Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Wednesday switched his place of house arrest to a luxury pad said to boast everything from roof access to home theater in one of Manhattan’s trendiest districts.
The former head of the International Monetary Fund, who is awaiting trial on charges that he sexually assaulted a New York hotel maid, is not allowed under the terms of his $6 million bail to leave home.
But at his staggeringly cushy new digs in the Tribeca neighborhood, he’d be forgiven for not wanting to.
According to a real estate listing the townhouse at 153 Franklin Street has four bedrooms, a jet tub and waterfall shower, a movie theater and other VIP trappings.
Strauss-Kahn, who until his arrest May 14 was one of the world’s most influential individuals, has seen a dizzying fall in the last week and a half.
Marched out in handcuffs before the media, described by prosecutors in court as a violent sex offender, and forced to spend several nights in New York’s tough Rikers Island jail, the man until now seen as a potential next French president has seen the rough side of life.
Now, thanks to his wealthy wife Anne Sinclair, he’ll be able to wait for his June 6 court appearance — where he is expected to enter a plea of not guilty — in serious comfort.
A listing on townrealestate.com shows the house was recently put on the market for nearly $14 million. It is not know who owns the house now or how much Strauss-Kahn is now paying in rent.
Features pictured on the site include the theater with six identical movie-house-style chairs, an ultra-modern staircase and a main bedroom with a leopard print rug over a low double bed.
The fine living will come with serious restrictions.