Andy Warhol’s Art Director Marc Balet Lists Quirky NoHo Penthouse for $6M

The invocation of Andy Warhol’s name, such in reference to an area in which the iconic artist was once a neighbor, imbues an immediate, almost unnegotiable sense of prestige and cool. Such esteem also extends to associates and collaborators, including Warhol’s former Interview Magazine art director Marc Balet, whose NoHo penthouse loft just listed. Balet worked with the famous pop artist for over a decade and has lived here for more than 30 years. His apartment, now asking $5.995 million, pulses with authentic, artistic energy.

That aura comes from the home itself and what Balet, a Prix de Rome-winner, has done with it. Spread across three levels atop an 1895-constructed co-op, the apartment counts two bedrooms and four bathrooms within its towering walls. The creative director built out the second floor and put in the second bedroom, according to an interview with New York Magazine.

In the same interview, Balet’s good friend, author Fran Lebowitz joined. While playfully jabbing at his taste in home decor, she asserted, “I do have to say that I do not know anyone and I’ve never known anyone who loves their house as much as Marc loves this place.”

It’s easy to see why as the main level offers a huge, skylit studio where one can create. Through a custom library lies the kitchen and living room, comfortably situated around a wood-burning fireplace. The 17-foot ceilings loom high over this floor’s spaces, their height complemented by big windows. Lebowitz’s father made the drapes.

Three private terraces further the creative atmosphere. Each lusher than the last, one even holds the primary bedroom in a house built upon the roof. Amanda S. Brainerd, Simone Mailman, and Gerard Ryan of Brown Harris Stevens have the 620 Broadway listing.