Clearly the Gold Coast of Greenwich Village hit the spot for Roger A. Enrico, former CEO of PepsiCo. and current Dreamworks Animation chairman. The Los Angeles-based executive purchased a barely three-bedroom at 37 West 12th Street at the Butterfield House for $3.14 million, we presume as a pied-à-terre. T
he recently renovated condo, listed by Liz Omedes and Kevin Reardon of Mercedes Berk, features a sweeping living room with Brazilian hardwood floors, a built-in bar and window seats while the dining room features a south-facing glass atrium (not where I’d want to be dining mid-August) with views of “the tranquil gardens of adjacent townhouses.”
The sellers are merchandising mavens Janet E. Grove, Vice Chairman of Merchandising for Macy’s and Carolyn Gigli, a former Woolworth’s executive who now runs Gadzooks, a former Texas t-shirt retailer bought by Forever 21 in 2005. Ms. Grove and Ms. Gigli list an East Hampton address on the deed, so perhaps a country life looms in their future.
In 2004, after over three decades at the helm of PepsiCo., Mr. Enrico moved to Dreamworks Animation just in time for the blockbuster release of Shrek 2. This past June the company created a new division, Moon Boy Animation in order to premiere the TBS animated sitcom, Neighbors from Hell. Let’s hope for other Butterfield House residents that life doesn’t imitate art.