Whimsy and luxury collide in this $19M Soho loft filled with a hand-themed art collection
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Whimsy and luxury collide in this $19M Soho loft filled with a hand-themed art collection

December 2, 2019

Listing images courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

After nearly 30 years, Henry Buhl—a former mutual-fund manager turned photographer, philanthropist, and art collector—has listed his four-bedroom Soho loft for a cool $19 million. Buhl bought two adjacent units at 102 Prince Street and 114 Greene Street in 1990 for about $2.5 million and combined them into a sprawling, 7,000+ square-foot residence. Located in a classic Soho cast-iron building, one side of the home is luxuriously decorated in the Renaissance style while the other offers a unique “sculpture garden” filled with Buhl’s hand-themed art collection featuring works by Pablo Picasso, Auguste Rodin, and Fernando Botero. The 89-year-old is looking to downsize, according to an interview with the Wall Street Journal, and is willing to sell prospective buyers “a handful” of his art as well.

The home has two private keyed elevator entrances, one of which opens onto a 750-square-foot gallery leading to the main rooms: a library lined with built-in shelves, a corner living/dining room featuring a French stone fireplace from 1490, and the master suite.

The living area is open to a wood-forward kitchen, boasting plenty of cabinet space, a large center island, a double Sub-Zero refrigerator, and two dishwashers. There’s a second bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and a half-bath for guests located off the kitchen.

Arched wooden doors in the dining area lead to Buhl’s indoor “sculpture garden,” complete with AstroTurf, potted trees, and a fountain. The majority of Buhl’s hand-themed art collection is on display here, lending this bright and airy portion of the home a far more whimsical vibe.

White-washed brick and curtainless windows also contribute to the brighter, airier feel on this side of the residence, which comprises a second, smaller kitchen, an office, two additional bedrooms, and a laundry room. The purchase price includes four storage rooms in the building’s basement.

[Listing: 102 Prince Street, Unit 5 by Richard Ziegelasch and Victoria Fulton Vicuna of Brown Harris Stevens]

[At CityRealty]


Listing images courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

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