A Famous Abstract Painter’s East Village Family Home and Art Studio Is Up for Sale

Tucked in the East Village of Manhattan sits the family home and art studio of abstract expressionist Jay Rosenblum. Built as the first home on the block in 1836, this inviting 4,000-square-foot, four-floor townhouse encompasses an artsy charm that reflects the aura of the East Village. Rosenblum and his wife, Muriel Crane, purchased the residence in 1971. Once the painter passed away in 1989, Crane continued to live here until her death last September. Now, the two daughters are selling their parent’s longtime East 11th Street home.

Wearing rustic materials like wood and brick, the home radiates warmth. On the top floor sits Rosenblum’s former art studio, where he produced his abstract and colorful paintings under the 10-foot skylight. It was here that the “Visual Stripes Motif” for City Walls, Inc. came to life. Further toward to ground, the cellar leads out into a delightful garden, rooted by a 50-year-old mulberry tree.

The home includes five bedrooms and four bathrooms, as well as a rooftop deck filled with a plethora of lush plants and vegetables. It captures the quintessence of Rosenblum’s unique artistic style and has lasted beautifully.

Jonathan Hettinger and Mark Thomas Amadei of Sotheby’s International Realty have this listing.