Marc Jacobs finds buyer for West Village townhouse after chopping price

Fashion designer Marc Jacobs’ West Village townhouse hit the market on Tuesday for $12 million, following a price drop and broker swap. It was last asking $14.5 million.

On Wednesday, a day later, it was already in contract, thanks to an off-market deal.

The four-story, 4,796-square-foot home at 400 W. 12th St. has also sneakily been listed as 68 Bethune St.

He first listed it in April 2019 for $15.9 million.

Jacobs bought the Robert A.M. Stern-designed townhouse for $10.5 million in 2009; it made the cover of Architectural Digest in 2017.

It features five bedrooms, three bathrooms, two powder rooms, a woodburning fireplace, an elevator, and 1,400 square feet of outdoor space divided between a garden courtyard and rooftop terrace. The townhouse also comes with a hefty $7,719 monthly maintenance fee.

Last month, Jacobs sold off the contents of the townhouse through Sotheby’s Home. Objects d’art up for grabs included wooden sheep for $495, an antique brass tree sculpture for $1,250 and a pair of Louis XVI upholstered fauteuils for $12,995. (An earlier auction of Jacobs’ art collection raked in $8.1 million.)

Because the house is part of condo development Superior Ink — called “townhouse two” — the new owner can take advantage of the building’s amenities, which include a gym, a yoga room, a screening room, a children’s playroom and a lounge with a catering kitchen.

Although Jacobs, 56, loves the West Village, he moved with his husband of one year, 38-year-old former model Char Defrancesco, to a 6,000-square-foot Frank Lloyd Wright home in Westchester, which they bought last spring for $9.2 million.

The listing brokers for the townhouse were Ryan Serhant and Donna Strugatz, of Nest Seekers International. We hear, via Instagram, that Clayton Orrigo, of Compass, brought in the buyer.

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