Much was made in some quarters last year over the age difference between Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy—the middle-aged half-brother of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy—whose romance with the Full House star reportedly had him dreaming of matrimony. (Mr. Sarkozy’s one-time wife went so far as to call the relationship “grotesque.”) But Ms. Olsen has canoodled with men closer to her age in the past, and Mr. Sarkozy’s East Village row house at 123 East 10th Street, which dates to 1854, has an even lengthier history than her beau. Perhaps it was the old building, rather than the old Frenchman that drew her in? For Mr. Sarkozy’s sake, we hope not. The property, which was listed by Jared Seligman at Douglas Elliman, just sold for $6.4 million. (Confirmation of the sale, which was originally reported by the Post, has just hit city records.) Read More
Tribeca and townhouse are not generally two words that are found in any close proximity. The district’s cobblestone streets are edged by multi-million dollar lofts and, increasingly, glossy condo towers. The rare townhouse that finds itself with a Tribeca address could hardly be blamed for trying to take full advantage of the situation. Such was the case with 452 Greenwich Street, which made a splashy market debut last June asking $24.5 million.
The house may have gotten a little above its four stories. Now, it is back on the market with a new broker—Brown Harris Steven’s Paula Del Nunzio—and a more modest ask of $19.5 million. (The Observer was disappointed to learn that it is still not in our price range.) Read More
The Weathermen may not have changed society, but they certainly radicalized 18 West 11th Street. In 1970, the elegant Greenwich Village townhouse was destroyed during the radical group’s botched bomb-making attempt in the house’s basement.
Rising in the place of the Greek Revival townhouse is a somewhat oddball structure that subtly reference the home’s violent history, built in 1978 by architect Hugh Hardy and Steuben Glass executive Francis Mason. It has belonged to the Langworthy family—who famously kept a Paddington bear with a frequently-changing wardrobe in the front window (he’s now wearing a Corcoran t-shirt)—since its construction. Now listed for $10.9 million with Corcoran brokers Sara Gelbard and Paul Kolbusz, the home is certainly a “one-of-a-kind home” as the listing, which was also spotted by Curbed, boasts. Read More
Clementina “Tina” Santi Flaherty won’t be leaving the penthouse after all at 1040 Fifth Avenue, the fabled limestone building that Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis also called home.
Business trailblazer, socialite, author and self-declared “powerchick,” Ms. Flaherty is keeping the duplex penthouse that she and her ex-husband William Flaherty, a zinc magnate, purchased in happier times. She is paying $13 million for the privilege of staying, according to city records. Read More