Ever wanted to see what the inside of Rupert Murdoch’s house looks like?
If you’re registered for Global Connect, then you’ll get your chance tonight. The billionaire executive chairman of News Corp. (which owns and operates real estate portal realtor.com) has graciously opened his West Village townhouse (278 West 11th Street) to registered attendees only for the opening night party.
And if any of them like it enough, they might be able to claim it for their very own. Murdoch is listing the property today with Dolly Lenz.
He bought the trophy home between Bleecker and West 4th Streets last spring for $25 million. Lenz, who advises the media magnate on his Manhattan housing needs, confirmed that the property had become available.
The asking price? $28.9 million.
It’s possible that the 11th Street property isn’t quite big enough for Murdoch’s new blended family with his bride, Jerry Hall. (Hall has lived for years in a 26-room home in London’s leafy Richmond suburb, so she might like something closer to Central Park.)
Lenz is confident a buyer will soon be found for the 6,500-square-foot single-family home, which includes four bedrooms, a roof deck, an elevator, a 1,200-bottle wine cellar and a private gym.
Murdoch, with his entity Carmel Investments LLC, paid $5 million less than townhouse’s original asking price of $30 million. Brown Harris Stevens’ David Kornmeier was the listing agent on the sale at the time.
Only registered Global Connect attendees with IDs will be allowed at the reception.