Facebook Co-Founder Gets $8.5M for Massive and Masculine Soho Loft

Posted On Thu, January 21, 2016 By

Posted On Thu, January 21, 2016 By In Interiors, Recent Sales, Soho

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes and husband Sean Eldridge, financier and former Democratic congressional candidate, make quite the power couple. So it comes as no surprise that the dapper duo got $8.5 million, just below the $8.75 million asking price, for their bespoke Soho loft at 30 Crosby Street. They bought the home for $4.5 million in 2010, and then undertook a serious renovation that resulted in a masculine but elegant interior. It hit the market back in August, and now the Observer reports that the massive 4,100-square-foot pad has been picked up by Helliot Property Holdings Inc.

30 Crosby Street, Soho, Chris Hughes, Sean Eldridge, Loft for sale, Cool listings, interiors, downtown manhattan real estate,

30 Crosby Street, Soho, Chris Hughes, Sean Eldridge, Loft for sale, Cool listings, interiors, downtown manhattan real estate,

Architectural details original to the 1890 loft building include hand-hewn timber columns, large swaths of exposed brick, and 12-foot ceilings. In the grand, 37-foot-by-31-foot living room there’s a wood-burning fireplace, six mahogany windows, and two nooks perfect for a piano and a custom-designed wet bar (all of which must’ve come in handy when the couple hosted a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton last year).

30 Crosby Street, Soho, Chris Hughes, Sean Eldridge, Loft for sale, Cool listings, interiors, downtown manhattan real estate,

30 Crosby Street, Soho, Chris Hughes, Sean Eldridge, Loft for sale, Cool listings, interiors, downtown manhattan real estate,

30 Crosby Street, Soho, Chris Hughes, Sean Eldridge, Loft for sale, Cool listings, interiors, downtown manhattan real estate,

The aforementioned timber columns act as a natural divide between the living room and kitchen/dining area. Unlike the distressed leather furniture and rustic accents in most of the home, the sleek, European-style kitchen features stainless steel countertops, a Calacatta marble-topped island, and high-end appliances like two SubZero refrigerators and a wine cooler. Around the corner is a sunny breakfast room.

30 Crosby Street, Soho, Chris Hughes, Sean Eldridge, Loft for sale, Cool listings, interiors, downtown manhattan real estate,

30 Crosby Street, Soho, Chris Hughes, Sean Eldridge, Loft for sale, Cool listings, interiors, downtown manhattan real estate,

Behind heavy metal sliding doors is a cozy library, complete with chesterfield sofas, an executive-sized desk, and a rolling ladder.

30 Crosby Street, Soho, Chris Hughes, Sean Eldridge, Loft for sale, Cool listings, interiors, downtown manhattan real estate,

30 Crosby Street, Soho, Chris Hughes, Sean Eldridge, Loft for sale, Cool listings, interiors, downtown manhattan real estate,

30 Crosby Street, Soho, Chris Hughes, Sean Eldridge, Loft for sale, Cool listings, interiors, downtown manhattan real estate,

At the opposite end of the apartment are the three bedrooms. The master has an en-suite bath and a 13-foot-by-13-foot dressing room. The other two share a large walk-in closet. Currently, the third bedroom is configured as a private gym.

Now that the sale is final, the Observer speculates that perhaps Hughes and Eldridge are the mystery buyers of a $22.3 million West Village townhouse. When that sale hit records in September, the name on the deed was revealed as Tom van Loben Sels, the same person behind this transaction.

[Listing: 30 Crosby Street #3A by Maria Pashby of Corcoran Group]

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