Rupert Murdoch Puts West Village Townhouse Back on the Market After Just Five Months

Posted On Mon, August 10, 2015 By

Posted On Mon, August 10, 2015 By In Celebrities, Cool Listings, West Village 

Back in April, we reported that News Corp. and 21st Century Fox chairman Rupert Murdoch had listed his One Madison penthouse for a whopping $72 million. He had planned to live in the glassy triplex full time, but instead picked up a $25 million West Village townhouse. But now it looks like the billionaire has changed his mind yet again, putting the townhouse at 278 West 11th Street back on the market for $28.9 million, according to the Daily News.

278 West 11th Street

278 West 11th Street

The 6,500-square-foot West Village mansion was formerly a purple bed and breakfast, but the previous owner (who bought the property for only $8.2 million in 2011) restored it to its single-family Greek Revival roots. As we noted in April, “Not only did he restore the historic integrity of the façade, but he replaced the south-facing walls with glass to let more light in and added a roof deck, elevator, 1,200-bottle wine cellar, and a gym.”

278 West 11th Street

278 West 11th Street

As the Daily News notes, Murdoch’s short-lived ownership means that “he could make almost $1 million for every month he owned it if it sells for the asking price.”

[Listing: 278 West 11th Street by Dolly Lenz Real Estate]

[Via NYDN]

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