The Times teased the listing of artist Walter De Maria's cavernous house at 421 East 6th Street more than two weeks ago, and finally, the 16,400-square-foot abode has officially hit the market for $25 million. The home is no ordinary single-family house; the building was originally built in the 1920s as a substation for Con Edison, which gives the building ceilings as high as 32-feet. De Maria, who died unexpectedly last summer, purchased it in 1980 and converted it into what is quite possibly the city's most impressive live-work space. He kept most of the industrial features intact, and left most of the space wide open for large-scale installations. De Maria's studio director, who worked with him for more than 30 years, told the Times the East Village building "is really the essence of Walter."
The building stretches through the block to East 7th Street, and the sale also includes an empty lot next door. For more photos, check out the Times' exclusive slideshow.
· Listing: 421 East 6th Street [StreetEasy]
· Walter De Maria's Grand and Gritty Home [NYT]