While WeWork continues its office space tear across New York, co-founder Adam Neumann is nesting. Specifically, in the Greenwich Village townhouse that he bought (and is remodeling) with his wife, actress-producer Rebekah Paltrow Neumann.
The 41 West 11th Street townhouse, built in 1847, traded for $10.5 million. The four-floor Greek Revival building is almost 23 feet wide, with full-height windows, seven wood-burning fireplaces, original hardwood floors and a sunroom overlooking the property’s gardens, The Real Deal reported. The property was configured as an owner’s triplex and a top-floor guest suite, but now the Neumanns are combining the place’s two units into one. Michael Muroff is the architect of record.
WeWork, a pioneer in the shared-office space… space, has been mushrooming across the city. In fact, the office space provider just snagged 108,000 square feet at 79 Madison Avenue in NoMad, The Real Deal reported. WeWork will assume floors 2 through 7 of the 17-story building on East 28th Street, with its own private entrance. This transaction brings the company’s leasing footprint up to 800,000 square feet in New York.
On the home front, the Neumanns have plenty of renovation experience; NY Mag’s Design Hunting dropped by the couple’s 5,000-square-foot Tribeca loft, which they rehabilitated from scratch. The original tin ceiling was restored, and workers installed custom metal-framed glass sliding doors, hardwood stained black floors and a new kitchen of wood, polished concrete and steel detailing. The master bath also sports a concrete floor and concrete double sink. Go look at the slideshow here; all we’re saying is, this renovation at 41 West 11st will probably/definitely/positively be boss. Although we hope they’ll keep the sun room, pictured below: