The Greenwich Village townhouse where the late Malcolm Forbes threw extravagant parties for CEOs and celebs just sold for $20 million — take a look inside.

Santi Visalli/Getty Images; The Corcoran Group; Yutong Yuan/Business InsiderThe former townhouse of Malcolm Forbes has been sold.

The former townhouse of the late Forbes magazine publisher Malcolm Forbes has been sold for $US19.9 million.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the six-level townhouse, which Forbes bought in the early 1960s, was used to host parties for CEOs and celebrities.

The Forbes family sold the townhouse in 2012 to developers Todd Cohen and Terrence Lowenberg of Icon Realty Management for $US7.25 million. After massive renovations, it hit the market in 2018 for $US28.5 million.

In June 2019, the 9,000-square-foot, five-bedroom home on 11 West 12th Street was finally sold for over $US8 million less than the original asking price.


Read More:


The NYC penthouse that Barbra Streisand lived in for nearly 40 years is on the market for $US11.25 million

It was purchased by J. Carey Smith, founder of “Big Arse Fans.”

Greenwich Village was ranked No. 8 on Property Shark’s 2018 list of the 50 most expensive neighbourhoods in New York City. The median sale price for a home in the neighbourhood is $US1.35 million.

Keep reading for a look inside the townhouse.


Malcolm Forbes was the publisher of Forbes Magazine. He died at the age of 70 in 1990. In his obituary, The New York Times estimated that his net worth was somewhere between $US400 million and $US1 billion.

Source: The New York Times


Forbes’ former townhouse is located in Greenwich Village at 11 West 12th Street. In a 2018 Property Shark report, the Village was ranked the 8th-most expensive neighbourhood in New York City.

Source: Google Maps


The six-level townhouse was originally built in 1847. Malcolm Forbes bought the townhouse in the early 1960s and, according to The Wall Street Journal, he used it “purely” to host parties and visiting celebrities.

Source: Curbed, The Corcoran Group, TheWall Street Journal


After being sold to developers back in 2012, designer Paris Forino was brought in to style the 9,000-square-foot townhouse.

Source: Curbed


In June 2019, it was sold for $US19.9 million to J. Carey Smith, founder of “Big Arse Fans.”

Source: TheWall Street Journal


The great room boasts 22.5-foot-high ceilings and a gas fireplace.

Source: Curbed


A library overlooks the great room …

Source: Curbed


… and the home has a spacious living area.

Source: Curbed


The property offers around 2,400 square feet of outdoor space, which can be accessed through a set of glass doors that open up from the kitchen.

Source: Curbed


There are six full bathrooms in the townhouse.

Source: Curbed


The home has five bedrooms, but according to Curbed, two additional rooms in the house could also be used as bedrooms.

Source: Curbed


The home also comes with two roof terraces.

Source: Curbed


The townhouse was originally listed for $US28.5 million. After multiple price cuts it was finally sold for over $US8 million less than the original asking price.

Source: The Corcoran Group

Business Insider Emails & Alerts

Site highlights each day to your inbox.

Follow Business Insider Australia on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.