DSK's torturous stay in corporate housing for the average joe, even for those from IMF bailed out countries, is coming to an end. Next stop: a $14 million palace just purchased by the missus at 153 Franklin Street, half a block away from iconic TriBeCa eatery Bubby's. From the WSJ: "David Bookstaver, a spokesman for the state court system, said that New York Supreme Court Justice Michael Obus approved Mr. Strauss-Kahn's move to a new residence during a conference call with his defense attorneys and prosecutors on Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Bookstaver said he doesn't know where Mr. Strauss-Kahn's new residence will be or when he will be moved." Damn it sure is good to be married to a billionairess, who will do everything in her power from preventing her husband's improprieties from spilling over into her own social scene.
A brief description of the 4 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom townhouse which was recently listed by StreetEasy as costing $13.995 million.
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.
And some pictures of the palace. Our advice to Tribeca maids: avoid.