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Royce Pinkwater is featured in The Wall Street Journal for her work on, and listing agent of, 11 East 14th Street:

Deborah Shainfeld finished renovating her Manhattan townhouse the weekend her first child was born. Now her daughter is nine days old, and Ms. Shainfeld and her husband are putting their Greenwich Village townhouse on the market for $25 million.

“I was at the house the day before I went into labor,” said Ms. Shainfeld, 33.

With five stories plus a finished basement, the red brick home is roughly 7,200 square feet, according to listing agents Leonard Steinberg of Compass and Royce Pinkwater of Pinkwater Select. There are five bedrooms, a landscaped garden, a roof terrace and another terrace off a fifth-floor entertaining room, Ms. Shainfeld said. In the basement, there’s a bathroom and space for a movie theater, wine room and gym.

The red brick home has five stories and roughly 7,200 square feet.
The red brick home has five stories and roughly 7,200 square feet. PHOTO: TIM WALTMAN/EVAN JOSEPH IMAGES

Brandon Shainfeld is an executive at the video advertising company Videology, and Ms. Shainfeld has a background in the construction industry. The couple, who are originally from South Africa, purchased the house in 2012 for $8.95 million, according to public records. The 11th Street house had been divided into four apartments, Ms. Shainfeld said, and was “in terrible condition” when they bought it. They started a gut-renovation with plans to move in to the house, she said.

But when she became pregnant, she and her husband decided “it made the most sense to be near family,” by moving to Los Angeles. She considered putting the partially renovated home on the market, but instead decided to complete the project. “I had this vision of what I wanted to create,” she said. “It seemed a shame to stop.”

The family will soon start looking for homes in Los Angeles, but for now they are staying in their Upper West Side apartment. “The thought of moving into a new house right now is too overwhelming,” she said.