He or she would have to be wealthy. DSK is reportedly paying $50,000 per month for the 6,804-square-foot house at 153 Franklin Street.
The subtenant would be the sort to see beyond a book’s cover. The townhouse has a Napoleon (Sarkozy?) complex. Although it is a short, squat little home, the luxurious interior overcompensates for its stature petit.
He or she would enjoy movies and a good sweat. The ground floor has a gym, spa steam bath, full bar and leather-seated home theater. We can just imagine DSK sitting dolefully in front of the massive screen now, revisiting Truffaut and Goddard with a heavy heart. The first floor has a guest room with a separate maid’s entrance.
He or she might be as aggressively kinky as a middle-aged member of the French elite (if this scandal has taught us anything!). The townhouse’s haute modern staircase is enclosed in glass. The steps are individual planks of wood attached to a beam, meaning that someone walking downstairs could see right up the skirt of someone ascending the flight above.
Finally, the subtenant might dig Vitamin D. From the top-floor terrace DSK can sun himself in perfect privacy and barbeque some boeuf on a natural gas grill.
So, with amenities rivaling Versailles, qu’en dites-vous?