Open House New York recently featured this custom-designed downtown townhouse. Now, Dominique Strauss-Kahn has traded a Rikers cell for this sprawling home as a place to spend his home confinement. Take a tour yourself!
Dominique Strauss-Kahn has relocated from the Financial District to a luxury Tribeca townhouse for his home confinement while out on bail on charges of sexually assaulting a Manhattan hotel maid.
The new residence at 153 Franklin St., which was put on the market for $14 million about two months ago, is quite a step up from his cell at Rikers.
The four-bedroom, four-and-1/2-bath townhouse sprawls more than 6,800 square feet and boasts a terrace, home theater, gym, fireplace, steam shower, heated limestone floors, a retractable skylight and a waterfall shower. The master suite encompasses the entire third floor and has a wet bar, walk-in closets and a limestone bath, among other amenities.
Under tight security, the ex-head of the International Monetary Fund arrived Wednesday night at the Tribeca palace, about a mile away from where he has been staying since he was released from Rikers Island last Friday.
NBC New York was also there when Strauss-Kahn arrived. Watch the arrival below.
Real estate agents representing the property declined to comment on the terms or details of the transaction for the townhouse.
Strauss-Kahn has been on house arrest since his release on bail, first at a temporary residence on Broadway in Lower Manhattan.
The terms of his confinement allow him to have one weekly religious observance, medical appointments, meetings with lawyers and court appearances.
He is ordered to wear an electronic monitoring device and live under video surveillance with an armed guard.
A grand jury indicted him on seven counts, including attempted rape, criminal sex act, sex abuse, forcible touching and unlawful imprisonment.
His lawyers deny the charges and say there is no evidence of a forced encounter.
Material on the maid's shirt matched DNA from Strauss-Kahn, sources told NBC New York this week.