Artist William Wegman’s former East Village artist’s loft is for sale for $2.75M, original mosaic included

Posted On Tue, August 31, 2021 By

Posted On Tue, August 31, 2021 By In Cool Listings, East Village

Listing photos by Yale Wagner for Sotheby’s International Realty

Artist William Wegman is best known for his fantastical photos of his Weimaraner dogs, which were even turned into a series of murals at the 23rd Street F, M subway station. Early in his career, he bought the East Village building at 431 East 6th Street, a former synagogue, turning it into his studio and residence. In 1996, he sold it to poet Paola Igliori, and other owners over the years have included artist Jack Sal, curator Cay Sophie Rabinowitz, and documentary filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. Now, the very unique space is looking for a new artist-in-residence. The main-floor duplex is being sold for $2,749,000 or along with the street-level art gallery for $5,495,000.

On the main floor, the open living/dining room has 18-foot tin ceilings with the original crystal chandelier from the 1920s and a massive arched window.

The first of two kitchens is right off the living room. It has a vented stove, farmhouse sink, and dishwasher.

Off the other end of the living room is a bedroom suite with the bathroom featuring the original Wegman mural.

A hallway behind the kitchen is lined with shelving and a washer/dryer. There’s a full bathroom and an en-suite bedroom that isn’t pictured.

There are two staircases that lead to the second floor. At the rear, the stairs lead to an open lofted living space that opens to a small bedroom or office.

The other stairway leads to another lofted living space, which then opens to a dining room and the second kitchen.

Finally, the entire basement level is a commercially zoned 1,725-square-foot art gallery or sound studio with direct street access.

According to Village Preservation, the building was constructed in 1851 and turned into a synagogue in 1927. As the listing explains, the offering includes 4,500 square feet of legal live/work space and a 5/8’s share of the building.

[Listing details: 431 East 6th Street, 1/2/3 at CityRealty]

[At Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage by Michael Bolla and Brigitte Goldenberg]

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Listing photos by Yale Wagner for Sotheby’s International Realty

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