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Sir John Richardson’s Apartment is For Sale

by habituallychic

10 . 16 . 19

Art historian and biographer Sir John Richardson passed away in March of this year at the age of 95 leaving behind a legacy of wonderful books and beautifully designed homes. His Connecticut estate already sold and now his New York apartment and studio has just come on the market with Compass for $7,200,000.

The 5,400 square foot former dance studio loft occupies the full seventh floor of 73 Fifth Avenue in the Flatiron District and was designed with architect Ernesto Buch to create an enfilade of rooms one might have seen in Richardson’s native England. It was then filled with works of art from Lucian Freud, Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, and many other artists, as well as books, antiques, objects, and more. I really hope the person who buys it appreciates the traditional details and doesn’t strip it all away.

My friend Robert Khederian was lucky enough to tour the apartment yesterday and allowed me to post his photos with those of the real estate listing. They show more rooms that aren’t in the listing but for more views pick up John Richardson: at Home.

Photos via Compass and @notenoughhangers