This dreamy $16M townhouse is (obviously) owned by a founding member of Kate Spade


When you dream about your perfect life, chances are it looks a whole lot like a Kate Spade ad: quirky, but polished, brightly colored, simple, clean, beautiful.

That is exactly how we would describe this townhouse, owned by Pamela Bell, one of the four founding members of the Kate Spade brand. Located at 215 East 12th Street, the home was featured in the New York Times Home section in 2008, which noted that Bell took a “laissez-faire” attitude toward decorating, allowing her children to decorate her John Derian sofa with graffiti and fabric markers.




We see no evidence of the sofa in the listing photos for the house, which Bell just listed for $16 million. She bought it in 2007 for $4.3 million, according to the Times. It is over 5,000 square feet, and has eight bedrooms and five bathrooms. There’s also an 1,100-square-foot garden, 13.5-foot ceilings, and a separate apartment (currently rented out) that can be combined into the larger townhouse.

Farrah Kleiner of Sloane Square has the listing.