It feels as if apartments in Manhattan are bought and sold like nowhere else in the world, constantly changing hands and getting makeovers. Therefore, it’s a rarity that a home on the island might hit the market for the very first time despite boasting a rich history. This Tribeca loft somehow fits this bill exactly. The former home of playwright Edward Albee, known for such works as Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
, has been listed for the first time, asking $8.995 million. It is the second property to be put on the market since Albee’s death in 2016 as his Montauk haven is currently for sale
for $20 million.Situated on the top two floors of a converted cheese factory, the unit boasts artistic, industrial style and luxurious elements like an elevator that opens onto both levels. Within the 4,500-square-foot layout, there are 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and huge living areas. It’s easy to see how the playwright could find inspiration in the apartment—17.5-foot ceilings reaching from the fifth floor to the sixth floor skylight allow room for the imagination to soar. Architectural details like exposed brick and a spiral staircase also add a creative flair, so it would not be surprising if the residence served as the setting for many writing sessions.Tom Titone of Douglas Elliman
has the listing, which the Wall Street Journal
first reported is for sale.