Fashion designer Marc Jacobs has purchased a Westchester home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for $9.175 million, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Located in the wealthy Westchester County neighborhood of Rye, the home was built by Wright in 1955 for European car importer Max Hoffman. Located at the tip of North Manursing Island, the waterfront property will serve as a weekend retreat for Jacobs and his husband Char Defrancesco, who recently wed this month.
According to a previous listing covered by USA Today in 2014, the nearly 6,000-square-foot home sits on over an acre of land and contains five bedrooms. The L-shaped residence, known as the Max Hoffman House, was last renovated two decades ago. After Hoffman, the home was owned by philanthropist Emily Fisher Landau, followed by Alice and Thomas Tisch.
This is the first home outside of the five boroughs owned by Jacobs, who was born and raised in New York City. When asked why he’s moving to the suburbs in an interview with WWD, Jacobs said:
“I’m 55 years old, I’m getting married. This feels like really a new chapter. I’d like to live a life outside. I just sit home and watch TV in the five-floor townhouse, you know? I’d like to be doing that with a beautiful view with dogs running in the yard.”
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