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Ex-Facebook president Sean Parker to build a Greenwich Village mansion

Tech mogul now has two adjacent townhouses on West 10th Street following $16.5M buy

May 19, 2016 04:50PM
By Katherine Clarke and Mark Maurer

38 West 10th Street in Greenwich Village (inset: Sean Parker)

38 West 10th Street in Greenwich Village (inset: Sean Parker)

Napster founder and former Facebook president Sean Parker looks to be following Sarah Jessica Parker’s lead, combining a pair of Greenwich Village townhouses into a single mansion.

The tech mogul shelled out $16.5 million for a five-story, 8,200-square-foot townhouse at 38 West 10th Street, next door to the 6,136-square-foot converted carriage house he already owns at 40 West 10th Street, according to public records filed with the city Wednesday and a source with knowledge of the deal.

Parker purchased the property through an LLC linked to a Palo Alto accountancy firm.

Combined, the property would be one of the largest single-family mansions in the neighborhood.

Parker, whose net worth is a reported $2.4 billion, has been a resident of the street since 2011, when he bought the first property, a three-story townhouse complete with an indoor pool, for $20 million.

He hasn’t always been popular with his neighbors, who complained in 2014 when he brought in construction crews to rip up the street to install faster internet for his home.

Parker’s new property was listed for sale by Azita Aghravi, Maximilian Hakim and Gary Meese of Eastern Consolidated. The brokers declined to comment.

Parker’s isn’t an original idea. “Sex and the City” star Sarah Jessica Parker nabbed two properties at 273-275 West 11th Street from the United Methodist Women, to convert into a large Greenwich Village home earlier this year.

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