A piece of New York City history has become (just slightly) more affordable to own yourself. The mid-century home at 101 East 63rd Street on the Upper East Side, known as the Halston House, is one of only three residences in Manhattan designed by famed architect Paul Rudolph. Not only is the architecture iconic, but after designer Halston moved in in 1974, he spent the next 15 years hosting parties attended by the likes of Andy Warhol, Liza Minnelli and Bianca Jagger. The former carriage house turned party destination turned luxury residence first hit the market for $40 million last year when it was said that contemporary art dealer Jeffrey Deitch was “angling” to make a deal. It must not have worked out, because it’s back on the market at a discount, asking $28 million.
The carriage house was transformed by Rudolph in 1966 and is considered one of Manhattan’s only mid-century modern townhouses.
Halston in his home from the Harry Benson photo shoot for LIFE Magazine, 1978 (bottom); Pat Cleveland dancing. Image by Bob Colacello (top)
Halston was known for the parties he threw at his house complete with caviar, baked potatoes and cocaine. He nicknamed the home the “101.”
The look of the understated, dark glass façade is carried into the 7,500-square-foot interior. The main stunner is the living room with 32-foot-high ceilings and a skylight. There are two other living rooms besides that one.
The are also four bedrooms, with a double-height master suite that comes with a massive, modern dressing room. Upstairs on the fourth floor is a guest suite with a bedroom, living room, kitchen and bar, not to mention a 1,600-square-foot terrace.
There are very few public photographs of the 101, but it’s been said that the home looks unrecognizable from its Warhol party days. It last sold in 2012 for $38.5 after its former owner, the artist and photographer Gunter Sachs, passed away.
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Photos courtesy of Engel & Völkers unless otherwise noted
Neighborhoods : Upper East Side