Mumford & Sons’ Ben Lovett, Molly Howard buy Soho townhouse


Grammy-winning musician Ben Lovett, of Mumford & Sons, and Molly Howard, the co-founder and CEO of direct-to-consumer fashion line La Ligne, are the new owners of a historic Soho townhouse — which they recently bought for $14.8 million, according to city property records. 

The couple owns the Federal-style home via an LLC, Isadorable, a cute reference their daughter, Isadora. Howard is the daughter of John D. Howard, founder of Irving Place Capital. 

The townhouse on Vandam Street was built in 1823 and first hit the market for $16.3 million in 2015.

At 5,100 square feet, the 20-foot-wide home comes with five bedrooms, four bathrooms and two powder rooms — and around 1,200 square feet of outdoor space, including a garden.

Interior of one of the townhouse's bedrooms.
One of the townhouse’s five bedrooms.
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Interior of a living room with a fireplace.
There are six woodburning fireplaces inside.
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Interior of the dining area inside the townhouse.
A dining area inside the home.
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It was built on the grounds of a former mansion, Richmond Hill, where John Adams, America’s first vice president, once lived, according to the listing.

The home was formerly owned by choreographer Paul Taylor, who used the top floor as his dance studio.

It has since been gut renovated and features multiple skylights, six woodburning fireplaces (four with the original mantels), the original staircase railing and “factually replicated” crown moldings.

Exterior of the home's outdoor patio.
There’s 1,200 square feet of outdoor space.
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Interior shot of a living room inside the townouse.
There’s 5,100 square feet of interior space.
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Interior of the home's chef's kitchen.
The chef’s kitchen has a floor-to-ceiling window wall overlooking the garden.
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The home also comes with details like reclaimed chestnut floors.

The parlor level opens to a sitting room with high ceilings, while original pocket doors open to a dining room with a wet bar. Next is a chef’s kitchen with a floor-to-ceiling window wall overlooking the garden, with a glass door opening right to it. 

The home’s entire third floor is the main bedroom suite, and it comes with a private terrace with a Japanese soaking tub. There’s also a fully finished lower level with a recreation room and a home gym.

The listing brokers, Rachel Glazer and Cassie Glover of Compass, declined comment.



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