This Famous Playwright’s NYC Loft Is an Exposed Brick Oasis

published May 21, 2019
We independently select these products—if you buy from one of our links, we may earn a commission. All prices were accurate at the time of publishing.

Here’s your chance to own a piece of New York dramatic history. The expansive Tribeca loft previously owned by playwright Edward Albee is currently on the market for $7.5 million, after undergoing a $1.5 million price cut. But if you’re a fan of Albee’s iconic works like “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,” then you’re well aware this property is priceless.

Measuring nearly 4,500 square feet, the sprawling three-bed, two-and-a-half bath duplex loft is located in a converted cheese warehouse. According to listing agent Tom Titone of Douglas Elliman, it’s where Albee wrote all his plays after 1977, and where he frequently hosted rehearsals and readings. The unit features an open floor plan, and welcomes guests via an elevator that opens to the fifth and six floors. Soaring 17-and-a-half foot ceilings cascade overhead, while exposed brick walls and beamed ceilings highlight the stunningly architectural space. A large dining area is the perfect gathering space, while the entire unit is the ideal fusion of industrial history and a modern, welcoming home.

An exposed spiral staircase weaves the two floors together, and leads up to a roomy art studio, and three exposures. A huge sixth floor skylight streams in natural sunshine. The master bedroom is crisp and white, with light hardwood floors throughout. In the unique master bathroom, his/hers sinks sit amidst intricate black tiling.

In addition to commanding the fifth and sixth floors, the buyer is also provided with roof rights—pretty exceptional considering that the cherry on the cake of this beautiful property is a stunning view of downtown New York in all its glory.

Just last month, Albee’s sprawling vacation home in the Hamptons enclave of Montauk sold for a whopping $16 million… to none other than fashion mega-mogul Ralph Lauren.