Two East Village Townhouses Linked to Mary-Kate Olsen Ask $16 Million

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By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo
Two James Renwick–designed, Anglo-Italianate townhouses are currently for sale—separately, or as a pair.

123 and 125 East 10th street are two neighboring townhouses located in Manhattan’s East Village—and both are linked to renaissance woman Mary-Kate Olsen and her husband, French banker Olivier Sarkozy (the half brother of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy).

Sarkozy owned 123 East 10th Street before he married Olsen in 2015, however the couple never lived there. Instead, they rented 125 East 10th Street until they ended up buying and moving into their current home in Turtle Bay Gardens. 

Now, the neighboring East Village homes are on the market separately—with the option to buy and combine both houses into one $16 million mansion, which would reportedly create one of the largest private gardens in Manhattan.

123 East 10th Street

James Renwick designed the twin townhouses in 1854. Renwick was considered one of the most successful architects of his time and is famous for having designed numerous structures, including St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City as well as The Smithsonian Institute Building in Washington, DC, commonly known as "The Castle." Pictured is 123 East 10th Street.

James Renwick designed the twin townhouses in 1854. Renwick was considered one of the most successful architects of his time and is famous for having designed numerous structures, including St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City as well as The Smithsonian Institute Building in Washington, DC, commonly known as "The Castle." Pictured is 123 East 10th Street.

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The five-story townhouse at 123 East 10th Street features ten rooms and approximately 4,200 square feet of living space. In addition to a spacious eat-in kitchen that leads out to a private backyard garden, the home features a parlor floor with classic crown moldings, original wood-burning fireplaces, and a full-floor master suite. The current owners are artist Aaron Young and his French-born wife, Laure Hériard Dubreuil, who is the founder and CEO of luxury retailer The Webster.

The welcoming, bright entry flows directly into the spacious, open-plan living/dining area.

The welcoming, bright entry flows directly into the spacious, open-plan living/dining area.

The living/dining room has a classic, sculptural fireplace. 

The living/dining room has a classic, sculptural fireplace. 

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The dining area. 

The dining area. 

Double parlors with soaring ceilings and ornamental moldings lie just above the entrance level.

Double parlors with soaring ceilings and ornamental moldings lie just above the entrance level.

A cozy sitting room takes up the other half of the double-parlor floor. It features a carved fireplace and a cast-iron "Juliet" balcony that runs the width of the facade.

A cozy sitting room takes up the other half of the double-parlor floor. It features a carved fireplace and a cast-iron "Juliet" balcony that runs the width of the facade.

The upper two floors hold two large bedrooms plus the master suite. 

The upper two floors hold two large bedrooms plus the master suite. 

Each bedroom has its own fireplace. 

Each bedroom has its own fireplace. 

The full-floor master suite features double walk-in closets and an en suite bathroom. 

The full-floor master suite features double walk-in closets and an en suite bathroom. 

The luxurious master bath. 

The luxurious master bath. 

The large and modern eat-in kitchen sits below the entry level.

The large and modern eat-in kitchen sits below the entry level.

 Steel casement French doors open to the shared garden. 

 Steel casement French doors open to the shared garden. 

125 East 10th Street

Behind the historic facade and ornamental Juliet balcony is a five-story property with an English basement and 165 years of history.

Behind the historic facade and ornamental Juliet balcony is a five-story property with an English basement and 165 years of history.

Spanning 4,200 square feet, 125 East 1oth Street is currently configured as a five-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom residence. The single-family home has undergone several recent updates, including a new kitchen and renovated bathrooms. The townhouses are located in the St. Mark’s Historic District.

The townhouse's original fireplaces, detailed mantelpieces, stairwell, skylights, and moldings all remain intact.

The townhouse's original fireplaces, detailed mantelpieces, stairwell, skylights, and moldings all remain intact.

The parlor. 

The parlor. 

The dining area. 

The dining area. 

The spacious kitchen and dining area takes up the entire lower level. Doors lead out to the garden. 

The spacious kitchen and dining area takes up the entire lower level. Doors lead out to the garden. 

123 E. 10th Street is currently listed for $7,695,000 by Mark Amadei and Jonathan Hettinger of Sotheby’s International Realty. 125 E. 10th Street is currently listed for $8,300,000 by Jason Haber and Nicole Durosko of Warburg Realty. 

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