rental

The $35 million townhouse is much less dramatic these days


A lot has changed since this Greenwich Village townhouse hit the market last year for a steep $35 million. For one, the price dropped to $28.5 million—and then it disappeared from the market altogether.

Perhaps that was because it was getting a massive makeunder; now, the six-bedroom, eight-bathroom home isn’t nearly as colorful as we remember it. The owner, frozen food entrepreneur-slash-countess Elisabeth de Kergorlay, may have wised up to the fact an, uh, unique design doesn’t always entice buyers.

So now it’s back on the market with more neutral interiors; it’s also being touted as a rental this time around to the pricey tune of $50,000/month.

Though the once purple, red, and hot pink-painted rooms have been repainted in safe colors like cream and white, some things haven’t changed. The chef’s kitchen still features red lacquered cabinets with built-in appliances, a huge center island, two dishwashers, and a massive overhead range hood.

In addition, the home’s sprawling ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and fireplaces are still in place. And who could forget about the opulent, marble-covered master bathroom spanning 450 square feet?

An expansive roof deck provides striking views of the skyline and a spacious garden offers even more outdoor space. As an added bonus: Meryl Streep once called the townhouse home.