Lyor Cohen and Xin Li inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of "China: Through the Looking Glass" held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York on May 5, 2015.
Eight months later the price optimistically jumped to $14,500,000 and, as we first learned from the increasingly gabby informant Polly Wannacracker and subsequently confirmed with property records, the townhouse was sold in early February, 2014, to its tenant, Mister Cohen, who, it seems, drove a real estate hard bargain because the recorded sale price is $11,400,000.
Digital marketing materials show the 24-foot wide red brick Greek Revival style townhouse was originally built in 1858, measures 4,440 square feet, and sits on a relatively quiet, tree-lined street.
There are five full floors of luxury living space—plus a partly finished basement—with with four bedrooms, three full and two half bathrooms, four fireplaces, and state-of-the-art mechanical systems.
He then dated fashion designer Tory Burch for five years before splitting in 2013.
BUYER: Lyor Cohen SELLER: Steve Ells LOCATION: New York City, NYPRICE: $11,400,000SIZE: 4,440 square feet, 3 full and 2 half bathrooms YOUR MAMAS NOTES: In the fall of 2004 high end New York City developer Adam Gordon paid exactly $3 million for a 19th-century townhouse on a charming cobble stoned street in New York City’s far West village.
He completely revamped the townhouse with the assistance of accomplished, modern-minded architect Steven Harris who, among other architectural feats and endeavors, restored the original street façade and replaced the rear façade with a dramatically transparant four story wall of glass.
Mister Gordon put the meticulously rehabbed urban residence up for sale in May 2006 for million and, after a couple of downward price adjustments, sold it in January 2008 for ,425,000 to Chipotle burrito joint founder and co-CEO Steve Ells.
We’re not sure if Mister Ells ever moved in to the townhouse but we do know, thanks to the kids at Curbed, that he hasn’t lacked for high-priced places to live in the West Village over the last five or six years.
In March 2008 he shelled out .753 million for a three bedroom full-floor loft on Waverly Place that he sold in early 2011 for .1 million and in December 2009 he shelled out million for a terraced penthouse atop a dignified pre-war building on lower Fifth Avenue that, as far as Your Mama can tell, he continues to own.
We also know, as per the lady property gossip at the New York Post, that Mister Ells leased the far West Village townhouse last year to music industry mogul Lyor Cohen for an unknown monthly sum.
Right about the time it became public that Mister Cohen was leasing, the townhouse popped back up for sale with an asking price of .995 million.