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Liv Tyler sells restored West Village townhouse

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Plus, Harry Macklowe’s bet on a supertall office tower—and more intel in today’s New York Minute news roundup

Liv Tyler sold her brownstone in the West Village after years of restoration.
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Actress Liv Tyler sells historic West Village home

You might say Liv Tyler is synonymous with West Village living. For the past two decades, the celebrity actress has been a resident of the coveted neighborhood and is frequently photographed in tabloids and magazines out and about with her children or running errands. This summer, Architectural Digest featured the restoration of her late 1800s townhouse on West 11th Street where Tyler embarked on a gut renovation to revive the brownstone to, as she puts it, its “original glory.”

Now, after buying the building for $2.53 million in 2001, the New York Post reports that Tyler has sold the property for $17.45 million in an off-market deal. The buyer is a LLC that the Post traced to an East Hampton address once owned by Betsey Johnson. Resy mobile app founder Ben Leventhal and his wife Lizzie bought the East Hampton cottage in 2016.

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