East Village townhouse seeking $7.5M – and a draftsman

Listing for 199 Second Avenue encourages potential buyers to "bring your architect!"

Matthew Nesi and 199 Second Avenue
Matthew Nesi and 199 Second Avenue

A five-story, multifamily East Village townhouse is on the market for $7.5 million.

Broker Matthew Charles Nesi of Stephen P. Wald Real Estate Associates has the listing, which encourages the prospective buyer to “bring your architect!” The property at 199 Second Avenue, between East 12th and East 13th streets, features a retail space currently occupied by the hair salon Tease. There are also four floor-through lofts and 13-foot ceilings. The building, owned by Albert Bodian, has not been for sale in four decades.

Elsewhere in the East Village, Manhattan-based real estate investment firm Castellan Holdings agreed last month to settle a lawsuit against its former vice president and allow the sale of a walk-up building at 97 Second Avenue to go through, as previously reported. [EV Grieve]Mark Maurer