Reporting Emily Smith
NEW YORK (CBS 2) — In the latest edition of CBS 2′s Living Large, CBS 2 reporter Emily Smith got an exclusive look inside the townhouse where former International Monetary Fund head Dominique Strauss-Kahn spent four months under house arrest.
Now that Strauss-Kahn is back in France, the Tribeca townhouse is on the market.
At 153 Franklin Street you find swanky townhouse living in prime Manhattan real estate.
A long hallway leads to an over-sized great room — the centerpiece being a huge skylight that opens electronically. A gas fireplace there can be converted to wood burning and the push of a button reveals a television.
Persian rugs, velvet sofas, and limestone floors make it as posh as it gets.
While it’s luxurious, it was 24-7 imprisonment for Strauss-Kahn, who spent a lot of his time on the lower level of the home watching movies, according to real estate broker Robert Dvorin.
A modern stairway with limestone steps leads to each level. The second floor has antique French Oak floors, a large south facing terrace and 2 children’s bedrooms.
The master suite takes up the entire third floor. The 6,800 square foot townhouse is on the market for nearly $14 million.
That’s certainly Living Large in Tribeca.
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