New York City's real estate has been flush with new residential builds. But some of the most unique properties have to be historic buildings turned modern. And that couldn't be more true than with 67 Vestry. The landmark loft turned luxury condo has quite an interesting art world backstory that includes Andy Warhol.
The building was originally constructed in 1896 as the warehouse for The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company. By the 1970s, it was converted into artists' lofts where some of the most iconic artists of the 20th century lived and worked, like Dan Flavin, John Chamberlain, and Andy Warhol. It was here where many credit the avant-garde movement to have blossomed during that era. What's more, is the building highlighted in the 1977 Wim Wenders' film An American Friend, starring Dennis Hopper.
Today the landmark is being restored and converted into 13 full and half-floor loft homes with interiors by award-winning design studio Gachot Studios and architectural restoration by BP Architects. The goal was to create an "understated contemporary masterpiece that takes inspiration from the building's storied past while creating a modern and forward-looking interpretation of the New York City artist's loft," according to the team.
To do that, they used a serene color palette and clean lines and large windows highlighting the river views. In fact, each home boasts sweeping views of the Hudson River thanks to custom Albertini tilt and turn windows. Meanwhile, the exterior of the building retains the classic Romanesque revival design elements.
While each home is meant to feel like an oasis in the busy city, the building offers plenty of amenities for that extra pampering. For example, even though there are just 13 units, a private 50-foot lap pool is available to residents.
Pricing for 67 Vestry hasn't been shared yet, and the project is slated to launch later this year with occupancy expected in the second half of 2021.