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Politician's Bro Ditches UES for Chelsea Celebrity House

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Courtney Love didn't stay long at 436 West 20th Street, Chelsea's celebrity townhouse. But fellow resident Olivier Sarkozy (half-brother of French President Nicolas Sarkozy) seems a little more committed to paying $15,000+/month for his Chelsea celebrity rental, because he's just put his previous residence, a townhouse at 407 East 75th Street, on the market. Sarkozy and family bought the place from the estate of photographer Richard Avedon for $6.75 million in 2005 and now want $11.95 million for it, the Times reports. The Sarkozys kept Avedon's studio and darkroom as-is and renovated the rest of the house to suit their wishes. But maybe the lack of a butler to prepare afternoon tea kept it from becoming their perfect dream home?
· Big Deal - Avedon Town House on the Market [NYT]
· Olivier Sarkozy coverage [Curbed]

407 East 75th Street

407 East 75th Street, New York, NY

436 West 20th Street

436 West 20th Street, New York, NY