Strauss-Kahn’s Townhouse Can’t Sell, Gets 17% Price Chop
11:29 am, October 5th | by Hillary Reinsberg
The townhouse at 153 Franklin Street in TriBeCa was famously Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s home while he was under house arrest in New York City. He paid $50,000 a month to live there. Last year, it was on the market for a whopping $15 million. This year, it got a cut to $14 million. Now, it’s all yours for $12.5 million reports Curbed.
As you may recall, we coincidentally threw Mogulite‘s launch party at the the then-vacant home in May. A few weeks later, Strauss-Kahn moved in. As we mingled around the house, we got to check out all its tricked-out features, which included hidden doors, glittery paintings of The Godfather, and lots of smart house-y gadgets affixed to the walls. It’s an impressive 27 feet wide, but we’re guessing the recent history of the house — and the ridicule it’s endured, has made it a tough sell.
Potential renters will get no such price cut, though. It’s still $50,000 a month. Maybe they’re hoping another foreign mogul ends up under house arrest and will take the place last minute?