“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?


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.