It was a big-time, Big Apple real estate sale that could not have possibly made Annie Leibovitz want to smile for the camera. The famous photographer finally sold her carefully crafted compound at 755 Greenwich St., New York , N.Y. 10014 in the heart of the West Village.
The ivy-covered townhouse (pictured above and in the slideshow below) fetched $28.5 million for Leibovitz, whose financial troubles over the past few years have been well documented as she fought off creditors by exchanging the rights to her photos. Leibovitz (shown at right) originally sought $33 million in 2012 for the 10,200-square foot residence, which was created from three separate dwellings, including two, 20-foot-wide brick homes at 755 and 757 Greenwich St. There was a third unit at 311 West 11th St.
According to The New York Times, the same owner purchased the complex in two separate transactions: The Greenwich Street buildings and an annex at 305-307 West 11th St. sold for $23.5 million and the 311 West 11th St. townhouse for $5 million.
The residence contains seven bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, 13 fireplaces, a garden and patio. Leibovitz used part of the property as her private residence where she lived with her three children and partner Susan Sontag, prior to the writer's death in 2004.