Pop Artist Roy Lichtenstein’s Former West Village Townhouse Wants $30M

Whaam! American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein’s former West Village townhouse just hit the market for $29.95 million. Listed publicly for only the second time in its 170 years, the circa-1847 listing is a unique opportunity for its cool history as well as its recent renovation.

Wider than most NYC townhouses at 24.5-feet, the 6,600-square-foot home has just been completely renovated by its current owners. Sinking $7 million into the property after purchasing it off-market in 2020 (at a time the market was low) for $14.94 million, its classic Greek Revival features are now accented by modern finishes. The owners are only selling as they moving out of the city entirely, leaving behind their beautifully executed renovation.

One of the most impressive preserved details of the home is its original 1840s doors, opening to the parlor floor. A great spot for entertaining, this entry floor holds spacious sitting rooms that highlight the original moldings and a bold refurbished bar. Down below is the chef’s kitchen outfitted with brand new Miele, Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, as well as access to the home’s private garden. Here is where one can relax in lush greenery.

The upper two floors contain the home’s five bedrooms and five bathrooms, where muted tones allow space for personal touches. Updated with a home gym and chic bathrooms, the top floor also opens to a private terrace and southern-facing views of the city.

Lichtenstein’s art was colorful and graphic, taking inspiration from comic strips and popularizing the Ben-Day dots technique. It’s sweet to picture the living room’s circular light fixture as a nod to this.

Today, the home’s mainly neutral and minimalist style is a blank canvas for buyers, who can look to Jessica Chestler and Ben Jacobs at Douglas Elliman for the listing.