Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes and his husband Sean Eldridge have bought a $24-million townhouse in the West village, seven months after putting their Soho pad on the market.
The 116-year-old house, located at 157 West 12th Street, has a screening room, a wine cellar and even an underground tunnel that connects it to a carriage house, the New York Post reported.
The house was previously thought to have been purchased by Mark Zuckerberg in September last year.
The deed was signed at the time by the manager of an LLC, Tom van Lobel Sells, who has worked with Zuckerberg in the past.
Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes and his husband Sean Eldridge have bought this $24-million townhouse in the West Village, which has a screening room, a wine cellar and even an underground tunnel to connect it to a carriage house
Hughes (right) and his Eldrige (left) sold their Soho loft last week for $8.5 million. They put it up for sale in June last year right after hosting a political fundraiser for Hillary Clinton
Van Lobel Sells, a tax consultant based in San Francisco, helped him register an LLC when he bought a home in Palo Alto in 2011.
He also assisted him when he refinanced that property in 2012 and is now the registered agent for Zuckerberg’s Openness Foundation.
Former Facebook president Sean Parker, who had to step down from the company in its early days after he was arrested for possession of cocaine, also owns a $20-million home nearby in Greenwich Village.
Hughes and Eldridge, a venture capitalist, just sold their Soho loft last week for $8.5 million, seven months after they put it up for sale at $8.75 million.
Even though the apartment went for $250,000 below their asking price, it went for almost twice the $4.5 million they paid for it in 2010.
The 4,100 square feet pad, located at 30 Crosby Street, hit the market right after Hughes and Eldridge used it to host a political fundraiser for Hillary Clinton.
Hughes and Eldridge’s former Soho apartment comes with its own library (pictured), which is accessed via metal sliding doors
The loft, which has a 40-feet long living room (pictured) and a bar area (right), sold for almost twice the $4.5 million Hughes and Eldridge paid for it in 2010
The Crosby Street pad has three bedrooms and has retained original exposed brick walls and 12-foot ceilings from the 1890 building
It has three bedrooms, one of which currently used as a private gym, and a library. The building was built in 1890 and the loft still retains exposed brick walls and 12-foot ceilings from that era, 6sqft reported.
Hughes, who was Zuckerberg’s friend and college roommate, started Facebook with him and is now worth an estimated $850 million.
He is now the owner and publisher of The New Republic political magazine.
The couple also own a $5-million 19th century farmhouse in Garrison, New York State, that takes up 80 acres of land.
Hughes also paid $2million in cash for a two-bedroom, two-bathroom home in Shokan, also in New York State, in 2013.
Eldridge had decided to run for a House seat in New York’s 19th congressional district, which includes Shokan, and later lost that election.
Hughes (right) was Mark Zuckerberg’s friend and college roommate when they launched Facebook in 2004. He is now the owner and publisher of The New Republic political magazine and is worth an estimated $850 million