Elliott Erwitt’s Manhattan Apartment and Photo Studio Listed for $13.5 Million

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A photo studio and apartment belonging to the late photographer Eliott Erwitt has gone on the market for a combined value of $13.5 million.

Erwitt’s daughter Jennifer tells The New York Times that the property cost her father around $75,000 when the photographer purchased it in the late 1960s.

The grand apartment in The Brentmore building on 88 Central Park West is on the eighth floor of the 12-story building and is being sold off for $11.5 million. The photo studio listed separately at $2 million.

Erwitt passed away at age 95 years old in November last year and another of his properties on Long Island that also comes with its own photo studio is currently listed on the market.

One of Erwitt’s well-known images was taken from his Central Park apartment: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade was taken in 1988 featuring two of his daughters, Sasha and Amy, sitting near the living room window while a giant Snoopy floats past.

Erwitt’s former pad is roughly 3,350 square feet and comes with an extra-large living room, formal dining room, a laundry room, two staff rooms, three main bedrooms, and two and half bathrooms.

The studio is about 2,630 square feet with a powder room, four other rooms, and a photo shoot area. Erwitt also kept a 356-square-foot darkroom lower down in the building.

The Brentmore at 88 Central Park West is apparently a popular spot for famous photographers as Annie Leibowitz has just sold the apartment that she had there for $10.62 million.

“It was a big stretch to make that purchase,” Jennifer Erwitt says of her father to The Times. “He was successful, but I don’t think he was really wealthy.”

Like the Long Island house, the apartment is filled with Erwitt’s idiosyncratic furnishings that include life-sized mannequins and giant fish. He also had some of his own photos displayed.

Listing broker, Ann Cutbill Lenane of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, tells The Times that the apartment is in “estate condition” meaning that very little work has been done to it in the past 50 years. “But you can make it an extraordinary space,” she adds.

Image credits: Photographs by Douglas Elliman. Portrait of Erwitt by Alessio Jacona.