By Carter B.
The 11,300-square-foot single-family house at 2 North
Strreet in TriBeCa has been purchased for $24 million by Mark and
Zittman, according to an article published today by Jennifer Gould Keil
New York Post.
deal has not yet closed, according to the article, but
the price sets a record for a "downtown" townhouse.
Zittman is 44 and a managing director of Guggenhseim
Associates, a financial services company, and his wife is a former
director at Elle Magazine, according to the article, which noted that
price was "about $11 million off what was originally asked."
building has five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a three-car
garage, three fireplaces, a gym, a 50-foot, heated lap pool, two roof
with 1,500 square feet of exterior space,
and a servant's apartment with a separate entrance.
building has a high speed Kone traction elevator, 7
central air conditioning units, air and water purification systems,
heated floors, Crestron audio and video systems on all floors and a
the art security system.
view of 2 North Moore Street
current owners of the mansion are Sherri and Steven
Schnall, who dubbed it "Our Suburb." "Back
in 2003," according to an April 8, 2008 article by Max Abelson at
observer.com, "Mr. Schnall told The Times
that things had 'taken off'
for the firm he started, New York Mortgage Company, and that he needed
recruiters to get all the new staff he needed. Then this year, Mr.
announced his resignation from the firm, which had been bought out by
the country’s largest residential lenders for $13.4 million." She produces TV
to Mr. Abelson's article, the Schalls put the
house on the market that week for $35 million, "exactly $29,425,000
than" that they paid for it in June 2005.
then the building was in a much different state,
mostly known for housing jam band shows at the NoMoore Bar. The
a new six-story building on the site, and connected it smoothly with
bar, a two-story landmark," Mr. Abelson wrote.
Wayne Turett was the
of the conversion of the existing two-story building and its new,