You know those old sayings – "the worst kids are the teacher's kids and the preacher's kids", or "the nicer the actor, the better they are at playing mean"? If Marc Jacobs is any indication, then apparently, the law of opposites is true of fashion designers, too. Marc Jacobs knew he wanted to go into fashion early, and sold his first line, a line of sweaters, before he'd graduated from college. He went on release his first collection under the Sketchbook, and then formed Jacobs Duffy Designs, Inc. with Robert Duffy. He went on to release his first collection under the Marc Jacobs label in 1986, and then began working for Perry Ellis in Women's Design two years later. He went on to win the Women's Designer of the Year Award in 1993, and then released his first collection of menswear under the Marc Jacobs label a year later. He became the creative director of Louis Vuitton in 1997, and has continued to design collections for both is own line and Louis Vuitton since then. He has won many, many design honors, and his influence in the world of fashion is massive. He owns multiple homes around the world, and with his eye for what makes people look good, you would assume that his homes would be very well-appointed. However, he recently put one of his houses in Manhattan on the market, and it is rather surprisingly… staid.
Marc Jacobs' house is 2,500 square feet, and has three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. The sunlit condo also contains a simply massive living room, an eat-in kitchen, and a home office. Marc Jacobs' house is not actually for sale. Instead, he is leasing it for the bargain price of $37,500 per month. In addition to the aforementioned rooms, Marc Jacobs' house also features beautifully cabinetry, hardwood floors, multiple closets, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Mr. Jacobs other New York residence was damaged during Hurricane Sandy, so this residence may have just been a stop-gap. Still, it is a rather incredibly beige and unexciting residence, for someone who defines taste for the entire world.