Inside architect Thierry Despont’s $25M Tribeca home

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French-born architect Thierry Despont has designed homes for the rich and famous — and now, you can live in his very own.

Despont, who has styled luxe homes for Bill Gates and Calvin Klein — Klein’s Despont-designed mansion in East Hampton recently sold for $85 million — has listed his 10,000-square-foot Tribeca townhouse for $24.99 million.

Despont's townhouse has a full-floor great room accented with paneled walls and a fireplace.
Despont’s townhouse has a full-floor great room accented with paneled walls and a fireplace.
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The Real Deal first reported news of the listing, which has two wine cellars, three gas fireplaces and air rights to tack on a sixth floor. He’s owned this home for about 25 years.

Despont, who’s also an interior designer, has worked on the 1986 restoration of the Statue of Liberty, as well as a $450 million renovation of the Ritz Paris, which wrapped in 2016.

The great room additionally includes oversize windows.
The great room additionally includes oversize windows.
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A statement billiards room can double as a dining room for entertaining guests.
A statement billiards room can double as a dining room for entertaining guests.
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Needless to say, the look of Despont’s own home, at 182 Franklin St., packs quite the punch. Listing images show a full-floor great room on the fifth story with 15-foot ceilings, paneled walls, built-in shelves, oversize windows and space for lounge seating in front of one of the home’s fireplaces. There’s also a roomy kitchen that shares a level with a convertible billiards and dining room, wrapped with a plaid-print wall pattern.

A staircase connects every level of the home, and so does an elevator.
A staircase connects every level of the home, and so does an elevator.
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The home is big enough for a massive chef's kitchen.
The home is big enough for a massive chef’s kitchen.
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The entry foyer opens to a staircase and an elevator. The first floor of the property houses an artist’s studio, where Despont reportedly painted and sculpted, but can be converted to a media room or a children’s playroom. The master suite takes up the entire third floor, and includes a marbled ensuite bathroom, a sauna, a dressing room and lots of closet space. The master is one of four bedrooms inside — the remaining three have their own full bathrooms and kitchenettes.

Other tony touches include this marbled bathroom.
Other tony touches include this marbled bathroom.
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Elsewhere, there’s a basement with a laundry room.

Rueben Schatz of Douglas Elliman has the listing.

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