After faced bankruptcy just three years ago with its consequences even today, internationally acclaimed photographer Annie Leibovitz has decided to sell her Manhattan house, that she created for herself, her family, and her business almost a decade ago, for $33 million. She purchased all three buildings (two in 2002, and the a third year later) for $6.1 million and renovated them, so if this sale go like as planned, she will gain some $27 million. Enough to solve her financial problems.
Leibovitz’s West Village compound consists of three separate townhouses occupying corner of West 11th and Greenwich St., across the street from the bar/restaurant The Spotted Pig. The 10,200 square-foot compound includes Leibovitz’s home, studio/office, and guest suites. The buildings surround a ivy-covered, iron-gated slate patio and private courtyard garden.
“With the rare benefits of a superb corner location, this extraordinary compound has its own gated garden and light and lovely views from every window,” says Brown Harris Stevens listing broker Paula Del Nunzio, who shares the listing with colleague Guida de Carvalhosa.
Inside the Greek Revival style brick buildings, which date back to the 1830s, you’ll find wide-plank wood floors, high ceilings, seven bedrooms, a formal dining room,vintage bannisters and chef’s kitchen as well as 13 wood-burning fireplaces. The building that includes Ms. Leibovitz’s studio has a large reception room.
“It’s very rare to have something like this. She created it,” Nunzio said.
Allegedly, Ms. Leibovitz is selling because she plans to move uptown to be closer to her three daughters’ school.