Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy Scoop Up Painter David Deutsch’s Turtle Bay Townhome for $13.5 Million

Posted On Thu, April 24, 2014 By

Posted On Thu, April 24, 2014 By In Interiors, Recent Sales

After nearly nine months on the market, painter David Deutsch‘s Turtle Bay Gardens townhouse has been sold. Property records filed today show that Mary-Kate Olsen and her beau, Olivier Sarkozy, are the lucky buyers to scoop up Deutsch’s beauty, paying $13.5 million for the home located at 226-228 East 49th Street.

Deutsch’s offer came in $3 million short of his $16.5 million ask, but it’s worth mentioning that he bought the townhouse for just $2.45 million in 1997.

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The 8,000-square-foot digs comes with five bedrooms, seven fireplaces, a fifth-floor exercise pool, a grand ballroom, a double-height artist’s studio, a swanky elevator, and a hall of mirrors. But the pièce de résistance is certainly the ‘Medici fountain’ found in the garden — it was expertly modeled after the original in Rome.

This is the second time since 1961 that the property has changed hands.

Flip through our gallery to see some of the ornate (sometimes odd) details that make up this residence.

[Via The Real Deal]

Images via Douglas Elliman

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