In 2002, world-renowned portrait photographer, Annie Leibovitz, purchased two adjoining buildings (755 and 757 Greenwich Street in the West Village) for $4.2 million. The resulting townhome measured 40’ wide. The next year, she enlarged her homestead by annexing a 20’ wide connected guest house at 311 West 11th Street for $1.9 million. The combined space provided an area of 10,200 square feet and boasted 13 fireplaces, 7 bedrooms, 5 and a half baths, 2 guest suites, a library and finished basement.
Exterior details included a gated garden, original stoops and doors. Ms. Leibovitz had listed the triptych-like townhome on two previous occasions for $33 million in December 2012 and for $29 million in April of last year. City records show that she recently sold her residential work of art for $28.5 million to an undisclosed buyer.
Ms. Leibovitz was a staff photographer for the fledgling Rolling Stone magazine and Vanity Fair. Over the course of her career, she photographed celebrities and luminaries ranging from Mick Jagger and Queen Elizabeth II to Demi Moore, Miley Cyrus and the current First Family. Her iconic black and white photo of a clothed Yoko Ono curled up and snuggling with her naked husband, John Lennon, graced the cover of the duo’s Double Fantasy album. Ms. Leibovitz had reprised her role as photographer to Lennon only five hours before the former Beatle was shot and killed outside the Dakota on December 8, 1980.