Photographer Annie Leibovitz Lists Her New York Compound for $33 Million
Candace Jackson, The Wall Street Journal:
Photographer Annie Leibovitz has listed her West Village compound for $33 million. Composed of three separate townhouses on a corner of Greenwich Street, the property is currently configured to include living space, offices and guest quarters. The buildings surround a slate patio and private courtyard garden. Inside the main home, there are wide-plank wood floors, high ceilings, a formal dining room and chef’s kitchen. The building that includes Ms. Leibovitz’s studio has a large reception room. The property includes 13 fireplaces in all and has a combined total of more than 10,200 square feet. “It’s very rare to have something like this,” says listing broker Paula Del Nunzio, of Brown Harris Stevens. “She created it.” The brick buildings, in a Greek Revival style, date back to the 1830s. According to public records, Ms. Leibovitz, best known for her celebrity photographs, began assembling the property in 2002, purchasing the first two buildings for $4.2 million. She later purchased the third townhouse for $1.9 million. She has since gut-renovated all three homes. In 2009, Ms. Leibovitz faced a wave of publicity when a dispute over the terms of the repayment of a loan involved her townhouses and photo archives, which creditors claimed she’d put up as collateral. The matter was later resolved. Ms. Leibovitz is selling because she plans to move uptown to be closer to the school of her three daughters, according to Ms. Del Nunzio. Guida De Carvalhosa, also of Brown Harris Stevens, shares the listing.