Townhouse mogul’s former spread sells for $15.2M

 Townhouse mogul’s former spread sells for $15.2M

A historic, Greek Revival townhouse that once belonged to Leslie J. Garfield, founder of the eponymously named brokerage and known as the “dean of townhouses,” has sold for $15.25 million, Gimme Shelter has learned.

The deed has not yet hit public records. Garfield used this home as an investment property and never lived there. We hear the buyer paid all-cash for it.

Garfield bought the 20-foot-wide West Village property at 313 W. Fourth St. in 1969 — and sold it 46 years later, to developer David Slaven for $7.6 million.

Slaven then hired Eric Gartner of SPG Architecture to renovate the five-story home, which was originally built in 1836.

The flexible 5,300-square-foot, smart-wired home features five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a five-stop elevator, and a cellar with a media room and a 500-bottle, temperature-controlled wine room.

A wine cellar in the home.
A likely temporarily empty 500-bottle wine cellar inside the townhouse.
Mike Finkelstein of Duplex Imaging

Outside, there’s a radiant-heated front sidewalk, and a stoop, along with an 800-square-foot rear garden.

The parlor level opens to a glass-and-steel foyer, laid with marble, and leads to a living room with herringbone white oak floors and a woodburning fireplace.

The home's backyard.
Outside you’ll find an 800-square-foot garden.
Mike Finkelstein of Duplex Imaging

The garden floor offers a mud room, an eat-in chef’s kitchen and an outdoor kitchen for al-fresco dining on a multilevel garden with a bluestone patio.

There’s also a full-floor main bedroom suite and a top-level space that could work as a home office, artist’s studio or den.

The townhouse first listed for $22.9 million in 2018.

The listing brokers were Matthew Lesser, Ravi Kantha, and Matthew Pravda of, you guessed it, Leslie J. Garfield.