Artistic Manhattan Loft Once Home to Julian Schnabel Lists for $10M

An airy and spacious loft in the Flatiron District of Manhattan has hit the market. But, its not just any Downtown loft. Converted by artists Gordon Matta-Clark and Les Levine in 1977, the spread oozes imagination. It is so clearly conducive to artistic expression that other influential artists, including Julian Schnabel and Anselm Keifer, have called the address home as well. A beacon in the city for buyers with artistic flair, the loft now seeks its next great creator with the price tag of $9.995 million.

Everybody knows that light is pivotal when it comes to art, so the loft’s brightness may be the major selling point for the creatively inclined. A total of 32 windows illuminate the apartment, 16 of which face north and expose views of East 20th Street. Such a bounty washes the wide-open floor plan in a golden hue. Touching all 7,100-square-feet of the home, sunshine extends from the pad’s entire full floor to the library mezzanine to the half-floor workspace.

Even spaces hidden from that mainstage enjoy humbler portals to the outer world. The eat-in kitchen, designed by Schnabel himself, has northern-facing windows outfitted with flower boxes that give the impression of looking out to a vibrant little garden.

Located within the coveted Gramercy House, a prewar building with elegance in spades, the home holds NYC history and a great legacy for artists. Who knows which visionary will live here next? Mara Flash Blum and Nikki Field of Sotheby’s International Realty has the listing.