A few weeks ago, the Times brought the news that the longtime home-studio of the late Walter De Maria was ready to hit the real-estate market for $25 million. The artist, who died last summer at age 77, had lived/worked here since 1980.
The listing arrived on Streeteasy yesterday. Here's the pitch:
421 East 6th Street is a 4-story, 16,402 square foot loft-style building featuring soaring ceilings, original 1920s interior fixtures and spectacular views, ideal for an ultra-luxury single-family. Since 1980, the building has been the home and residence of the renowned artist Walter De Maria.
Constructed in 1920 as a Con Edison substation, 421 East 6th Street maintains many of its original 1920s industrial finishes and features including exceptional slab-to-slab ceiling heights ranging from 14-3 to 32-3. Other remnants of its classical design include dramatic multistory warehouse windows, an old-fashioned through-floor pulley system and exposed brick and ceilings.
The building is one of the tallest in the immediate vicinity providing spectacular views of the surrounding area and New York City skyline. Constructed on a through-block lot, the Property has a driveway entering the rear of the building from East 7th Street. The building is also afforded light and air on three sides.
And some photos…
… and the view from the roof…
The sale also includes the empty lot next door at 419 E. Sixth St.
To date, we are still waiting for someone to randomly lend us, or better, give us, $25 million.
Seriously, though: Any thoughts/predictions on what might happen with this building? Converted to condos? Kept as a single-family home? Turned into an art gallery/museum? (Heh.)
Previously on EV Grieve:
About that "giant-robot laboratory" on East Sixth Street
RIP Walter De Maria
What is your East Village dream home?
Walter De Maria's 'giant-robot laboratory' going for $25 million; inside is amazing as you'd expect