A Writer’s Haven: 14 Harrison Street, 5/6

By Linecity, October 2, 2019

This exquisite loft apartment in Tribeca occupies the top two floors of a striking brick building and is the former residence of Edward Albee, winner of three Pulitzer Prizes. Having lived in this home since 1977, the apartment holds a special place in Tribeca history.

The beautiful exposed brick interior, along with towering 17.5’ ceilings, harmonizes with vast hardwood floors and whitewashed ceiling beams. Each wall is a massive canvas, and the spacious art studio, indeed the whole apartment, is designed to give an artist’s creativity room to stretch. The direct floorplan, skylight, and dine-in kitchen are designed to breathe in light and inspiration. 

The spiral staircase connecting the two floors feels like a portal, as does the private elevator access to each floor. Two of the three bedrooms have roof access.

When one enters the stunning simplicity of this architecturally generous space, it’s not difficult to see why an artist such as Albee chose to call it home for nearly 50 years. This is a unique and rare opportunity to live in over 4,500 SF of art and history. Edward Albee wrote nearly half of his plays while living here, nestled within the vibrant, absorbing environs of Tribeca. What will you create? Tom Titone of Douglas Elliman.

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