Historic Warhol townhouse up for sale

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Historic Warhol townhouse up for sale

The old New York townhouse where Andy Warhol lived with his mother during the 1960's is up for sale with an asking price of $4.295 million.

The circa-1880's townhouse on Lexington Avenue in the heart of Carnegie Hall, listed with New York real estate agent Brown Harris Stevens, is designed with woodwork throughout, high ceilings, an imported walnut panelled library, 5 wood-burning fireplaces and original mantels, “evoking memories of gracious living in the 19th century”.

The agents state the townhouse's possible uses as “an art gallery, physician's office, consulting or law firm”.

During his time here, Warhol created some of his most enduring pieces, including the Campbell's Soup and Dollar Bill series. He paid almost $60,000, about half of which he covered with his down payment – altogether as much as you'd pay for a Warhol drawing today.

The house has been totally updated for modern living including newer mechanical systems, state-of-the-art communications systems (high-speed internet and security systems), beautiful modern kitchen with Sub-Zero, Viking and Miele appliances and sumptuous stone/marble baths.


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