A Tribeca loft loaded with art history is currently on the market for $ 30 million.
Built in 1929, the four-story structure at 430 Washington St. was originally a pickle factory. In 1980 Alexander Heinrici – Andy Warhol’s favorite screen printer – purchased the building and used it as a live workspace.
In 1984, Alexander sold the property to Arman, an American artist of French descent and founder of New Realism. Armand – born Arman Fernandez – hosted weekly dinners here for the art crowd in the 1980s. Arman’s work can be found at the Tate in London, the Center Pompidou in Paris, the MoMA and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The four-story loft has five bedrooms, nine bathrooms and is located right next to 70 Vestry, which is home to racing driver Lewis Hamilton, as well as Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen.
At 14,000 square feet, the loft is currently divided into a living space on the fourth floor and three floors of studio and storage space below. It opens to an entrance hallway flanked by custom built bookcases and a glass vestibule that leads to a large living room with original columns and 11 foot high ceilings.
The space also has a chef’s kitchen and a dining room. In addition, there is also an elevator, a roof terrace and a private garage. It is currently sold by Arman’s widow, Corice Canton Arman, who filled it with her favorite pieces.
“Buying a real loft is rare, and more so every year. People spend $ 50 million on an apartment, ”said listing broker Shaun Osher, founder and CEO of Core. “It is an entire building with private parking, high ceilings and columns in a privileged area.”