Robert De Niro Selling "Big Apple" Home!Up for sale for the first time in 30 years and on a notable, storied street! Remember the exterior of the Huxtable's home in â€œThe Cosby Showâ€, or the townhouse where Audrey Hepburn's character lived in â€œWait Until Darkâ€? All just doors away from this charming, historical townhouse! Notable others who have lived in this cluster of town homes were former New York City Mayor Jimmy Walker, painters Paul Cadmus and Jared French and journalist Linda Ellerbee, among others. When you see this picturesque tree lined street with James J. Walker Park across from the homes, we'll be able to hear your â€œahhh . .â€ from a thousand miles away! Even scenes from Robert De Niro's film â€œRaging Bullâ€ were shot in the park. Convinced yet? We're totally enthralled!
The 5-story townhouse, built in 1852, consists of 4,000sf with 5BR and 3.5BA. Though we're not able to see inside, the floor plans are fascinating to study. According to the plans, the room arrangements appear not to have changed much since the home was originally built, but should be easy to reorganize for todayâ€˜s lifestyle. After all, we don't have servants who are willing to bring dinner to the dining room up from the floor below these days! We're willing to bet that anyone paying $14m will probably have the budget for a little renovation. This is also the same townhouse that poet Marianne Moore lived in during the 20's. With the history of the neighborhood and that of the house, this property in sought after West Village is very intriguing indeed. Mr. De Niro is known to be a savvy real estate investor, and interestingly his son, Raphael De Niro is the listing agent on this historic abode. Asking $14 million for longtime home.