Loft Peeping: Elizabeth & Albert Watson

101 Warren master bathroom by Albert WatsonI don’t normally run Loft Peeping posts on apartments that are for sale, but this warrants an exception: It’s a duplex penthouse (#3450) at 101 Warren, which photographer Albert Watson and his wife, Elizabeth, bought as a white box in 2008. They paid $13.4 million, and they just listed it for $21.5 million.

The New York Times article about it includes these nuggets:

••• “The walls of the nearly 3,800-square-foot residence on the 34th and 35th floors are fashioned from blocks of raw charcoal-gray granite, while the floors are Siberian oak laid out in a herringbone pattern. Concrete columns are throughout, and exposed steel beams with prominent rivets and mullions frame the walls of floor-to-ceiling windows that soar to 13 feet on the bottom level and 12.5 feet at the top, revealing stunning vistas from every room.”
••• “Even our pantry has a view,” said Albert Watson.
••• There’s also a 1,800-square-foot wraparound terrace.
••• “The second level, which is reached via a steel and glass spiral staircase, contains the three bedrooms, one of which has been converted into another library and features a drop-down screen and movie projector system. […] There are abundant wenge wood storage cabinets throughout the apartment and a pantry/breakfast nook in the upstairs hallway for making coffee. ‘In the morning it’s a long way to the kitchen,’ Mr. Watson said.”
••• The art and furniture—including pieces by Le Corbusier, Josef Hoffmann, Eisenfrank, Bugatti—is also for sale.
••• The Watsons won’t be leaving Tribeca entirely: They have “a studio (with space for a bedroom) on Laight Street.”

(Related: The 6,400-square-foot “penthouse” on the 32nd floor of 101 Warren has also been listed—for $25 million.)

The text is by Vivian Marino; the photographs are by Albert Watson, and you can see more in the Times’s slideshow.

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