The enormous townhouse on North Moore Street is back
Given the saga of the enormous townhouse at 2 North Moore Street—famously (infamously?) referred to as "our suburb" by the original owners back in 2005—it’s no surprise that we’re at the point of "market the place as a luxury rental" in its life cycle.
To briefly recap: The sprawling, 11,300-square-foot home was originally built nearly a decade ago, but the couple who created it (and compared it to suburban sprawl in Manhattan) listed it in 2008 for a whopping $35 million. It then went through a series of ups and downs: de-listed in 2008, then re-listed in 2009, then finally sold in 2010.
But the story doesn’t end there! It reappeared on the market in 2014 for an even more bonkers $48 million, and has since gotten a couple of price cuts since. Right now, it’s asking $38 million—a $10 million reduction from two years ago—but it’s also on the rental market for a totally lol-worthy $97,500/month.
So what would one get if one were to conceivably pay $1.17 million a year to rent the place? So much! Here’s a small smattering of the home’s amenities, from the listing:
7 central air units plus central vac, air and water purification, radiant heated walnut hardwood floors, one-touch state-of-the-art audio, video and security, a top-floor gym with a 50' indoor heated swimming pool, full house generator and 3-car garage.
Oh, and this:
6 bedrooms, 7 full baths, 4 powder rooms, 3 fireplaces, an elegant formal living room, a professional Molteni Dada chef's kitchen, sun-drenched art studio, staff apartment with separate entrance, stately den/library, screening and billiards room, tranquil outdoor dining atrium, full laundry room, finished lower level, enormous storage areas, and the list goes on
The list goes on indeed. But it remains to be seen if this will be the thing that attracts a new, wanna-be suburban resident once and for all.