It seems like we’ve been talking about Georges Perrier trying to sell his house for the longest time. This week, the legendary Le Bec-Fin chef tells us he’s finally managed to unload the gorgeous 9,000-square foot home, complete with a wine cellar, five fireplaces and an in-ground pool.
“I’ve been packing for days,” Perrier, 69, laments, explaining that he’s downsizing to a two-bedroom apartment at 23rd and Walnut streets. He’s moving in this week. “I have too much stuff,” he says, even after he sold many of his belongings at a much-talked-about estate sale. “Whatever I can’t carry, I will put in storage.”
The stately Chestnut Hill manse had been on the market since 2011, with an original asking price of $2.7 million, later reduced to $2.1 million. A bona fide bargain. Perrier and his then-wife Andrea (they’ve since divorced) purchased the home for $2.35 million in 2008 from Glen Senk, who was the CEO of Anthropologie at the time.
Perrier won’t say what the final price tag was, and we weren’t yet able to find a record of the sale in city records. (Redfin, however, has the sale listed as pending at $2.1 million.) But the colorful chef still owns one very important piece of Philadelphia property: 1523 Walnut Street, the former home of Le Bec-Fin.