5 Center Market Place… June 2015… “Weegee slept here”

For sale again…


Price: $9,750,000

5 Centre Market Pl – Lower East Side, New York

NOLITA 25 FOOT-WIDE TOWNHOUSE 5700SF with 1500SF ExteriorThis award winning designed 5,700SF townhome is a chic residence that blends modern design with clever nods to the existing neighborhood architecture.

This colossal home boasts 5 stories, 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, and 12FT ceilings on the ground floor.

Walls of Venetian plaster and white oak floors complement the open-concept Boffi kitchen and living space; accented by an automatic windowed garage door panel that lifts to open the entire space to the back courtyard.

The Master Suite presides over the entire second floor, as do the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms on their respective floors. Each space has a private bathroom, extensive closet space, abundant light and Mahogany French glass doors that open up to reinforced glass-front balconies. The Master Suite additionally boasts his/hers closets, a Soap Stone Boffi bathtub and a steam shower for an added layer of opulence. The fifth floor houses the guest quarters and leads directly out onto the two-tiered roof deck.

The additional amenities are what make this property truly one-of-a-kind: the expansive roof deck covered with a dome-shaped mesh casing that mirrors the cupola of the Police building across the street.

The second tier of the roof deck is an open-air platform perfect for gardening, relaxing and entertaining. 360 Views.

Additionally, the lower level of this enormous property is the perfect setting for an in-home theater. Situated on a quiet, little-known block, the extra beauty of this home lies in its location; in close proximity to neighboring Soho with immediate access to everything the neighborhood has to offer while still maintaining the utmost privacy and seclusion. – From Elliman.com

All of Curbed.com’s coverage of 5 Center Market Place is here…
According to the Streeteasy listing:
The building was built in 1910. Is this true? The building was constructed after 2001…
The present price of $9,750,000 is almost half of the initial (absurd) asking price.

(from streeteasy.com)

To fully appreciate the sincere ugliness of this building, the photos on streeteasy, curbed, and the broker’s website have to be seen…

Floor plan from streeteasy.

Of course before it was destroyed, 5 Center Market Place should have become a National Monument… Well, I guess that’s Life…
Life, April 1937, p.8
“The Fellig home is this bare room in a building opposite police headquarters in Manhattan. Here Fellig lives, sleeps and spends his time when he isn’t out taking pictures…” Life, April 1937, p.8

“I have no chips on my shoulder. I like to be constructive. As I have said, I have inspired many persons to take up photography. As a matter of fact, I inspire myself. (When I take a good picture I give myself a bonus.) A good assignment to me is a good picture and a date. When I leave town I put a tablet in front of the girl’s house (as with George Washington): Weegee slept here…”

Weegee by Weegee, p. 153

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