Black House chief drew pictures of genitalia in ex’s home: suit

Sean Ludwick claims he became distraught after discovering girlfriend was having an affair

TRD New York /
Feb.February 25, 2014 09:49 AM

Sean Ludwick, founder and managing partner of Black House Development, has been accused of entering his ex-girlfriend’s Tribeca home and drawing penises on artwork he had made.

Ludwick was charged last week with stalking, criminal mischief, aggravated harassment, impersonation and computer trespassing. The 41-year-old used his own key to access the apartment of Lana Trevisan, an executive at the Gansevoort Hotel Group, and painted yellow images “in the shape of penises,” according to a complaint filed in Manhattan Criminal Court. The complaint said he also poured the rest of the paint on the floor. 

“I became unhappy when I found out she was having an affair,” Ludwick told the New York Post. “I augmented my work to reflect my emotions at that moment.”

Ludwick left his wife and two children to live with Trevisan, and then moved out after learning Trevisan was having an affair, the Post said.

Last year, Black House struck a deal to borrow over $82 million to finance two new ultra-luxe developments on West 29th Street in Chelsea, as previously reported. [NYP]Mark Maurer

Related Articles

Alex Sapir and the NoMo Soho hotel at 9 Crosby Street (Credit: NoMo SoHo)

Sapir Corp.’s stock drops in Tel Aviv

181 Varick Street (Credit: Google Maps)

Claremont Companies buys Soho Marriott for $59M

Rendering of the Staybridge Suites at 38-59 11th Street

Long Island City hotel project moves forward with construction loan

Heritage Equity Partners’ Toby Moskovits, Benefit Street Partners real estate managing director Micah Goodman, and the Williamsburg Hotel at 96 Wythe Avenue (Credit: Google Maps)

Toby Moskovits’ Williamsburg Hotel is headed for receivership following $68M loan default

461 West 34th Street with Marx Development Group's David Marx (Credit: Google Maps)

David Marx lands $202M refi for Hudson Yards hotel

30 West 31st Street and 52 West 36th Street (Credit: Google Maps)

South Korean firm snaps up two Midtown hotels for $137M

Brookfield Property Group CEO Brian Kingston and 652 11th Avenue (Credit: Google Maps)

Brookfield drops $83M on Hell’s Kitchen hotel

Mensur Cekic, Hudson Yards’ director of residences

From private tutors to meditation sessions, inside NYC’s new amenities battle