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Certain life events seem to make priorities shift and real estate needs change. Perhaps for fashion designer Marc Jacobs, getting married to Char Defrancesco a couple weeks ago had a profound effect on where he wants to spend the majority of his time. It seems Manhattan isn’t as high on the list as it once was since Jacobs just listed his gorgeous four-story townhouse in the West Village for $15.995 million.This real estate move comes shortly after the designer purchased a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home
in Rye, New York. This new listing is no coincidence, since according to Mansion Global
, Jacobs is looking to downsize his New York City residence. He plans to split his time between the Big Apple and Rye now, a commuting lifestyle that many in Westchester County enjoy. The energy of the city and the tranquility of Rye are the perfect combination for balanced living.Bidding adieu to this Robert A.M. Stern and Andre Tchelistcheff-designed townhouse could certainly be the hardest part of this life change. It boasts its own peacefulness with 1,432-square-feet of outdoor space and 4,346-square-feet of fashionable interiors designed by Paul Fortune, John Gachot and Thad Hayes.A neutral color palette allows large pieces of artwork to pop, but perhaps it’s the style of the three bedrooms that most surprises. They somehow feel Old World glamorous and modern at the same time, a delicate result that maybe only a world-renowned fashion designer’s home can achieve. Whoever ends up with the West Village gem may take notes from the designer and his extensive décor team, or choose to revamp it completely.Chris Poore of Sotheby’s International Realty
has the prestigious celebrity listing.