A Scholarly Couple’s Prince Street Penthouse with a Private Rooftop Oasis Asks $7.25M

In the city that never sleeps, it may seem hard to find a place for some rest and relaxation. But, this artistic penthouse loft in the heart of SoHo offers serenity from six stories up, plus the opportunity to escape to the rooftop.

The rooftop terrace at 112 Prince Street is private for the owners of Residence #6, offering 1,500 square feet of peace in the sky. Without having to leave the building, the owners can catch some rays, entertain friends for brunch, or enjoy romantic dinners under the stars. The one-of-a-kind oasis was designed by Tyler Horsley of Wagner Hodgson Landscape Architecture and features gardens, full evergreens, wisteria, and cherry trees, with its own watering system.

Who could own such a splendid spread? Susan Vogel, a prominent scholar and curator of African art, and Kenneth Prewitt, the Carnegie Professor of Social Affairs at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, are the home’s sellers. Both heavily accomplished, Prewitt was the Director of the United States Census Bureau from 1998 to 2001 and Vogel was formerly a curator at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and founded the Africa Center.

Inside, natural light flows throughout the full-floor apartment with three skylights and walls of windows from three different exposures. In total, the two-bedroom and two-bathroom loft holds 2,500 square feet, promising plenty of wall space to display pieces. Vogel’s artistic influence can be seen throughout the apartment’s current design. And, details such as wood-beamed ceilings and Brooklyn Rose brick walls shine on their own, too.

The building was built in 1889, providing a rich sense of history. Brian Logvinsky, Victoria Logvinsky, and Ryan Siciliano of Douglas Elliman hold the listing.