Peek Inside Rupert Murdoch's $28.9 Million West Village Townhouse

The entry hall to Rupert Murdoch's West Village townhouse. Media mogul Rupert Murdoch owned his West Village mansion for just five short months before listing it for the first time in August 2015. The five-story $25 million townhouse failed to hold his attention despite the home's picturesque setting on a quintessential tree-lined West Village street. It also failed to sell. So off the market it went.

Now, the mansion at 278 West 11th Street is back up for bid and comes with an asking price of $28.9 million.

Broker Dolly Lenz calls the home "turn-key ready and in triple-mint condition."

The fully finished lower level features wine storage, a home gym and a screening room. The upper levels boast soaring ceilings and exquisite architectural details including custom millwork and single-slab marble floors.

There is plenty of space for entertaining in the palatial great room, which features a marble wood-burning fireplace and a Juliet balcony overlooking the home’s private gardens.  The garden level houses the well-appointed chef’s kitchen and a grand breakfast room with French doors that open to the multi-level terraced gardens.

The third floor is dedicated to the oversized master suite, which includes another of the home’s marble fireplaces and a spacious terrace. Oversized windows flood the home in natural light and provide breathtaking views of the Freedom Tower and the Empire State building. 

Outdoor space can be found on every level, including the roof, which features a roof deck with a pergola made from Spanish cedar.

4 Bedrooms
4.3 Bathrooms
6,500 sq. ft.
$28.9 Million

Contact: Dolly Lenz Real Estate,

French doors in the living room open to a Juliet balcony. Floor-to-ceiling windows anchor the living room.  French doors provide access to a Juliet balcony overlooking the home's private gardens.


The chef's kitchen,The well-appointed Poggenpohl kitchen is accented with sleek Miele essentials including a double oven and dual dishwashers.


The master bedroom is flooded with natural light. Chesney’s La Rochelle marble fireplace anchors the full-floor master bedroom suite.


The luxurious master bathroom.The spacious master bath features a freestanding tub accented by Ocean Blue Travertine and Bianco Dolomiti marble.


The multi-level terraced gardens provide plenty of space for outdoor living,The multi-level terraced gardens provide plenty of space for outdoor living.


The roof deck features a pergola made of Spanish cedar.The roof deck features a pergola made of Spanish cedar.