A duplex co-op with sweeping Central Park views is on the market for $6 million. The apartment in the esteemed and historical Gainsborough Studios at 222 Central Park South has a light-filled double-height living room owing to the building's identity as a live/work space for artists, a reconfigured master bedroom with an en-suite bath, and a teeny-tiny kitchen for the truest of New Yorkers. 6sqft identifies the sellers as biographer couple Edmund and Sylvia Jukes Morris.
According to Streetscapes, the Gainsborough Studios building was constructed in 1908 by Charles W. Buckham, who designed the 16-story structure for artists by creating light-filled, dual-height open areas along its front facade with traditional apartments in the rear. The landmarked building has long attracted writers and artists like Swedish-born portrait painter August Franzen, artists Elliott Daingerfield and Montague Flagg, sculptor William Ordway Partridge, and travel-writer Thomas Janvier. Its eye-catching facade is adorned in mosaic, which the co-op has taken lengths and contributed a fair amount of funds to maintaining throughout the decades.
· Listing: 222 Central Park South #14A [Corcoran via StreetEasy]
· Gainsborough Studios; The Restoration of an 1881 Co-op [NYT]
· Gainsborough Studios [Art Nerd]
· All Gainsborough Studios coverage [Curbed]