Elliman’s Senequier buys Chelsea townhouse project for $2.7M

By Katherine Clarke | May 30, 2013 01:00PM

UPDATED, 1:07 p.m., May 30: French-born Douglas Elliman super broker Herve Senequier, who co-leads the brokerage’s luxury lofts team with Leonard Steinberg, has purchased a Chelsea multi-family townhouse at 204 West 21st Street for $2.7 million, according to public records filed with the city today.

The deal comes a month after Senequier and Steinberg inked a deal to flip a condominium unit, an investment property, they co-owned at 251 West 19th Street for $2.68 million. Steinberg is not involved with the townhouse deal, he told The Real Deal.

The townhouse, a 2,984-square-foot property which comes with an 800-square-foot rear garden, is somewhat of a different style of purchase for Senequier, who also owns a condo at the Petersfield at 115 Fourth Avenue in the East Village. The building is comprised of eight residential units, four of which are homes to rent stabilized tenants.

The bottom two floors of the property are vacant, and Senequier said he planned to convert them into a duplex unit and live there himself.

The seller of the building is identified in public records as Texas-based Hunt Commercial Realty Partners.

The property was most recently listed for $3 million by Christine Toes and the Patrick Lilly team at the Corcoran Group, neither of whom were immediately available for comment. A previous listing, exclusive to Marcus & Millichap, showed the price as $2.6 million. It was pulled from the market seven months ago, according to StreetEasy.

Senequier and his team are currently listing a $50 million townhouse at 144 Duane Street and a $27 million pad at 40 Bond Street, according to the team’s website.