A historic Manhattan home that architect Philip Johnson once called “the most beautiful loft in Soho” is finally in contract after several years and a handful of price cuts.
Edwina Sandys, Winston Churchill’s granddaughter, is set to sell her loft 565 Broadway, according to the New York Post. The apartment went into contract with a final asking price of $5.5 million.
The 6,500-square-foot loft has quite the pop culture history: Gen Xers may recognize it from the first season of MTV’s “The Real World,” which aired in 1992. The original cast is currently shooting a reunion season in the loft.
Sandys and her husband Richard Kaplan bought the apartment in 1995 for just $950,000. They first put the loft on the market in 2013 for $10.95 million and two years later dropped the ask by $1 million.
It re-listed in 2019 asking $7.5 million, and the price dropped to $6.8 million a few months later. The final chop to $5.5 million came in March of last year.
The unit has barrel-vaulted brick ceilings, and six Corinthian-style columns stretch up from the ground floor to the steel support beams above.
The main floor totals 5,000 square feet with another 1,500 square feet on a mezzanine level. The windows are almost 12 feet tall, according to its listing.
The ground-floor retail space sold to Acadia Realty Trust in 2019 for $28 million.
[NYP] — Dennis Lynch