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.
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.”
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.”
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Neighborhoods : West Village