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West Village haunt that hosted Lennon, Mailer sells for $13M

September 23, 2013 04:45PM

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From left: John Lennon, 196 West Houston Street and Normal Mailer

From left: John Lennon, 196 West Houston Street and Normal Mailer

A three-bedroom townhouse at 196 Houston Street that once hosted former Beatle John Lennon and novelist Norman Mailer has sold for $13 million.

The former warehouse 196 West Houston Street, after 451 days on the market, changed hands from the mysteriously named Draw Ventures LLC, which purchased the property for $12 million in 2007, to Shatter Scape Holdings LLC.

The illustrious townhouse originally hit the market in early 2012 asking $14.95 million, and features a 60-foot great room with 12-foot ceilings and solarium ceilings over three of the bathrooms. A roof deck with outdoor showers and finished basement that once served as a recording studio (now a steam room and yoga studio) round out the amenities.

Stan Ponte and the Vannessa Kaufman team at Sotheby’s International Realty had the listing. [Curbed]Julie Strickland

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