Like the Corner Bistro or Bleecker Street, Liv Tyler is synonymous with West Village living. A resident of one of Manhattan’s most charming neighbourhoods for the past two decades, Liv Tyler has been photographed infinite times, with and without her children, on her local streets—walking her dog, pushing a stroller, or running into her corner store to pick up a pantry staple.
Although she recently purchased a townhouse in London, she will always consider her lovingly restored, four-story townhouse on West 11th Street her home.
It’s Liv Tyler’s devotion to the little things, those most special character-defining details, that turned her property’s renovation into absolute labour of love. Built-in the late 1800s, the brownstone had already been through a handful of incarnations by the time Liv Tyler purchased the building in 2001.
After meeting with a handful of architects, Liv Tyler decided to work with Ben Petreath, who had been with Fairfax and Sammons at the time.
A pocket door with textured pink glass slides open to connect the closet with the master bathroom. Framed photos include one of Liv Tyler‘s grandmother, etiquette expert Dorothea Johnson, and one of her mother—model, musician, and author Bebe Buell. Others are stills from the film Stealing Beauty, which stars Liv Tyler. The actress and her architect Ben Pentreath found this vintage chandelier on one of their many visits to the famed Alfie’s Antique Market in London.
She and her team would spend hours at another West Village mainstay, the French eatery Tartine, poring over issues of World of Interiors, finding design inspiration for each and every facet of the renovation. While the interior design had held her interest, Liv Tyler was more than happy to join the crew and break a sweat as well.