A mid-1800s New York City brownstone, home to John Leguizamo and his family was prominently featured in the March 2023 edition of Architectural Digest. John and his wife, Justine purchased the building in 2008 with the goal of maintaining the original beauty and structure of the building while also creating a space that could be passed down to their children. 1 The team worked together as designer and foreman and the building underwent an extensive renovation in just one year. This was quite a feat since originally it was divided into 3 apartments and in need of much restoration. Inside the brownstone, they have since filled the space with antiques which they have collected over time, creating an eclectic feel. The renovation included redoing all the plumbing and floors, as well as removing a giant black porcelain tub that had been placed in the middle of one of the apartments. John purchased a salvaged antique white gray marble veined mantel at the time from OGT and restored it for his primary bedroom bath. This mantel was also an original NYC artifact, salvaged from a brownstone at 53rd Street and 2nd Avenue.
- “We like things that are quality, that we can pass on to our kids,” says John. “There’s something beautiful about hanging on to things that have a history…. We like the eclectic feel.” ↩ https://www.architecturaldigest.com/gallery/inside-actor-john-leguizamos-new-york-city-brownstone-an-antique-lovers-paradise