New York City
According to our friends at Curbed, fashion designer and icon Marc Jacobs has just vacated the Chelsea penthouse rental that he’s been shacking up in since 2009. Jacobs has been renting while anxiously awaiting the completion of a full renovation of his brand-new townhome. According to New York Magazine, Jacobs’ new home is one of six built as part of Superior Ink, the much-buzzed-about Robert A.M. Stern–designed condo project.
As it turns out, Jacobs wasn’t the only recognizable head to ever lay on the pillows at 252 7th Avenue. The 2,062-square-penthouse at the Chelsea Mercantile actually belongs to former New York Ranger and current Montreal Canadien hockey star Scott Gomez.
If you’re interested in taking over the lease from Marc, prepare to pony up $23,000 a month (that’s $8k MORE than the $15k Marc was paying). Seem steep? Perhaps you can justify the cost, since the 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home comes fully-furnished. It’s a classic New York City penthouse with an expansive furnished terrace, making it the perfect setting for cocktail parties.
The home is currently configured as two bedrooms with den, and features a full kitchen, entertainment system and sweeping city views of the Hudson and Downtown skyline. Designed with high ceilings and a huge terrace, this Penthouse feels more like a home than an apartment. The open kitchen comes complete with Subzero, Miele, and Viking appliances.
As if a fashion designer and clothes hound like Marc Jacobs would have it any differently, the penthouse has abundant closet space and also comes with a washer/dryer and additional storage unit in the basement. The Chelsea Mercantile is one of Chelsea’s premier full-service buildings boasting full-time doormen, concierge, valet, gym, roof deck, childrens play room, and bicycle storage.
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