Legendary caricature artist Al Hirschfeld's Upper East Side townhouse was on the market for just a few weeks in 2011 before Paul and Denise Lachman snatched it up from his estate for $5.3 million. On 95th Street between Lexington and Park, a pink facade hid Hirschfield's home and fourth-floor studio, in which he drew black-and-white portraits of Broadway stars and Hollywood icons from 1940s until his death in 2003.
Now, after a relatively sleek renovation that has left the home with four bedrooms, a roof deck, a terrace, and a back garden, the Lachmans just put the house back on the market with a $9.2 million ask. The Hirschfeld-painted tiles around the fireplace are nowhere to be found, but there is an eight-foot-tall original mural on the parlor floor. The 50-year-old piece, drawn in the home, protected throughout the renovation, and now framed, includes depictions of Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin, Groucho and Harpo Marx, Louis Armstrong, Oliver Hardy, and Stan Laurel.
This is the listing from 2011, with those Hirschfeld-decorated fireplace tiles that are, sadly, not pictured in the new listing.
· Listing: 122 East 95th Street [Cushman & Wakefield]
· Listing From 2011: 122 East 95th Street [Curbed]
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