west village real estate news


April 26, 2011
Jennifer Aniston Buys New York Penthouse In The West Village
jennifer aniston
...the actress was buying a giant West Village penthouse for nearly $15 million- a rumor that turned out to be untrue.
But now we know for sure that Aniston has bought a different apartment in the West Village. Actually, she bought two!
The Daily News report today that Aniston bought two pads on the 17th and 18th floors of 299 West 12th Street, which she plans to combine into a 2,700 square foot duplex.
The $5.9 million dollar 18th floor pre-war pad, previously belonging to celebrity hairstylist Sally Hershberger, has one bedroom and "huge casement windows
and doors open[ing] from every room to a beautifully planted roof terrace with panoramic north,
south, east and west views of the New York Harbor to the Empire State Building and more". The
terrace itself is a staggering 900 square feet.
You think that'd be enough! But no! A source close to Aniston told the Daily News, "She would
definitely need more space than one apartment, her closet alone wouldn't fit in a one-bedroom."
And so it makes sense that Aniston snatched the 1.8 million dollar 17th foor apartment which,
according to the listing, has "ample closets", a working wood-burning fireplace, high-beamed ceilings,
picture moldings, hardwood floors, and a "generously-proportioned bedroom".



























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Although the area has a large homosexual population, it also attracts young, two-paycheck heterosexual couples. Less than onefourth of the 1980 households were ''families'' (married couples with or without children and single parents with children). The entire child population was 635 and 2,700 adults lived alone according to
The New York Times.



Old Villagers hate it, but the sexiest new building (and one of the few to go up recently) is Richard Meier's tower at 173-176 Perry Street. Calvin Klein, Martha Stewart, and Nicole Kidman have all bought there. Horatio House, a brick low-rise at 637 Hudson Street, and the Greenwich, a 79-unit loft building on 13th Street, were also completed in the last couple of years.