The West Village Townhouse at 118 West 12th Street, which had been once home to Mitchell Lichtenstein, hit the market for $29.950 million with Douglas Elliman’s Jessica Chestler and Ben Jacobs. Built in the 1800s, the current owners purchased the home in 2021 in an off-market deal for $14.94 million, which was a great COVID deal. The seller then was the son of Roy Lichtenstein – an American pop artist who, along with Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and James Rosenquist, led the Pop art movement in the 1960s. Mitchell Lichtenstein is an actor, writer, producer and director, bought the townhouse in June 1997.
The current owners of the luxurious townhouse invested about $7 million in refurbishment but managed to keep the house’s charm while bringing it up to modern times. the triple mint dramatic 24.5-foot-wide home boasts contemporary interiors that are spread over 6,600 square feet and 4-stories. There are 5 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 2 powder rooms, and over 1,600 square feet of private outdoor spaces.
The garden floor’s dining room has a decorative fireplace and ornate Zuber wallpaper that is also featured in the White House. A closed-in mudroom is conveniently situated off the kitchen. The modern chef’s eat-in kitchen has marble countertops and matching backsplash as well as brand new appliances. Past the kitchen, there is the family/sunroom that opens to the stunning backyard. The garden has a water feature dating back to the early 1900s as well as beautiful greenery and custom lighting.
The original 1840s doors open into the parlor which features 12.2-foot ceilings, two luxurious formal sitting rooms with wood burning fireplaces, original windows, shutters, mirrors, and dental moldings and the refurbished bar area with an underlit onyx top, refrigerator, ice machine, sink, and one of the most exquisite glassware features.
Currently set up as one primary suite occupying the entire floor, the primary floor can be configured into two large suites. There is a fully outfitted bedroom starting with custom upholstery for the entire wall of the bed, detailed millwork, incredibly large built out closet, office, den, five-fixture bathroom with steam shower, as well as an 1840s sink and vanity.
The fourth floor includes three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a gym, and a fully planted terrace with open southern views.
Above the fourth floor there is a storage/attic area that has a secondary laundry room and ceiling heights up to 7 feet. The house also has a basement, room for a wine cellar, and an additional refrigerator and wine cooler.
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