Listed for $7.99 million, the Tribeca triplex loft features everything you’d want in a unit. It boasts a 45-foot by 45-foot great room with soaring 26-foot high ceilings, a wall of 24-foot high arched windows, an eat-in chef’s kitchen, balcony, working fireplace, and classic cast-iron columns. A curved stainless steel staircase leads to the second floor, where there is a library, a master suite with a marble bathroom and dressing room, and a second bedroom. Plus, you’ll find a game room, gym, laundry room, wine cellar, staff bedroom, and media room on the lower level. And it has a separate private entrance from the street.
While those details combined already designates it a showstopper, the Haring art at the entrance makes it one of a kind. Worth more than a million dollars, according to StreetEasy, the mural was painted in 1979 when the young artist studied at the School of Visual Arts. It was covered up at one point and rediscovered decades later during a renovation. Now, it can’t be moved without wrecking it.
Haring was one the most famous New York City artists known for his pop art that resembled graffiti. His works have become synonymous with 1980s street culture with distinct figure drawings that spoke to social activism. Pieces have been on display at the Museum of Modern Art, among many others. The apartment is home to black and white images of people and shapes intertwined. Purposeful paint drips are also visible.
Beyond living within the walls touched by a famous artist, the building itself is on the National Register of Historic Places. It was once the American Thread Building and one of the first factories converted to luxury condos, making it a highly sought-after address.