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Marc Jacobs lists understated West Village townhouse for $16M

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The designer transformed a raw space in the Superior Ink complex

Photographs by Yoo Jean Han/Courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty

Legendary designer Marc Jacobs is saying goodbye to the West Village: Jacobs has listed his Robert A.M. Stern-designed townhouse, located within the Superior Ink complex on Bethune Street, for a cool $15.995 million. The Wall Street Journal first reported the news.

The move comes after Jacobs purchased a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home in Rye, New York, for $9.175 million, though that property was reportedly intended as a weekend home rather than a full-time residence.

He bought the Superior Ink home for close to $10.5 million back in 2009, and hired interior architect Andre Tchelistcheff and designers Paul Fortune, John Gachot, and Thad Hayes to build out the then-raw space. In an interview with Architectural Digest in 2016, Jacobs said his vision for the space was “something smart, sharp, and comfortable,” hence the lack of eccentric details or quirky touches throughout. But he did use the space to showcase an impressive collection of modern and contemporary art, including pieces by Ellsworth Kelly, Richard Prince, and Albert Giacometti.

While those pieces won’t come with the house, a potential buyer would benefit from some of the other decorative touches, including an oak-paneled living room, a landscaped courtyard, marble-drenched bathrooms, and more. The four-story townhouse has three bedrooms—including a full-floor master suite with a positively enormous dressing room—three full bathrooms, a formal dining room, a gallery, roof deck, and even more.

Jacobs’s stylish, understated townhouse at 68 Bethune Street is listed with Chris Poore of Sotheby’s International Realty.