445 Lafayette Street, the Gwathmey designed "Sculpture for Living" has had a pretty sordid history. It was trash talked in its early days and sales never really wowed us. Well, no more! The building just sold a duplex penthouse for $10,000,000
. Back in 2009 the place was asking $14,000,000 but it needed a price chop to $12,750,000 to really garner some interest. The buyer gets 4,400 square feet of pure Gwathmey induced ecstasy, and it's just steps from St. Marks Place and the fine wares the stretch has to offer. Drug paraphernalia and discount socks, anyone?
· Listing: 445 Lafayette Street PH 20/21 [Streeteasy]
· 445 Lafayette Street Coverage [Curbed]