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Vogue home in Greenwich Village back on the market for $1.8 million

DJ Mark Ronson's fiancee selling the duplex pad at 131 West 11th Street

March 29, 2011 05:10PM
By Amy Tennery

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Inside the apartment, which was featured in “The September Issue,” and Grace Coddington

A Greenwich Village penthouse condominium unit once owned by Vogue Creative Director and former model Grace Coddington has hit the market for $1.8 million. The duplex, located in a four-story brownstone at 131 West 11th Street, is currently owned by Joséphine de La Baume, a French actress, model and singer, who is currently engaged to DJ Mark Ronson, according to public records.

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The 1,225-square-foot apartment includes private outdoor space, two working wood-burning fireplaces and built-in mahogany wood shelves, the listing says.

Coddington, who according to public documents bought the home in 1987 for $352,000, filmed scenes from the 2009 documentary “The September Issue” inside the home. The movie, which chronicles the lives of some of Vogue’s top editors, shows numerous interior shots of the century-old apartment building. The decor in the listing photos appears the same as when Coddington lived there during the filming of that documentary.

She sold the apartment to de La Baume for $1.45 million in June 2009.

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The apartment building at 131 West 11th Street and Coddington’s 1962 British Vogue cover

Nick Gavin, an agent with the Corcoran Group who is listing the unit alongside fellow Corcoran agent Charles Zullo, said that the home is unusual for the area.

“It’s pretty rare to find a condo in a brownstone in Greenwich Village,” Gavin said. “It can attract so many different types.”

Gavin said that the current owner lives full-time in London but declined to comment further on her identity or motivations for selling. He did note, however, that the apartment’s past resident, a style icon, does lend the home a certain cachet.

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DJ Mark Ronson

“It gives you an idea of who would want to live there,” Gavin noted, adding that he expects buyers to be drawn to the listing for other reasons, as well.

“People who are spending $1.8 million are usually more concerned with the apartment than who lived there,” Gavin said.

Coddington did not immediately respond to a request for comment. De La Baume was not immediately reachable for comment.

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