Former Abercrombie & Fitch CEO lists townhouse, only “cool, good looking people” need apply

Mike Jeffries and 4 Sutton Square (image credit: David Pomponio via Getty and Brown Harris Stevens)
Mike Jeffries and 4 Sutton Square (image credit: David Pomponio via Getty and Brown Harris Stevens)

The contentious former CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch, Mike Jeffries, is looking for someone to try his townhouse on for size – and they better be “cool, good looking people.” His three-bedroom home at 4 Sutton Square has just hit the market asking $19.5 million.

Sutton Square – which is just off of the affluent Sutton Place and at the foot of East 58th Street – is home to just six houses. Jeffries snapped his up in 2005 for $10.9 million, city records show, and between 2005 and 2008 the home was restored and renovated by architect Daniel Romualdez (who is also doing the interiors for big-name projects like 70 Vestry).

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According to the listing, the spread, which is in some rooms surprisingly tasteful, was originally built in 1921 for inventor Henry Sprague. It comes with a chef’s kitchen, a butler’s pantry, a formal dining room, a French polished wood paneled library, wood-burning fireplaces, East River views, a two-story mahogany paneled sitting room, a full-floor master bedroom suite, a master bathroom with mirrored walls and ceiling, a dressing room with walls of custom mirrored closets, two bedrooms with cashmere covered walls and additional mirror covered bathrooms.

The home is also available as a $39,000-per-month rental.

Jeffries, who we can only assume is a big fan of mirrors, retired from the brand in 2014. His reign included allegedly requiring that employees on the company’s corporate jet abide by a 47-page manual that specified everything from what underwear the crew should wear to what song played during boarding. And in 2006 Jeffries said in an interview, “we want to market to cool, good-looking people — we don’t market to anyone other than that.”

Paula Del Nunzio of Brown Harris Stevens has the listing.

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