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.
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).
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.
Behind heavy metal sliding doors is a cozy library, complete with chesterfield sofas, an executive-sized desk, and a rolling ladder.
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.
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Photos courtesy of the Corcoran Group
Neighborhoods : Soho