Dominique Strauss-Kahn's Tribeca Townhouse Is Back on the Market

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Town Real Estate
153 Franklin Street
The luxe Tribeca townhouse where Dominique Strauss-Kahn lived before the collapse of his attempted-rape case is back on the market, those of you who are fabulously rich will be happy to know. According to the listing, 153 Franklin Street has four bedrooms and four and a half baths, a "Motion Controlled Theater," a nanny suite plus separate entrance for said nanny, a bar, an Italian limestone bath, etc etc. It will be available on September 15, so if your budget allows for $600,000 a year in rent or if you're looking to buy a house that costs almost $14 million and once housed a disreputable Frenchman, here's your chance.

The full listing reads:

One of a kind 27 ft wide townhouse on a beautiful cobblestone street in the heart of Tribeca. Exquisite top to bottom renovation by famed Architect/Designer Leopoldo Rosati just completed with only the finest materials and craftsmanship. Lower level: State of the Art dBox Motion Controlled Theater, Gym, Spa Steam Bath, Bar. First floor: Nanny/Guest Suite w/bath & separate entrance, Boffi Kitchen with Miele & Gaggenau appliances, limestone radiant heat floors, great room with large skylight and fireplace. Second floor: Antique French wide plank oak floors, two bedrooms with custom closets, Italian limestone bath with Duravit jet tub and waterfall shower. Large planted terrace with Japanese paper glass wall and Wolf natural gas grill. Third Floor: Master suite w/wide plank floors, wet bar, his/her walk-in closets/dressing rooms, Limestone bath w/Duravit jetted tub & dual rainfall steam shower. Entire home features Italian cabinetry, new windows, custom steel staircases, Control 4 automation system with custom lighting & speakers throughout. AVAIL SEPT 15.

"It has everything," said Robert Dvorin, Senior Vice President of Town Real Estate, which is handling the listing. He added that "the level of renovation is the highest of anything I've ever seen."

According to Dvorin, the townhouse has attracted a lot of interest both for sale and for rent. He doesn't think it's just because Dominique Strauss-Kahn lived there, although "I think that the media attention definitely was a good thing. It was positive in that a lot of people got to see the house," he said. "It's a good story."

[rgray@villagevoice.com] [@_rosiegray]

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