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West Village townhouse sells for $19M after a high-end gut renovation

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The townhouse last sold for $6.8 million, prior to its major makeover


When the townhouse at 252 West 12th Street appeared on the market last July, it was unrecognizable from the disjointed multi-family building it had been just a six years before. It’s owner—one Ardk Holdings, according to property records, who purchased the space in 2010—enlisted awarded architect Steven Harris to transform the space into a luxurious yet livable single-family house, a move that was very much reflected in the townhouse’s new asking price.

Purchased for $6.8 million, the townhouse reappeared on the market in July 2016 asking over three times as much, at $19.6 million. The ask, it turns out, was not over ambitious: the newly sold townhouse appeared in public records today, showing it sold for $19 million.

For that price, its new buyers have purchased an old home with modern amenities. The 1910 townhouse was “gutted to the core,” as its listing says, and updated with maximized ceiling heights, radiant heat flooring, zoned central air, and new AV systems. The garden was recrafted to include terraced landscaping and a trellis, and a penthouse terrace includes a hot tub surrounded by a “privacy hedge.”

As for the interiors, an open living room with a wood-burning fireplace leads into an eat-in kitchen with a wall of windows overlooking the backyard. The third floor master suite includes an en suite with a quirky clawfoot tub and a walk-in closet that’s so extravagant, it itself includes two additional walk-in closets. There are six bedrooms in total, most of which have en suite baths.

Check out a few before pictures here for context.