A top executive of Macy’s has just gone shopping for a $10.5 million West Village townhouse once owned by Oscar-winning actress Hilary Swank.
Harry A. Lawton III, 43, also known as Hal, who was appointed president of the department store chain in September after stints with other retailers, including Home Depot and eBay, closed the deal last Friday, property records show.
The three-story townhouse on Charles Street in the trendy West Village neighborhood has 3,736 square feet of living space spread across three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, a library, a home office, an upgraded kitchen with limestone flooring and floor-to-ceiling doors opening to a backyard garden.
The townhouse, built in 1899 and designated a New York City landmark in 1969, features gas fireplaces and original woodwork as well as new finishes and systems, according to the listing with the Corcoran Group. Listing agents Robby Browne, Chris Kann and Jennifer Ireland Kubis declined to comment on the sale.
The townhouse was listed for $11.995 million in June and went into contract early November, listing records show.
Macy’s didn’t immediately respond to a a request for comment. Mr. Lawton was represented by Alex Nicholas of Corcoran Group, who declined to comment.
The sellers, per property records, are Clyde and Summer Anderson, who run the century-old Books-a-Million, the second largest bookstore chain in the U.S. They couldn’t be immediately reached for comment.
The Andersons bought the townhouse in 2007 for $7 million from Ms. Swank. The two-time Oscar winner and her ex-husband, actor and director Chad Lowe, bought the home in 2002 for $3.9 million through a trust, property records show.
After the couple split in 2006, the home went on the market for $8.25 million.
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