Here we have a gorgeous new-to-market duplex at 3 Great Jones Street, adjacent to Shinbone Alley, that's been the NYC home of artist Robert Wilson since the 1960s. How did Mr. Wilson come to own this stunning spot, which also once housed another artist, the painter Mark Rothko? The WSJ's Christina Lewis explains:
The loft, in an 1843 building that was once a stable, is on Shinbone Alley, a narrow, privately owned street in the downtown NoHo neighborhood. The owner, artist Robert Wilson, has lived in the building since the 1960s, initially as a squatter. He later established ownership rights and took the building co-op. There's a spiral staircase, an open kitchen, a wood-burning fireplace and a large master suite. Abstract painter Rothko lived in the building for roughly one year during his rocky 1930s marriage to Edith Sachar, according to a biography by James E.B. Breslin. Rothko died in 1970 at age 66.
As for the place itself, the layout is simple; we're looking at 2,000 square feet with a $2.75 million asking.
· Listing: 3 Great Jones Street [Corcoran]
· Relics of Rothko [Wall St. Journal, third item]