If memory serves correctly, then this unit — known as Beethoven Hall — at 210 E. Fifth St. near the Bowery — is the most expensive home that we recall seeing for sale in the neighborhood.
Here's the suitably breathless listing via Douglas Elliman:
BEETHOVEN HALL.... LIKE NOTHING YOU'VE SEEN BEFORE Situated on East 5th Street just off the Bowery, this unassuming 4 unit condo in an East Village historic building dates back to 1860. Words can not do justice what lies beyond the key locked elevator on the 3rd floor.
Upon entry into this simply incredible jaw dropping floor thru apt you are greeted with over 6700 sq ft of living space which includes a great room measuring 47'x35' with 32' ceilings, exposed brick, and an arched ceiling. Outstandingly unique, there is quite simply nothing else like this in Manhattan. Currently configured as a 4 bed 3.5 bath with loft, laundry room, eat-in-kitchen, heated logia, media room and 800 sq ft of private outdoor space.
Price: $25 million.
The listing that arrived on Wednesday only included the above exterior shot. However, the place was on the market with a different broker back in 2012 (same price!). Curbed posted these photos at the time (they have lots more here)...
The owner is photographer Gregory Colbert "who is professionally obsessed with documenting human interactions with animals," per Curbed. Colbert reportedly purchased the converted space for $6 million in 2004.
Daytonian in Manhattan has extensive history of the circa-1860 building here. In short, the one-time concert hall attracted such historical figures as political activist Emma Goldman and publisher William Randolph Hearst. It later became a TV studio where crews filmed episodes of "The Honeymooners."