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Janklow Townhouse Finally Sold!

by habituallychic

01 . 07 . 10

Turns out that Luke and Julie Janklow are indeed divorcing. According to Page 6 today, the couple also just sold their beautiful townhouse in the West Village for $17.9 million which nets them quite a tidy profit since they only paid $4.5 for it in 2004. What recession right?!

As I’m sure you remember, the townhouse features white marble floors and was completely renovated. You can see more photos in my old post about it here.

The new buyers are developer Ara Hovnanian and his artist wife Rachel Lee Hovnanian. They just sold their apartment at 850 Fifth Avenue for just under $35 million. It was designed by the Dutch designer Piet Boon. The apartment and one of Rachel’s paintings even graced the cover of his book above. It was mostly black and white as you can see from the follow photos so it looks like they will be right at home in the Janklow’s old townhouse. I just hope they don’t get rid of the beautiful Gracie wallpaper in the office!

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  1. DoxaHome.com January 7, 2010 | 9:02 pm

    Oh girl, I missed your original post on the former home owners remodel but I am about to devour it, looks great! Sad to hear of the split though although I guess they can wipe their tears with dollar bills…


  2. the NEO-traditionalist January 7, 2010 | 9:47 pm

    So curious to see what they do with the place! You’re so “in the know” in NY—I just love it! I think I’m going to switch my homepage from the New York Times to Habitually Chic…
    XXX Kate

  3. Jodi January 7, 2010 | 10:52 pm

    I find it curious that neither of these homes have much art.

  4. A Gift Wrapped Life January 7, 2010 | 11:57 pm

    Love those black doors……and just about everything else as well.

  5. Ivy Lane January 8, 2010 | 2:28 am

    Well, I guess I must have blinked and the economy is booming again!
    Wouldn’t THAT be nice!!!

    Gorgeous spaces for sure!

  6. Thomas January 8, 2010 | 3:02 am

    NY is so exciting to me. I was just telling my mother today that I want to move to NYC.

  7. Southern Aspirations January 8, 2010 | 1:33 pm

    Holy hannah those price tags! Love the baths in particular in the second set of photos… will be interesting to see what they do. Thanks for the inside scoop!

  8. anony January 8, 2010 | 2:34 pm

    I went to college with Luke Janklow at Wesleyan, and I remember when he arrived, he was literally the “It Boy.” Better looking than anyone else at school, wealthy, cool, and an expert guitar player. Twenty odd years later he’s probably still the “It Boy” albeit in a much bigger pond. I bet there’s a bunch of ladies in NYC who are scrambling to get into position…

  9. SogniSorrisi January 8, 2010 | 4:05 pm

    What gorgeous spaces!

  10. honey living January 8, 2010 | 4:25 pm

    stunning stunning stunning

  11. Brilliant Asylum January 8, 2010 | 9:37 pm

    It is cool to see how those wallpaper panels are applied. It is not what I expected from only seeing photos of the desk area in the past.

  12. My Little January 9, 2010 | 11:03 am

    Oooh…I love this place, especially the turquoise and white bedroom and bathroom. Great post…and great blog. I added you to my blogroll (mylittleboudoir.com)…I hope you don’t mind.

  13. Sweetdeesignz.com January 10, 2010 | 5:40 am

    This is so nice. Gawd i wanna be rich. I probably wont get a house that look unlivable but i would love that option.

  14. Jesse January 21, 2010 | 11:58 pm

    do you know who was the architect on the project?? thanks!!!!