Bohemian Mansion on the Bowery

New York Magazine 9.21.08

No one can deny that the Bowery has changed immensely in the past 10 years — but it has really changed in the last 42 years. New York Magazine takes us inside 190 Bowery — the abandoned Germania Bank building purchased in 1966 by photographer Jay Maisel for $102,000. Built in 1898, the six-story, 72-room, 35,000-square-foot building is a single-family home, and work space...

The home is an immense space for a family of three — the first three floors are used as gallery and project space! And "About a month ago," the daughter "Amanda discovered a room she never knew existed." (we thought that only happened in dreams!) Read the story of this amazing building (and the down-to-earth family that inhabits it) and see more pictures: The 72-Room Bohemian Dream House.