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Artist Chuck Close’s Former Manhattan Home Hits the Market for $8 Million

Acclaimed artist and photographer Chuck Close lived and worked on Manhattan’s Bond Street for decades up until his passing in 2021 at the age of 81. Now, the late painter’s former Noho apartment is coming on the market for just shy of $8 million.

Soon to be listed with Emily Beare of Core NYC, the 2,478-square-foot loft occupies the entire ninth floor of the Deborah Berke-designed building at 48 Bond Street. The architect, the founder of TenBerke, is best known for her work at The New School College of Performing Arts and Yale University School of Art.

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Altogether, the former Close pad comprises four bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, and an abundance of outdoor space. According to The Real Deal, Close and his wife, Leslie, shelled out a cool $5.85 million for the condo back in 2008. The location was convenient; at the time, Close also owned a 2,500-square-foot live/work studio down the block at 20 Bond Street.

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The kitchen is sleek and spacious, with enough room for a large marble dining table.

The light-filled loft comes with a private elevator landing that opens up to the home’s entrance gallery, soaring 10-foot ceilings, and walnut flooring throughout. Past the entry is an open-plan living and dining area with a linear fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows onto the south-facing terrace. The terrace, renovated by the current owner, according to listing details, sports lush landscaping, an irrigation system, a barbecue area, and plenty of space for lounging.

Elsewhere, the eat-in kitchen is equipped with state-of-the-art stainless-steel appliances, including a wine fridge and double oven. There’s also a breakfast nook and a balcony with views of the Empire State Building. The modern-looking primary suite has a ton of great features going in its favor as well. For example, the principal bedroom is decked out with a marble and tile ensuite bath, a spacious walk-in closet, and access to the sunny terrace.

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The landscaped terrace features a built-in grill and an automated irrigation system.

Completed in 2006, the 11-story boutique condominium packs in the perks for residents of its 14 units, including a 60-foot indoor lap pool, a fitness center with a steam room, bike storage, and laundry facilities. In addition, Close, who’s remembered for his conceptual portraiture, has an original piece hanging in the lobby.

Over the years, the co-op has hosted a fair share of A-listers and celeb tenants. Most notably, The New York Post reported that actress Annette Bening once called 48 Bond Street home.

Click here to see more photos of Chuck Close’s former apartment.  

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chuck close former nyc apartment

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