Andy Warhol's Former Home Sells for $5.5 Million
Warhol lived and worked in the Upper East Side townhouse at the height of his career.
Andy Warhol's old prewar home on Lexington Avenue is getting another 15 minutes of fame this week. The Upper East Side townhouse sold for $5.5 million after hitting the market this spring for $5.8 million. According to the New York Daily News, the owners bought it for $3.5 million just a couple of years ago and gave it a $1 million makeover before deciding to flip it. The renovation included moving the kitchen down one floor, to the garden level, and replacing the former kitchen site with two bathrooms and a master bedroom suite.
The four-bedroom townhouse was Warhol's home at the height of his career, from 1959 to 1974. He painted in a ground-floor studio and reportedly resided with his mother and 25 cats named Sam. Today the 3,000-square-foot home includes four bedrooms, four baths and a state-of-the-art kitchen. Despite the many modern updates, the home manages to preserve much of the prewar character that Warhol probably enjoyed.
According to Brown Harris Stevens broker Glenn Minnick, the open houses attracted a fair share of fans who just wanted to take photos of Warhol's former pad. And in case you're curious, Warhol got $60,000 when he sold the home.