British fashion moguls Tom and Ruth Chapman, co-founders of clothing retailer MatchesFashion, are under contract to sell His $25 million West Village townhouse, Gimme Shelter, has learned.
Spectacular five-bedroom, 4½-bath home at 252 W. 12th St. hit the market first Last July for that price.
The deal comes shortly after Chapman sold a property in Trousdale Estates in Beverly Hills for $35.25 million in October.
The 1960s California residence first hit the market last July for $42 million. He bought it for $24 million in 2017, the year he sold MatchesFashion to Apax Partners for about $535 million. Neighbors of Trousdale Estates include LVMH billionaire Bernard Arnault.
Back in New York, Chapman bought the West Village in 2019 for $19 million. The seller was oil heiress Eileen Getty, who went broke – as did she tony bought the townhouse in 2017 for $19 million. That previous salesperson was Adam Dell, who shares a child with food personality Padma Lakshmi, and is the brother of computer mogul Michael Dell.
The historic red brick townhouse, built in 1910, was renovated by architect Steven Harris. At a comfortable 20 feet wide, Harris walled off the house and got it smart-wired.
Details include a living room with a wood-burning marble fireplace and seating for two. There is also an eat-in chef’s kitchen that leads to an outdoor seating area. Additionally, the home has radiant-heated floors, a gym, wine storage, a screening/family room – and a master bedroom that leads up to the third floor and includes a walk-in closet, wood-burning fireplace, and spa-like bathroom. Have a bath.
Outdoor spaces also include a landscaped roof terrace, a hot tub and a stone-paved rear garden.
Compass broker Carl Gambino, who listed both the Beverly Hills home and the West Village townhouse, declined to comment.