Artist David Salle has a reputation for banking on up-and-coming neighborhoods. He did it with his 1980s Tribeca apartment, and wants to try his hand at it again. The prolific painter and printmaker has put his gigantic 10,500 plus-square-foot live/work house at 81 Hanson Place in Fort Greene on the market for $13 million. It's a hefty price tag·more than double the neighborhood's second most expensive listingthat says Fort Greene isn't really up-and-coming any more than it is just up. This isn't Salle's first time trying to unload the combined townhouse and 1892 school building at the corner of South Portland Avenue and Hanson Place. He listed it for $10 million in October 2012, only to delist the property in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Rumor has it that Salle was contemplating a move to Red Hook, but reconsidered after the low-lying neighborhood emerged from the storm sopping wet and hurting. In 2012, Salle told the Daily News that he wanted more space and was also considering a move to Gowanus.
The combined buildings sit on a 30-foot by 112-foot lot that includes an attached private two-car garage and side garden. When the buildings were combined with the help of David Fratianne and Christian Hubert, they were reimagined with a 104-foot-long central gallery, a living room with soaring ceilings and exposed beams, as well as a master bedroom with a landscaped terrace, zen garden, and one spectacular en suite.
· Listing: 81 Hanson Place [Elliman via StreetEasy]
· Artist's Fort Greene Combo House Asks An Incredible $10M [Curbed]
· All 81 Hanson Place coverage [Curbed]