Artist Lofts Hit the Market (via ~ new york times )
The artist Oded Halahmy is selling his large, classic loft on Prince Street in SoHo.
By ELIZABETH A. HARRIS
Published: June 24, 2010
In the Land of Lofts
Stribling & Associates
Ana Mercedes Hoyos, a well-known artist from Colombia, is selling her apartment, a co-op in the Police Building at 240 Centre Street.
IN SoHo, where the modern conception of the artist’s loft was born, Oded Halahmy, a sculptor and the president of the Oded Halahmy Foundation for the Arts, is selling a classic loft. It is listed for $7.995 million.
“It has the original feel of SoHo lofts,” said Daniel Hedaya, an executive vice president of Platinum Properties and the listing agent on the property. “Those old factory lofts that are really what the neighborhood is based on.”
Mr. Halahmy has owned the loft for decades, and according to public records, at times he could have been borrowing mustard from neighbors like Rupert Murdoch and Elie Tahari.
The co-op has four bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms and 4,000 square feet of space.
Just a few blocks away, in Little Italy, Ana Mercedes Hoyos, a painter from Colombia, is selling her co-op in the Police Building at 240 Centre Street. She and her husband, Jacques Mosseri, have listed it with Cecilia Serrano and Hala Lawrence of Stribling & Associates for $3.95 million.
“Right now,” Ms. Serrano said of the apartment, “it’s full of the art of Ana Mercedes, and of course that makes it great — but it doesn’t come with the art.
“But the apartment is in good condition, it’s very sophisticated, and it’s in a very chic place,” she added.
What the buyer will have to work with is 1,800 square feet of space, two bedrooms, three bathrooms and a double-height living room.
So how to choose? The good news is, both places appear to have room for your very largest artworks.