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Robert De Niro’s longtime West Village townhouse sells for $12M

Robert De Niro’s former New York City townhouse of nearly 37 years has been sold for $11.98 million, The Post has learned. 

The four-bedroom, four-bathroom West Village property belonged to the legendary actor from 1975 up until 2012, when he sold it for $9.5 million, records show. 

Initially listed back in 2019 for a whopping $22.75 million, the home saw a dramatic price cut before it found a buyer last month. 

It was also rented briefly in 2018 for $45,000 per month. 

The Italianate-style abode, built in 1852, boasts views of James J. Walker Park. Made up of four stories and a cellar, the home was restored and renovated over the past three years, according to the listing. 

Features include a chef’s eat-in kitchen with a marble-topped center island and a six-burner stove, a lounge area overlooking the backyard and garden, a mudroom, a formal dining room with a fireplace, and 12-foot-high ceilings. 

The master suite leads to an outdoor terrace. 

The foyer.
The foyer.
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The living room with a fire place.
The living room with a fire place.
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The kitchen.
The kitchen.
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The primary bedroom.
The primary bedroom.
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One of four bathrooms.
One of four bathrooms.
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A sitting room.
A sitting room on the top level.
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Most townhouses have had difficulty in the market over the last decade. Take for example “The Real Housewives of New York” star Sonja Morgan, who has attempted to sell her Upper East Side home since 2013. 

De Niro, 78, has a main residence in Gardiner, New York, which is situated on a colossal 98 acres of land. When he purchased the property at the time, in 1998, it only cost him $1.5 million. 

The rooftop terrace.
The rooftop terrace.
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The formal living room.
The formal living room.
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The formal dining room.
The formal dining room.
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One of four bedrooms.
One of four bedrooms.
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The garden.
The garden.
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He also owns a home in Montauk. 

De Niro has since rented out a few other Manhattan pads, but in 2012 — the same year he listed his longtime townhouse — he reportedly purchased his first London home.

The actor has been in the midst of a contentious divorce battle with his estranged wife, Grace Hightower. The two married in 1997. Last summer, at the height of the pandemic, De Niro’s lawyer, Caroline Krauss, revealed in a Skype court hearing that he would be living in his upstate New York home for the “foreseeable future.”

“He intends to reside in Gardiner for the foreseeable future,” Krauss said of De Niro — who grew up in Manhattan and has deep roots in the city. “He is after all 76 and in the category of people for which COVID-19 is dangerous.”

Robert DeNiro and his wife Grace Hightower at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival for the film "Love, Gilda" at the Beacon Theatre.
Robert De Niro and his wife Grace Hightower at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival for the film “Love, Gilda” at the Beacon Theatre.
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Last week, a judge denied Hightower’s request that she is entitled to half his earnings.

Hightower argued that a 2004 prenuptial agreement that she struck with “The Irishman” star entitled her to half of his earnings from when they were together — claiming they are marital assets to be split evenly.

But the Appellate Division rejected Hightower’s arguments, upholding a lower court’s ruling from February.

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