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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, 16.5ft-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 names 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, halstead.com, tel: +1 212 396 8217


Saturday, February 28, 2015