A 185-year-old, nine-bedroom Manhattan townhouse hit the market Tuesday for just under $16 million, listing records show. The massive SoHo property, on Sullivan Street, offers 7,448 square feet of interior living space and an additional 2,078 square feet of outdoor space in the multi-level garden and roof deck.
Built in 1832, the landmarked townhouse offers antique touches with modern renovations, according to the listing. Exceptionally large room proportions and ceilings allow for the free-flow of abundant natural light.
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The six-story residence is equipped with smart technology, including a system that manages the lighting, sound, security, and the irrigation in the garden, roof deck and front planters. Additionally, the property has Walnut hardwood flooring, three fireplaces, and hydronic radiant heat flooring throughout the parlor floor.
The home is owned by Richard Fertig, according to PropertyShark records. Mr. Fertig is the founder of Brilliant Transportation, a limousine service in Brooklyn. A former hedge fund manager, Mr. Fertig, also buys and rents real estate across the country. Mr. Fertig has owned the SoHo townhouse since 2007.
“I am an entrepreneur and starting a new project outside of NYC,” said Mr. Fertig through an email from his listing agents. “While I love my home and New York City, I am moving to focus on a new venture elsewhere.”
The townhouse has had a host of building safety violations as recently as 2017, according to records on PropertyShark. The violations include failure to file annual boiler inspection reports and a “hazardous” violation of “failure to maintain building exterior” in 2000.
Through an email from the listing agents, the only outstanding issue is a failure on the New York Department of Buildings to update its records, as a new boiler has been inspected and approved.
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George and Amal Clooney were reportedly lodging at the townhouse this April in an alleged shady rent deal. John Legend and Chrissy Teigen also stayed in the townhouse in March, reportedly when the New York Department of Buildings showed up to investigate the allegedly illegal transient hotel.
The listing agents, David Kornmeier and Nicole Palermo of Brown Harris Stevens, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
[Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include comments from Richard Fertig and further details from the listing agents. Additionally, because of an error in the listing, the date the building was built has been corrected from 1900 to 1832.]