In the 1960s, architect Paul Rudolph transformed this 19th-century carriage house located in Manhattan’s Upper East Side in New York city, USA, into a four story modern home.
According to Architectural Digest, the residence, “commissioned by a real-estate lawyer, was later sold to fashion designer Halston, who used the living room to host bacchanals for his famous friends.
Its most recent owner, the late German-born industrialist and photographer Gunter Sachs, replaced the wall-to-wall carpeting with white-oak floors and added balustrades on the precarious mezzanine and catwalk.
The Rudolph scheme otherwise remains intact.”
This iconic property is now back on the market. The asking price is $38.5 million, above the sale prices on more traditional houses nearby.
“We look at it as a piece of art,” said Noble Black, a broker at Corcoran Group, who is listing the house along with Bonnie Pfeiffer Evans and Carmen Marques Perez.
“There are no comps for a house like this.”
Photos courtesy of Corcoran
Iconic “Urban Retreat” in New York city by Paul Rudolph was published on HomeDSGN on Jan 12, 2012.
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