Townhouse once owned by Meryl Streep, Libet Johnson asking $28.5M

Meryl Streep and 19 West 12th Street (Image Credit : Corcoran & Jack Mitchell via Wikimedia)
Meryl Streep and 19 West 12th Street (Image Credit : Corcoran & Jack Mitchell via Wikimedia)

A Greenwich Village townhouse, which has been owned by both actress Meryl Streep and heiress Libet Johnson, is on the market again asking for $28.5 million.

According to its listing, the five-story red-brick townhouse at 19 West 12th Street has been, “impeccably renovated with meticulous attention to detail keeping traditional and contemporary features in perfect harmony.” Meaning it’s probably a whole lot different now than it was when an Oscar winner graced its pretty hardwood floorboards.

It comes with 12-foot ceilings, a lush looking garden, a roof deck, a caretaker’s apartment, a very snazzy orange kitchen, and a Calacatta marble master bathroom described as, “unequivocally one of the most sensational in the city”.


Streep bought the home in 1995 for $2.1 million and sold to Johnson a decade later for $9.1 million. Johnson meanwhile, reportedly lent the house to Michael Douglas’ ex-wife Diandra, and sold the spread in 2007 for $12.8 million.

The current owner – countess and entrepreneur Elisabeth de Kergorlay – bought the pad in 2008 for $13.5 million. The home has been on the market once already this year; in February it was asking almost $35 million.

“This elegant property has, indeed, housed many wonderful and prestigious families within its walls since it was built in 1845,” said listing broker Leighton Candler. “Now, having recently undergone a state of the art restoration, it looks forward to providing a grand and gracious home to a new family for years to come.”

Johnson is no stranger to dealing in townhouses, she’s currently listing her Upper East Side mansion as a $95,000-a-month rental.

Pamela Johananoff, Leighton Candler and Jennifer Garabedian of Corcoran have the listing.