Music Writer's Estate Scores with Townhouse Sale

19 Charlton Street

The estate of esteemed music writer Joan Peyser has sold her West Village townhouse at 19 Charlton Street. Peyser passed away in April of this year, and the 23-foot wide Greek Revival home was promptly put on the market.


According to a listing from Douglas Elliman‘s Leslie Mason, the home was in Ms. Peyser’s family for a full fifty years. While we don’t know what they originally paid for the home, it was undoubtedly a tiny fraction of the $8.6 million the estate made off the sale.

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Located on the longest row of Federal/Greek Revival townhouses in the city, the area has a distinctly Old New York feel. “This 1840’s townhouse is elegant, with beautiful and generously scaled rooms on every floor,” Ms. Mason’s listing boasts.

The property is in pristine condition, with original details throughout. The home features a giant living room with enough space for your very own baby grand. Other highlights include a windowed “tea-porch” and a spacious back garden. With 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and a full 8 wood burning fireplaces, the townhouse has more than enough room for  a family of any size.

The buyer purchased anonymously under an LLC. We’re crossing our fingers that it’s not Octomom.

Music Writer's Estate Scores with Townhouse Sale