“New York Five” architect Peter Eisenman lists stylish West Village co-op


Architect Peter Eisenman, the man behind Eisenman Architects in New York, has just listed his two-bedroom West Village home. The co-op at 101 West 12th Street, which Eisenman owns with his wife Cynthia Davidson, is asking $2.39 million.

Along with Michael Graves, Charles Gwathmey, John Hejduk and Richard Meier, Eisenman is considered one of “five” influential New York architects that share a “common allegiance to a pure form of architectural modernism.”


The spread at the John Adams building comes with city views that can be seen from the wall-to-wall windows, a combined living and dining room, a dedicated office with a built in desk, a laundry room, hardwood floors, and according to the listing, “two massive architect-designed bookcases for your literary collection.” We wonder if Eisenman had anything to do with those?


Eisenman in Greece (photo credit: Pagalosp  via Wikipedia
Eisenman in Greece (photo credit: Pagalosp via Wikipedia

This is the couple’s second apartment in the building. They downsized to this unit from the 21st-floor in 2007. According to city records, they paid $1.66 million.

The couple married in 1990 after meeting when Davidson – the editor-in-chief at the time of Inland Architect magazine – interviewed Eisenman for a story.

Cheryl Daly of Halstead Property has the listing.