331 E. Sixth St. was sold for $3.9 million in April 2010, according to StreetEasy.
Here's the listing:
Endless possibilities for this Oasis in the East Village!This south facing, 4 story, plus English Garden floor, mixed use townhouse will be delivered vacant. Situated on a lovely tree lined block location between Second and First Avenues, this home with its magical Tuscan inspired garden proves to be one of the finest East Village houses available. Move right into the owner’s duplex and have a beautiful home with the added benefit of income producing live/work English Garden floor and two large floor thru residential units OR transform it into the single family home of your dreams. So many opportunities for living! All things are possible, spread the word!
Lovely, huh? In fact, the Post featured this in its "Dream Homes" section on June 7, 2007.
As Off the Grid reported last month, the new owners are demolishing the house that dates to 1852. Floor by floor. (The owner is listed as 331 East 6th Street Townhouse LLC C/O Cooley Godward Kronish LLP.)
The demolition permit at the DOB shows that "side masonry walls to remain."
I took this photo last week...
...and Goggla passed this shot along from yesterday. She notes that it looks as if three floors have been shaved off now.
Renderings haven't emerged just yet for the address. But, as Off the Grid noted: "Whatever it is, it will no doubt contribute significantly less to the history and character of the block and neighborhood than its 150 year old predecessor."