Third time might be the charm for $50M West Village spread

A West Village building owned by finance executive Ciaran O’Kelly has just hit the market for a third time, with its most expensive price tag to date.

The house at 134 Charles Street originally listed in 2014, when O’Kelly was looking to get $47.5 million for the place. Then in 2016 it tried a $45 million price tag on for size, to no avail. Now, rather inexplicably, the spread is asking $49.5 million, making it the most expensive house in the West Village according to StreetEasy data.

O’Kelly bought the former factory in 2008 for $17 million from painter Jennifer Bartlett.

While it was expected that he’d turn the building into a single family home, he gut-renovated and created two rental units while retaining two floors as offices, reports The Real Deal.

“The property is being offered in its original splendor,” reads the listing. “Providing the purchaser with the perfect canvas to create a palatial single family home, family office/foundation headquarters, or to maintain the property in its current mixed use capacity.”

Included with the listing are architectural plans by Leroy Street Studios, imagining the building as a lavish single-family home.

O’Kelly is also trying to sell another West Village townhouse at 74 Bank Street, which hit the market last week for $24.5 million.