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Landmark Tribeca mansion by cast-iron pioneer wants $21M

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The property at 75 Murray Street is an important work by James Bogardus

It’s ba-aaack: Longtime Curbed readers will remember the former Hopkins Store at 75 Murray Street, a Tribeca landmark that’s been searching for a buyer for years now. It first hit the market back in 2006, and was last listed for $17.5 million in 2011.

Courtesy of Corcoran

Now, eight years later, its owners are trying again: The property hit the market with Corcoran’s Sydney and Meris Blumstein, this time for a cool $21 million.

The building has a storied past: It was built in 1857 by cast-iron architecture pioneer James Bogardus, and was originally used as a glassware store. (The late Christopher Gray penned a fascinating Streetscapes column about the place in 1994.) In the more than 160 years since, it’s also functioned as an auction house, a family’s private home, and most recently an event space (called the Bogardus Mansion) with a bar on the ground level and an owner’s duplex up top.

The listing itself notes that the building—an “astounding architectural achievement,” per the florid brokerbabble—offers “an open canvas for one to express themselves,” with lots of open space and new mechanicals in place throughout. The residential space is a three-bedroom, with a rooftop conservatory, a skylight, a terrace, and more.