Pretty much every single restaurant Keith McNally opens strikes gourmand gold. Whether it be Morandi, Balthazar, or Cherche Midi (and who could forget about Tribeca’s Odeon?), McNally is something of a connoisseur of the downtown foodie scene. Perhaps he’s hoping he’ll have the same luck this time around with his stunning Greenwich Village townhouse, which he just put on the rental market for $27,500 a month.
McNally has previously listed the 4,600-square-foot townhome for $25,000 a month and $19,000 a month, before he went ahead and took the plunge earlier this year, putting 105 West 11th Street on the sales market for $13.995 million.
The five-bedroom, 5.5-bath home is no longer listed for sale, but it is back as a hiked-up rental. Perhaps McNally, who purchased the home back in 2000, simply couldn’t bear such a permanent move away from the abode, and we can see why—it has five wood-burning fireplaces, 11-foot ceilings, lots of exposed brick and is decorated in a rather lovely, self-described French country style.
And, of course, there’s the kitchen, which is “built for the most discerning chef,” per the listing shared by Compass brokers Nick Gavin and Josh Doyle, with a farmhouse sink and copper counters. Don’t forget about the rooms in which the actual eating occurs—the indoor dining room is centered around a wood-burning brick hearth, while an outdoor dining terrace is framed by a wisteria-covered pergola.
The master suite takes up the entire third floor, and is complete with two of the aforementioned wood-burning fireplaces, dressing room, and private study. The master bath has a floating cast iron tub and a separate windowed shower. There are also Venetian plaster walls, imported timber beams, and wide plank oak floorboards throughout.
There’s also a private guest suite (complete with a kitchenette) located on the garden level, which can be accessed by a separate entrance. Oh, and there’s extra refrigeration, as well as a walk-in wine cellar located on (obviously) the cellar level.
An added perk? The entire place comes furnished, though sadly, it doesn’t appear to include McNally’s catering services.