The city Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the restoration of a Greenwich Village townhouse on West 10th Street on Tuesday, potentially paving the way for the creation of a megamansion that’s rumored to be owned by Napster founder Sean Parker.
The restoration that LPC approved on Tuesday pertains to a five-story townhouse at 38 West 10th Street, which is currently set up as an eight-unit apartment building, YIMBY reports. Parker is rumored to have purchased this building last summer for $16.5 million.
Later that summer, Parker allegedly purchased the adjacent house at 36 West 10th Street. Restoration work on that is already underway, according to YIMBY, but that particular house wasn’t part of the application presented to Landmarks on Tuesday.
The Commission did, however, give the okay for the roofs at 38 and 36 West 10th Street to be combined, which could potentially be another indication of the rumored megamansion in the works here.
Not to make this any more confusing, but there’s also a third house in the mix: 40 West 10th Street, also rumored to be owned by the San Francisco-based Parker. That however was not part of the LPC application either.
YIMBY notes that architecture firm, Ike Kligerman Barkley, which has offices based out of New York and San Francisco (maybe another indication of Parker’s involvement?) is designing the restoration.
If Parker is in fact building a megamansion in Greenwich Village, he would by no means be the only one. In recent months, the LPC has approved a megamansion at 138-140 West 11th Street and for hedge funder Steven Cohen at 145 Perry Street.