You’ll feel expansive thanks to 18-foot-high ceilings at this offering at 27 W. 67th St.
Light and height, the artistic ideal
BY MARTHA WILKIE
I once went to a party in the historic Hotel des Artistes
building, at 1 W. 67th St., on Artists’ Row.
Walking into this dramatic space was one of those
“only in New York” moments. The living room had
the tallest ceilings I’d ever seen in a home, with a
spectacular huge window.
Agent Shaun Anders, with Douglas Elliman, knows
homes on this block are exceptional.
“Twenty-seven W. 67th St. was designed for artists
by architects Sturgis & Simonson, in 1902, as the
fi rst of eight buildings on W. 67th St., just off Central
Park,” he noted. “The duplex loft units feature unique
18-foot barrel-vaulted ceilings, with wood-burning
fi replaces, and oversized windows highlighting the
true northern light which artists desire.”
Artists need light and space. Painter Vivian Reiss
recently moved to Murray Hill from Toronto.
“I’ve always had a home studio,” she said. “In my
move to New York City, I sought to recreate the Gesamkunstwerk
of my last place — a perfect synergy of
home and art.”
She found a beautiful historic townhouse in Murray
Hill, but it needed to be adapted to her needs.
“I took down walls to provide the biggest space
possible and added skylights,” she said.
Do you dream of the artist’s life? Here are four
homes that fi t the bill. Although good luck fi nding a
$200-a-month, rent-regulated pad with a huge window
in the West Village, like Monica from “Friends”
Twenty-seven W. 67th St. has a duplex co-op with
two beds and two-and-a-half baths, a dramatic northfacing
window, and 18-foot ceilings. The windowed
eat-in-kitchen is sparkling white. There’s a private terrace
and multiple walk-in closets, plus a full laundry
room. $3.25 million.
Nearby, at 15 W. 67th St. there’s a two-bedroom,
two-bath co-op with 11-foot ceilings, and “towering
conservatory windows.” Charming period bathrooms,
but some might fi nd the kitchen a little dark
and dated. Well-priced (considering the neighborhood)
at $1.725 million.
Not an atelier per se, but a pretty studio rental on
W. 69th St. sports large windows and tall ceilings.
It’d make a charming home for an artist. The sleeping
loft is cleverly arranged above a kitchen with chic,
compact appliances. $2,895 per month.
A stunning Greek Revival townhouse on W. Fourth
St. has a top-fl oor room with a dramatic skylight that
would make an incredible artist’s space, though not
for a starving artist. $19.995 million.(Lesliegarfi eld.
Enter this Gothic-style building and enjoy
“towering conservatory windows.”
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