AFGHAN media mogul, Saad Mohseni, has bought a Greenwich Village carriage house from underwear designer, Leigh Bantivoglio.
City records show Mohseni, founder of the Moby Group, and his wife Sarah Takesh, paid $3.287 million for the house at 6 Morton Street.Mohseni founded one Afghanistan’s biggest media companies after returning from exile to the war ravaged nation following the removal of the Taliban government.
Dubbed “the Rupert Murdoch of Afghanistan,” he’s reportedly now working with ex-State Department employees to expand his media empire across the globe.
The house might be a bit of a project for his designer wife, Sarah. It was listed by Paula Del Nunzio at Brown Harris Stevens, who noted an “opportunity to renovate a sun-filled townhouse with uncommon potential,ˮ in her marketing notes.
Built in 1836, the three-story house has been used as a single family home with a lower level guest suite, according to an earlier listing with PDE.The seller was listed on city records as 3P’s LLC, whose signatory was Bantivoglio. Her “romance inspiredˮ lingerie is a favorite of everyone from Madonna to Scarlett Johansson.
RESTAURATEURS Rita and André Jammet are cooking up a move to Harlem.The gastronomical twosome paid $1.28 million for apartment 23E at 1485 Fifth Avenue, a new development also known as Fifth on the Park.The 1,658 s/f three bedroom apartment offer some spectacular city views.
The 28-story building at the corner of 5th Avenue and 120th Street sits across from Mount Morris Park and at the nexus of all the neighborhood’s top restaurants and hot spots.Rita and André Jammet owned and operated La Caravelle, one of New York’s great French restaurant icons, for two decades.
BIZZI & PARTNERS DEVELOPMENT welcomed soccer stars AC Milan to The Private Residences at 400 Fifth Avenue last week.The Italian sports heros enjoyed a pre-kickoff reception in the building’s 59th floor penthouse prior to their game against Real Madrid at Yankee Stadium. 5-1 RMThe all-star roster stayed at the Setai during the visit, but defender Luca Antonini said after the soiree, “I thought the penthouse was very beautiful. If I ever came to New York, I would love to live somewhere like that.”The game ended in a 5-1 win for Madrid.