A townhouse in New York City’s Greenwich Village Gold Coast, rumored to belong to Tom Cruise, has hit the market for an asking price of $28 million.
The 1860 six-floor, 8000 square foot brownstone at 42 West 12th Street was purchased in 2009 by an LLC. According to the seller at the time, everyone involved in the deal signed confidentiality agreements, and there was much buzz among doormen on the Central Village block, with one even telling the Village Voice, “Can’t tell you who lives there. I would lose my job. But you know, we doormen know everything that goes on around here. I can tell you the owner won’t be there much because he’ll be filming in LA a lot, and I can tell you he bought the house for his wife, who was in a Broadway show.” The doorman smiled, “But I can’t tell you who it is. I could lose my job.”
The townhouse was renovated by architect Steven Harris. Features include 5 terraces, 7 working fireplaces, 6 bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms, a Japanese soak tub and outdoor shower on the roof terrace, state of the art built-in surround sound and humidification systems, and a hydraulic elevator that services all but the penthouse level, and a landscaped patio off the master bedroom.
Regardless of whether Tom Cruise ever owned this townhouse, it is one sweet piece of real estate eye candy.