This $3.8M Village live/work duplex condo was among the neighborhood’s first lofts
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This $3.8M Village live/work duplex condo was among the neighborhood’s first lofts

July 19, 2019

After 25 years as the home of The Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation, this 3,200 square-foot duplex condo asking $3.75 million is still a classic Village live/work loft. The late, famed photographer Phillip Leonian is known for his iconic portrait of Muhammad Ali in a crown and red velvet robe; the foundation has funded photographic education and documentary photography across the United States. The American Felt Building at 114 East 13th Street was once home to the suppliers of the hammer and bushing felt for the Steinway piano company; it was among the area’s first to be re-purposed for loft living, loved for the high ceilings and massive windows that made former industrial spaces so popular.

114 East 13th Street, union square,

The two-story loft maisonette is currently set up as a massive workspace, with soaring 14-foot ceilings and several private outdoor spaces. Downstairs you’ll find two separate garden areas.

114 East 13th Street, union square,

Upstairs is an open living space, a Juliet balcony and a large private patio. Additional perks include an in-unit washer and dryer, basement level access and official live/work status.

Unlike many lofts, the building’s lobby is quiet and private, and there is a 24-hour doorman and a lovely roof deck available to residents. Celebrity bonus: Tom Cruise owns a unit in the building, as does literary bad boy Bret Easton Ellis.

[Listing: 114 East 13th Street Unit THD by Shii Ann Huang for Compass]

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Images: Russ Ross courtesy of Compass.

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