More than 10,000 square feet, 13 fireplaces, a sprawling workspace with high ceilings, and a private courtyard. So goes the list of selling points listed for famed photographer Annie Leibovitz's West Village compound, which was recently put on the market for $33 million, the Wall Street Journal reports.
The property, which is located at the corner of West 11th and Greenwich Street, was originally three separate townhouses, according to the broker's listing from Brown Harris Stevens.
Leibovitz bought the first two townhouses in 2002 for $4.2 million and the third for $1.9 million, according to the Journal. She went on to renovate the houses and make them into one compound.
According to the Brown Harris Stevens listing, the 757 Greenwich Street address features a formal dining room and a chef's kitchen that overlooks a slate patio. The third floor master suite has a bedroom with a fireplace along with a large den (which also has fireplace) and a sun room.
The residence's fourth floor has four bedrooms (all with fireplaces) and a playroom with a skylight.
At the 755 Greenwich St. address, there's a studio that is currently set up as a combination workstation and reception room, which overlooks a private courtyard to the back.
Leibovitz is said to be moving so that she can be closer to her daughters, but she has faced significant financial troubles in the past -- despite her high-profile portfolio.
In 2009, The New York Times reported that Leibovitz was sued by Art Capital Group, a company that specializes in boutique loans to artists. The company had reportedly lent her $24 million, and as collateral, Leibovitz had pledged her West Village townhouses, her Rhinebeck, N.Y., house and the negatives and rights to her photographs. Art Capital Group claimed that Leibovitz owed them hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The newspaper later reported that the matter had been settled, but the townhouse renovations were cited among the contributors to Leibovitz's financial woes.
As Bloomberg News reported in 2009, Leibovitz's extensive renovations were opposed by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation. She ended up settling a $15 million lawsuit from a neighbor back in 2003 by buying the neighbor's house.
At the time, brokers told Bloomberg they predicted the house could go from anywhere between $24 million to $30 million.