New Republic Owner Buys $23 Million Townhouse

It comes with a tunnel!

New Republic owner Chris Hughes and his husband Sean Eldridge have just laid down $23.5 million for a townhouse in the West Village.

The New York Post reports that the three bedroom and bath 4,000 square-foot house comes with a home theater, wine cellar, working fireplace and a tunnel. Yes, a tunnel connects the main house to a carriage house. It begins in the main house’s basement, goes under the backyard garden, and ends at a staircase that leads to the guest quarters.

Many media people are probably annoyed that Hughes spent $23 million on a house while selling the New Republic. That’s stupid. Hughes can spend his money however he wants. Also, what would you prefer to own, a magazine that loses millions every year or a house with a tunnel?