Famed designer Thierry Despont lists ritzy five-floor Tribeca townhouse for $25M
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Famed designer Thierry Despont lists ritzy five-floor Tribeca townhouse for $25M

November 3, 2021

Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

The architect who has worked on New York City icons like the Statue of Liberty, the Carlyle Hotel, the Woolworth Building, and 220 Central Park South is selling his Tribeca home. Thierry Despont, a French-born designer who specializes in high-end designs and renovations for residential buildings and hotels around the world, listed his luxe five-floor townhouse at 182 Franklin Street for $24,999,999. Despont bought the home 25 years ago and converted the 1915-constructed building into a sprawling single-family home.

Measuring an impressive 10,000 square feet, the residence includes four bedrooms, four full baths, and two half-baths. Rueben Schatz, the Douglas Elliman agent who has the listing, told The Real Deal that Despont is letting go of the home after over two decades because “it’s just a good time to sell in this market.”

A foyer leads to a staircase and elevator that connects to every floor. At the rear of the first floor there is an artist’s studio, but could easily be transformed into a “children’s playroom, media room, solarium, swimming pool, etc.,” as the listing describes.

The main suite takes up the entire third floor and comes equipped with a marble bath, sauna, dressing room, and lots of closet space. The remaining three bedrooms are found throughout the home and are described as “very private” in the listing, with all of the rooms boasting their own kitchenette and bath.

A dining room (currently a billiards room) decked out in plaid wallpaper and a massive eat-in kitchen with chrome accents are located on the fourth floor.

The palatial great room is found on the fifth and final floor, which spans the entire footprint of the building and features soaring 15-foot ceilings. With air rights acquired to build a sixth floor, there’s a chance to try to top this grand level.

Other unique perks include two wine cellars, a basement with laundry, and three gas fireplaces.

[Listing details: 182 Franklin Street at CityRealty]

[At Douglas Elliman by Rueben Schatz, Michael LorberAlexander Boriskin, and Cameron Begg]


Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

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