Roy Lichtenstein’s longtime Manhattan home is now on the market. The 3,200-square-foot, four-bedroom loft belonged to the late artist from 1984 for 4 years (he passed away in 1997 at the age of 73). The apartment is located in New York City’s NoMad neighborhood and is on the market for a cool $4.5 million. The space is extraordinarily sunlit, with 19 windows and four exposures located throughout, as well as 10-foot ceilings for an almost cavernous feel. The unit is accessible via a private, keyed elevator that opens onto a dramatic 14-by-17-foot entry gallery, with decorative columns and custom millwork flanking each side of the home’s grand entrance. The entry gallery opens out onto a great room, which spans an impressive 36 feet. A dining room is located at one end of the apartment and is anchored by two oversize, east-facing windows, an adjacent library, and floor-to-ceiling bookshelves. The listing is being handled by Todd Lewin and Michael Rubin of CORE.
Elsewhere in the home are four bedrooms, including a master suite resplendent with natural light and ample views of the city below. Lichtenstein was a native New Yorker who was born on the Upper West side of Manhattan, and whose son, filmmaker Mitchell Lichtenstein, carried on the tradition by residing in the West Village for much of his own career. The townhouse was listed last year in April 2017 and is still currently for sale for $19.5 million. The 5,600-square-foot space was granted a profile in The New York Times for its eclectic aesthetic and for housing a wide gamut of unique art, including “ancient Egyptian mud sculptures, early 19th-century silhouettes of people with puffy sleeves, scrimshaw [and] a mammoth’s tooth.