The duplex at the legendary Hotel des Artistes in Manhattan was previously owned by impressionist … [+]
The longtime home of the late LeRoy Neiman, the pioneering pop artist who captured cultural moments through vivid strokes of color, has come up for sale on the Upper West Side of Manhattan for $4.495 million.
The south-facing duplex on the 15th and 16th floors of Hotel des Artistes in Lincoln Square is where Neiman lived for more than 50 years and has had just one owner since the artist’s stay. The two-bedroom, three-bathroom spread was listed last week with Allison Chiaramonte and Tania Isacoff Friedland of Warburg Realty.
White oak floors, an original plaster ceiling and a stained-glass window in the entry are among … [+]
Like the artist who once lived and worked there, Hotel des Artistes residence has a timeless quality spanning generations. Chiaramonte noted that “the building’s original new-Gothic details have been beautifully incorporated into a modern renovation, and perhaps made more beautiful in contrast.”
An elaborate carved oak fireplace mantle anchors the far wall in the living room.
The white-walled floor plan features a proper foyer that opens to a light-filled living room with original plaster ceilings and floor-to-ceiling bookshelves extending across the far wall. Across the room, an oversized wood-burning fireplace features an original carved oak surround. Bands of windows take in a view of Central Park.
The chef’s kitchen incorporates high-end appliances and a Calacatta marble countertops.
Chiaramonte said that the ornate details serve as a subtle nod to the building’s history as an artist’s cooperative and Neiman himself.
“When the southern light floods into the great room and hits the decorative plaster ceilings, you can imagine it being the perfect artist’s light,” she added.
There are two bedrooms including a primary suite with walk-in closets.
An updated and enhanced chef’s kitchen sits off the living room area and is equipped with Calacatta marble countertops, a farmhouse-style sink and high-end appliances. Two bedrooms and a large landing/den lie upstairs and include a primary bedroom suite with walk-in closets and an updated bath.
The bathrooms have been updated.
The full-service Hotel des Artistes building, built in 1917, is also equipped with a range of resident amenities including a swimming pool, squash court and state-of-the-art gym. Residents also have access to a landscaped roof terrace as well as dining service from the on-site restaurant, Leopard at the des Artistes.
Neiman was known for his unmistakable handlebar mustache and a legacy of brightly colored impressionist paintings that often centered on epic scenes from music and sporting events such as the Olympics, championship boxing and the Kentucky Derby. He died in 2012 at 91.
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