Nat Rothschild, a member of the world famed Rothschild family, is selling his Manhattan townhouse located at 8 Saint Lukes Place for $17.5 million.
Situated in the West Village, the house has 5, 000 square feet of living space four floors and a basement. It features 2 bedrooms, three bathrooms, fireplaces and a private garden in back.
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Rothschild had the interiors designed to his own specifications. Its architect David Chipperfield told Men’s Vogue, “Normally you build a house around somebody, around that person’s rituals. But Nat isn’t a person who necessarily stays in the house that much. His life is much more eccentric, much more erratic.”
From the Douglas Elliman listing:
“Located on one of the most picturesque tree lined streets in Greenwich Village, this sophisticated, elegant and exceptional home was designed by acclaimed English architect David Chipperfield with interiors by David Mlinaric.
“The light filled, minimalist and utterly private residence offers open loft living in a gorgeous townhouse setting. The glamorous drawing room opens onto a large landscaped garden designed by Miranda Brooks. The house has a rear glass curtain wall with electronic shades for complete privacy, elegant entertaining spaces, and ample wall space for hanging large artwork, Basaltina fireplaces, a huge catering kitchen, and a roof top terrace with an outdoor shower.
“The graceful open staircase is made of English oak and allows light to flood from the top to bottom of the house. Built to the highest standards, this is an entirely unique opportunity to own an elegant townhouse on a beautiful block.
“The gardens between St. Luke’s Place and Morton Streets form and extremely rare and treasured oasis. A rich, verdant enclave filled with flowering birds and trees.”