Marc Jacobs Quickly Sells His Fashionable West Village Townhouse
What a difference a day can make. Earlier this year, Marc Jacobs’ townhouse went into contract just one day after relisting and now the home has sold for $10.5 million. First listed for approximately $16 million in April of 2019, the home returned to the market this February with a price tag of $12 million and motivated a buyer to move fast. Sitting at 68 Bethune Street, the West Village dwelling is certainly a testament to the powers of a strategic price reduction.
Not that the fashionable home isn’t worth its original asking price. The enigmatic designer’s now-former four-story townhouse spans 4,346-square-feet with an additional 1,432-square-feet of outdoor space. It has a dreamy garden courtyard as well as a rooftop terrace. A serene Manhattan oasis, Jacobs only began trying to sell the property after buying a Frank Lloyd Wright home in Rye around the same time last year. It seems that purchase inspired him to minimize his city real estate holdings.
The elegant interiors of this West Village home were designed by Paul Fortune, John Gachot and Thad Hayes. With peaceful neutrals and pops of color, the spaces seem subdued when compared to Jacobs’ quirky and boundary-pushing runway looks. As well as offering plenty of allure within its walls, the home also has access to the amenities and services of the neighboring Superior Ink Condominium, designed by legend Robert A.M Stern.
Ryan Serhant and Donna Strugatz of Nest Seekers International held the listing, which Mansion Global first reported just closed.