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Hot Property Artists Studios

1342 Lexington Avenue,
Upper East Side, New York City,
US, $8.75M
Where: On New York's Upper East Side, near 89th Street, JFK International Airport is a 40-minute drive away and Newark Liberty airport is about an hour's drive,
What: This slim, 16.5 ft-wide, five-storey townhouse is part of a row designed in 1889 by Henry J Hardenbergh, the architect who also designed Manhattan's Plaza Hotel and the Dakota Building. The property has four bedrooms, four bathrooms and a garden.
Why: Andy Warhol bought the house in 1959 and moved in with his mother and 25 cats named Sam. The pop artist lived in the property until 1974, and used the ground floor as his studio. Warhol created some of his best known early works here, including his images of Campbell's soup cans and dollar bills.
Who: Halstead Property,, tel: 1 212 396 8217

Sunday, March 01, 2015