Got $50,000? How About $14 M.? Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s Tribeca Townhouse Can Be Yours


Dominque Strauss-Kahn is packing up and leaving New York, according to the Post. “Bon débarras!” he must be thinking. It’s only been a week since the French financial figaro was set free, but already he’s booked it to Washington, and it looks like he is through with New York. But that is his loss and one lucky New Yorker’s—or wealthy foreigner’s—gain, because Mr. Strauss-Kahn’s townhouse at 153 Franklin Street in Tribeca is now back on the market.

The 6,804-square-foot home came back on the market on Monday, according to StreetEasy. The asking rent is still a staggering $50,000 a month, the same price DSK paid. Not even Kim Kardashian could afford that. Or for those looking to own, the four-story Federal-style red-brick wonder has been available for $13.995 million even while Mr. Strauss-Kahn called it home.

The Town Real Estate rental listing is almost exactly the same as before:

One of a kind 27 ft wide townhouse on a beautiful cobblestone street in the heart of Tribeca. Exquisite top to bottom renovation by famed Architect/Designer Leopoldo Rosati just completed with only the finest materials and craftsmanship. Lower level: State of the Art dBox Motion Controlled Theater, Gym, Spa Steam Bath, Bar. First floor: Nanny/Guest Suite w/bath & separate entrance, Boffi Kitchen with Miele & Gaggenau appliances, limestone radiant heat floors, great room with large skylight and fireplace. Second floor: Antique French wide plank oak floors, two bedrooms with custom closets, Italian limestone bath with Duravit jet tub and waterfall shower. Large planted terrace with Japanese paper glass wall and Wolf natural gas grill. Third Floor: Master suite w/wide plank floors, wet bar, his/her walk-in closets/dressing rooms, Limestone bath w/Duravit jetted tub & dual rainfall steam shower. Entire home features Italian cabinetry, new windows, custom steel staircases, Control 4 automation system with custom lighting & speakers throughout.

A new last sentence has been appended: “AVAIL SEPT 15.” The Observer will be counting the days.

mchaban [at] | @MC_NYC

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