By Zachary Kussin
Annie Leibovitz, the photographer famous for not only her celebrity portraits but her messy finances, is trying to unload her West Village three-townhouse spread again — this time for $29.9 million, according to StreetEasy, a real estate listings website.
The digs include a 40-foot wide townhouse, a connected 20-foot-wide guest home and a gated garden. The compound spans three addresses: 755 Greenwich Street, 757 Greenwich Street and 311 West 11th Street.
The townhouse has seven bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, a library and a finished basement. Other touches include 13 fireplaces and wide-plank wood flooring.
Leibovitz began assembling the spread in 2002 with the $4.2 million, two-building purchase of the Greenwich Street buildings, then snatched 311 West 11th a year later for $1.9 million.
A Corcoran Group trio now has the listing: Maria Pashby, Joanna Pashby and Louis Buckworth. Paula Del Nunzio and Guida De Carvalhosa of Brown Harris Stevens listed the home in December for $33 million, StreetEasy shows. The price then slipped to $29 million in April. One month later, the listing was taken off the market.
Messages to Corcoran and Brown Harris Stevens spokespeople were not immediately returned.
Leibovitz found herself $24 million in the hole only a few years ago. Her debt came from unpaid taxes, an unfinished book deal, tens of thousands of dollars in outstanding rental equipment fees and renovation payments to her properties.
Among Leibovitz’s most famous images: a pregnant — and nude — Demi Moore and a dressed Yoko Ono being embraced by a naked John Lennon.