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Chrome Hearts Designer Buys West Village Home for $14.5 Million

Chrome Hearts designers Richard Stark and Laurie Lynn Stark with the product (Getty, StreetEasy / Meris Blumstein)

Chrome Hearts designers Richard Stark and Laurie Lynn Stark with the product (Getty, StreetEasy / Meris Blumstein)

The co-founder of fashion label Chrome Hearts has picked up a shiny new object.

Luxury designer Richard Stark and his wife Laurie Lynn Stark, who also run a luxury clothing and accessories brand, purchased a West Village home at 32 Perry Street for $14.5 million, financial records product shows.

The approximately 4,450 square foot property was renovated from a multi-family building into a two-unit home with private entrance to a garden-level suite. The main house on the upper floors features a wood-burning fireplace, five bedrooms, four outdoor spaces spanning a total of 1,697 square feet. The top roof deck includes a wet strut and sealed recess, according to the listing.

The sellers, protected by a limited liability company, purchased the property in 2007 for $9.1 million. The home first listed in April for $16.5 million before the asking price dropped to $15.25 million in October and went into contract the following month. The deal closes on December 1.

It is unclear if the Starks intend to move in or use the property as an investment.

The couple also own an Upper East Side townhouse on East 64th Street. The 5,000-square-foot home had a Chrome Hearts store until it closed a decade ago and is said to have been vacant ever since. The New York Post reported Last week three people were arrested for squatting in an empty house.

Chrome Hearts has made a name for itself with jewelry, eyeglasses, luggage, handcrafted furniture and homewares, alongside collaborations with celebrities and artists including The Rolling Stones, photography photographer Robert Mapplethorpe and the late Virgil Abloh’s Off-White.

In addition to two stores in New York City, the brand has locations in Los Angeles, Malibu, Miami, Aspen, Honolulu, and Las Vegas. The brand also has stores in Europe and Asia.

According to StreetEasy, the listing agent is Meris Blumstein of The Corcoran Group and Matthew Lesser of Leslie J. Garfield representing the Starks. Lesser declined to comment and could not be immediately contacted by Blumstein.

Requests for comment from the Starks and Chrome Hearts were not immediately answered.

https://therealdeal.com/2021/12/17/chrome-hearts-co-founder-picks-up-west-village-home-for-14-5m/ Chrome Hearts Designer Buys West Village Home for $14.5 Million

Dais Johnston

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