Jenna Lyons’ Park Slope Mansion Sold for Whopping $6M!

Jenna Lyons' Park Slope Mansion Sold for Whopping $6M!

A picturesque Park Slope brownstone, once graced by fashion icon Jenna Lyons, has changed ownership once again. The historic 1880s home, located at 178 Garfield Place, recently fetched a staggering $5.99 million, as per city property records.

Back in 2004, the trendsetting Lyons and her then-husband Vincent Mazeau acquired the property for a modest $1.3 million. The stylish abode even made its way into the pages of Elle Decor, demonstrating Lyon’s impeccable taste.

As Lyon’s marriage to Mazeau came to an end, she listed the house for $3.75 million in 2011. Shortly after, in 2012, the Depeche Mode and Erasure co-founder, Vince Clarke, along with his late wife Tracy Hurley Martin, purchased the residence for $4 million, coinciding with Lyon’s divorce. Hurley Martin, a prominent music publicist, and film producer tragically passed away in January after battling cancer for two years [https://variety.com/2024/music/news/tracy-hurley-martin-morbid-anatomy-museum-vince-clarke-depeche-mode-dead-1235867602/].

This month, John Harkrider, a leading anti-trust litigator, acquired the property from Clarke. The five-bedroom, 3½-bath home spanning 4,424 square feet boasts exquisite features including seven restored limestone mantels, aged pine floors, and shutters. The residence, a mere 20 feet wide, comprises four floors with a cellar-turned-recording studio that Clarke utilized.

Renowned for her interior design prowess, Lyons shared on social media her nostalgia for the house’s previous aesthetic, including her iconic canary yellow sofa which adorned magazine spreads. The property underwent a transformation by Roman and Williams, maintaining its glamour while adopting a more refined look.

Notable design elements encompass a spacious double parlor with high ceilings, a chef’s kitchen with a butler’s pantry, and a deluxe main bedroom suite occupying an entire floor with access to a private terrace. Additionally, the garden level functions as a separate one-bedroom apartment, adding versatility to the luxurious abode.

Lyons, who catapulted J.Crew into a fashion powerhouse during her 27-year tenure, ventured into independent entrepreneurship post-2017. Her endeavors now include co-founding LoveSeen, a false eyelash brand, and making history as the first openly gay cast member on Bravo’s “Real Housewives of New York City”.

Garfield Place in Brooklyn served as the backdrop to this captivating real estate tale, orchestrated by brokers Jeremy V. Stein and Jennifer Henson of Sotheby’s International Realty for the seller and Ante Jakic of Compass for the buyer. The house’s legacy continues to evolve, embodying the essence of style and sophistication in the heart of Park Slope.

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