The five storey New York house was his base when he painted the famous Campbell’s soup cans and dollar bill paintings
The former home and studio of legendary artist Andy Warhol has gone on sale in New York for almost £6million.
Originally bought by the pop art star in 1959, for $60,000, the five-storey house was his base when he painted the famous Campbell’s soup cans and dollar bill paintings.
Now completely renovated, the four-bedroom town house on Lexington Avenue boasts wood-burning fireplaces and a top of the range wine fridge.
Just 16-and-a-half-foot wide, Warhol shared the house – designed by architect Henry Hardenbergh and built in 1889 – with his mother for 15 years.
While the top two floors acted as his studio and were the setting for some of his most iconic works, the rest of the house was his living quarters until 1974, when he leased it to his business manager Frederick W. Hughes.
Hughes bought the home for $593,000 from the Warhol estate in 1989 and it has since passed through multiple owners.
The house now boasts a formal living room and elegant wood paneled dining room-cum-library as well as four en-suite bathrooms and a private patio.
A spokesperson for LuxuryEstate.com where prospective buyers can find out more said: “This house offers the chance to own a piece of art history.
“This historic landmark home is conveniently located near Central Park, Museum Mile, prestigious Manhattan private schools, and public transportation.”