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50 West 12th Street

$15,500,000 ($3,100 per ft2) | 5 beds, 4.5 baths | Approx. 5,000 ft2
223 days on Market

Key Details

  • Listed: Apr 19, 2023
    Days on Market: 223
    Building Type: Townhouse
    Neighborhood: Greenwich Village (Manhattan)
    Listing viewed 194 times
Monthly Real Estate Taxes: $5,000
Total Taxes & Fees: $5,000 ($1.00/ft2)
Est. Monthly Mortgage: $89,436
Total Est. Monthly Carrying Cost: $94,436 ($18.89/ft2)
Note: the above is based on a down payment of 20% ($3,100,000), which is the minimum amount permitted by the building.

Insider Highlights

  • Price and Taxes: This 5,000 ft2 townhouse is listed at $15,500,000, which equates to $3,100 per ft2. The monthly real estate taxes are $5,000, with total taxes and fees also amounting to $5,000 ($1.00/ft2).
  • Building and Location: The property is a 21-foot wide, 5-story single-family townhouse located in the prime Gold Coast block of Greenwich Village. Built in 1854 in the Anglo-Italianate style, it does not have a doorman.
  • Interior Features: The townhouse boasts high ceilings, beautifully proportioned rooms, and 5 wood-burning fireplaces. It also includes central air-conditioning, an elevator, and a variety of rooms including a large hallway, a separate studio/guest suite, a front reception room, and a large south-facing artist studio.
  • Outdoor Features: The property features a private roof terrace and a deep south garden with a treehouse. The roof also includes a large cedar roof deck with built-in seating and open views.
  • Bedrooms and Bathrooms: The townhouse has 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The third floor houses two generously sized bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, while the fourth floor has a sunny south facing bedroom.
  • Additional Information: The building was built in 1900 with 1 apartment and 4 floors. It offers pre-war building amenities and will be delivered vacant.


This grand 21-foot wide townhouse is located on a prime Gold Coast block and captures the true spirit and essence of historic Greenwich Village. Built in 1854 in the Anglo-Italianate style and retaining much of its original detail, this 5-story single-family townhouse with elevator offers over 5,000SF of interior space with high ceilings, beautifully proportioned rooms, 5 wood-burning fireplaces, central air-conditioning, a private roof terrace and a deep south garden with a magical treehouse that is truly inspiring. Formerly home to musician David Byrne and currently owned by a renowned artist, this unique property exudes tremendous creative energy and offers a true haven from the hustle and bustle of city life.

English Basement:
Enter under the stoop to a large hallway with abundant storage, a mechanical room, and a large separate studio/guest suite with charming beamed ceilings, kitchen, full bathroom, washer-dryer and a wall of French doors opening on to a large bluestone patio.

Garden Floor:
A short stoop with curved iron railings and double doors lead to a front reception room and a large south-facing artist studio with an impressive casement window overlooking the garden.

A powder room and kitchenette add convenience, while a casement door leads to a deep landscaped south garden with bluestone sitting area and an enchanted round cedar treehouse suspended 10-feet off the ground and built into a towering 90-foot London Plane tree. Think meditation room or children’s playhouse!

Parlor Floor:
An elegant curved staircase with statue niches and the original mahogany bannister lead up to the magnificent Parlor floor with 14-foot ceilings, intricate plaster crown moldings and 2 working fireplaces with ornate marble mantels. The front parlor is currently a Living/Dining room with original marble fireplace, built-in bookcases and lovely French doors that open onto wrought iron planting balconies overlooking bucolic 12th Street.

There is a large open kitchen with separate pantry, a powder room, and a south-facing media room with custom bookshelves, a marble fireplace and tranquil garden views from two enormous double sash windows. A door opens to a wrought iron staircase wrapped in climbing wisteria that leads down to the garden.

Third Floor:
Continue up the stairs to find two generously sized bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The sunny primary bedroom suite is a serene sanctuary with a marble fireplace, abundant closets and a charming en-suite bathroom with open shower and deep footed tub.

The second bedroom is bathed in light from two oversized French windows and features a large walk in closet and a separate bathroom with footed tub.

Fourth Floor:
The fourth floor consists of a sky-lit lounge area with kitchenette, full bathroom, washer dryer, a sunny south facing bedroom with marble fireplace, and a fabulous Parisian-style atelier with 18’ ceilings, a huge skylight, a large working fireplace and charming treetop views from double sash windows. A wide staircase leads to the rooftop terrace.

A staircase with bulkhead door leads to a large cedar roof deck with built-in seating and open views of verdant treetops and the surrounding historic district. There is water and electric on this level and a separate fenced in mechanical area that houses the central air conditioning units.

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Building Amenities

  • Pre War

Listing Agent (Seller's Representative)

Listing courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales LLC

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