It has been considered the royal wedding of the fashion industry. Last month, Marc Jacobs married his long-term boyfriend Charly “Char” Defrancesco in an intimate ceremony at The Pool in New York City before heading to Midtown for perhaps the reception of the century. Guests included industry royalty such as Gigi and Bella Hadid, and just over a month later and the celebrated designer is putting his past West Village townhouse up for auction.
After purchasing a $9.18 million USD home in the Westchester town of Rye with his husband, the $15.995 USD (or roughly $22 million AUD) city home has been listed on Sotheby’s International Realty.
Meticulously designed and styled from the ground up, the not-so-humble abode is a perfect representation of the keen and considered eye of Marc Jacobs. From the work of architect Robert A.M. Stern, the luxury crib is connected to the Superior Ink condo complex and has access to its gym, screening room and other amenities. Access to the urban dwelling can also be entered through an underground passage.
Right down to the marble floors and crafted door knobs, the space is truly one-of-a-kind and according to one of Sotheby’s International Realty agent, Chris Poore, in 17 years of experience he has never seen this attention to detail.
“Everything in the house is really done to perfection, there’s so much attention to detail,” Poore said in an interview with Forbes. Jacobs went so far as to even select his own light-switches, which are fashioned in a vintage-inspired style from Meljac.
“It has such a warmth about it, you can tell that he’s a designer,” said Poore.
With the master suite occupying an entire floor, perhaps the most appealing area of the townhouse for city siders is the private garden. Beautifully maintained, it provides a tranquil escape from the high octane streets of New York City. Along with a rooftop terrace, the complete area boasts 1,462 square-feet.
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