Actor Kiefer Sutherland has paid $8,250,000 to purchase a five-story town house in Manhattan's West Village.
In a Big Time Listings exclusive, we can report on Sutherland's purchase of the town house, which at one time had been configured into six units. Records show that Kiefer closed on the purchase on July 24, with the deal being recorded with city officials on August 5. Sutherland purchased the town house through the same trust that he has used for all of his other real-estate purchases over the years.
Built in 1905, town house measures either 4,830 square feet, according to listing information, or 3,694 square feet, according to public records. The building also has many working fireplaces, and a garden out back, according to listing information. Given that records show that Sutherland bought this town house from an LLC that has the words 'acquisition company' as part of its corporate name and given that listing information online shows that the building had been listed (as a six-unit property) sometime in the past at $5,995,000, it's reasonable to assume that the seller was a developer who had deconverted the building to a single-family home.
We were able to find listing information for the building when it was on the market for $5,995,000 (and the photos here are from that listing information), but no listing information with an asking price anywhere near $8,250,000. And, given that the seller of the property had purchased it for $5,300,000 in November 2006, according to public records, it's easy to assume that the listing information that we found online was from 2006. On July 26, we had broken the story that Sutherland had listed his warehouse building in Los Angeles' Silver Lake area for $4,895,000. That building remains on the market for that same asking price.