Streetview of 138-140 West 11th Street © 2024 Google
An unnamed buyer paid $72.5 million for a townhouse in Greenwich Village, setting a new record for the property type in downtown Manhattan. As first reported by the Wall Street Journal, the home at 138-140 West 11th Street is a combination of two four-story 19th-century homes. The seller was Dexter Goi, the former CEO of Altice USA, according to the Journal.
The off-market deal marks the most expensive townhouse to be sold in downtown Manhattan, and is among the priciest of any residential property ever sold in the area, behind Jeff Bezos’ $80 million condo buy in 2019.
The most expensive townhouse to be sold in the city is an Upper East Side home purchased in 2019 by hedge fund founder John Griffin for $77.1 million.
Goi bought the home for roughly $31 million in 2016. According to the Journal, the unknown buyer is a retired couple who plan to use the home as a pied-à-terre.
Not much is known about the inside of the property. However, records show the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the project to renovate and convert the two buildings into a single-family mansion. The buildings were combined in the early 20th century, according to the commission.
This stretch of Greenwich Village, specifically West 11th Street, has attracted the ultra-wealthy, with the New York Post calling it the “real Billionaires’ Row.” On West 11th Street, Sarah Jessica Parker, Liv Tyler, Ruper Murdoch, and “assorted billionaires” have all owned townhomes on the block, according to Curbed.