Fred over at Union Square Ventures apparently has some primo New York real estate for sale:
According to the real-estate database ROLEX, a compilation of listings shared by city brokerages, a 55-foot-wide townhouse at 11 West 10th has gone to contract. (Fifty-five feet is about a third of the width of an N.F.L. football field.)
The blogging venture capitalist Fred Wilson owns the 15,000-square-foot townhouse, which he listed in July with Debbie Korb at Sothebyâ€™s International Realty. The asking price was $37.5 million.
If it closed near there, this 1847 mansion would be the most expensive single-family residence downtown.
…The mansion was built as a Greek Revival row house in the mid-19th century. Afterward, it became the Milbank Memorial Home, and then the Milbanks donated the place to the lady Christians.
â€œIt was an amazing place,â€ Ms. Hashey said, â€œwith young women from out of state in, you know, 10-by-eight-foot rooms. Thirty of them! Thirty bedrooms!â€
But its look has changed. Ms. Hashey, who last saw the house two months ago, said that the celebrity architect David Piscuskas â€œredid every inch of the houseâ€ for the Wilsons. The place now has an elevator to navigate among the five floors, plus a playroom thatâ€™s â€œlike a basketball court.â€