October 31, 2020

House of the Week: Mike Jeffries’ Sutton Square Townhouse

A Manhattan townhouse that beauty maven Elizabeth Arden once called home and is now owned by former Abercrombie & Fitch chief executive officer and chairman Mike Jeffries is back on the market for $16 million.
Jeffries, who made headlines for his controversial comments during his time as head of the retailer about how it was targeting good-looking clients, paid almost $11 million for the townhouse in 2006 and has been trying to sell the four-bedroom property since October.
The house in Sutton Square, a tiny adjunct of the posh enclave of Sutton Place close to the East River, was first listed for $19.5 million, only for the price to be cut by $2 million in April and now it’s reappeared for $16 million after a brief stint off the market.
Built in 1921 for inventor Henry Sprague and later occupied by Arden (whose real name was Florence Nightingale Graham), Jeffries hired architect Daniel Romualdez when he bought it to undertake a three-year restoration of the five-story, four-bedroom home.
Romualdez’s other work includes 70 Vestry, the luxury condominium in TriBeCa that is being erected and is where Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen and her NFL player husband Tom Brady dropped more than $20 million on a

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