James Turrell is perhaps best known for his work at the Roden Crater in Arizona, as well as last year's tremendously popular Guggenheim exhibition. Now, the famed artist is selling his pied-à-terre just off Gramercy Park, and he's asking $2.85 million.
The two-bedroom garden apartment is located in an Italianate brick townhouse. It features two wood-burning fireplaces, a skylight in the kitchen, and a washer/dryer. The house itself is gated with a front garden, and has a very nice little garden. Built in the 1840s, it apparently served as the venue for the wedding reception of President Benjamin Harrison and Mary Scott Dimmick. Best of all, a coveted key to Gramercy Park itself comes with the apartment.
Turrell bought the place back in 2005 for $2.35 million. Funnily enough, a photo of his decades-long project at the Roden Crater seems to be leaning against the wall in one of the listing pictures.
· Listing: 2 Gramercy Park West #1 [Sotheby's]
· "The $25 M. 'Red Dot'" [NYO]