A Soho penthouse with a magical rooftop garden owned by Susan Vogel, an ex-Metropolitan Museum of Art associate curator and founder of the Africa Center, and her partner, the former US Census Bureau director, Kenneth Prewitt, just hit the market again — for $6.8 million.
That is down from the stately 112 Prince St. co-op’s last asking price of $7.25 million in June.
Vogel is currently a curator, scholar and filmmaker — while Prewitt is the Carnegie Professor of Public Affairs and Special Advisor to the University President at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.
The six-story building at the corner of Prince and Green streets has just five units. It also boasts a trompe l’oeil painted by artist Richard Haas in the 1970s — back when Vogel bought the loft for $27,500. (It was asking $28,000 at the time.)
Back then, it was raw space for a freight elevator with nothing but radiators. “We had to put down a floor on top of one layer of boards between us and the fifth floor,” Vogel said via a spokesperson — adding that Maya Lin, who designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, also had a studio in the building.
The sixth-floor loft is a roomy 2,500 square feet and comes with a massive 1,500-square-foot private rooftop terrace.
The unit also harbors its own “secret” side entrance with a keyed elevator, as well as access to the building’s main entrance. Inside, the two- to three-bedroom, two-bathroom loft features striking details like cast-iron columns, 9-foot-6-inch wood-beamed ceilings, exposed Brooklyn Rose brick, bleached wide-board floors, a staircase with LEDs in the handrail, oversize windows, three big skylights with motorized shades and lots of built-in storage.
The smart-wired home also features custom lighting with seven designer chandeliers and plenty of soundproofing between bedrooms, windows and floors — along with a Sonos sound system. There’s also a great room with window walls for entertaining, open living and dining areas, and a windowed chef’s kitchen.
The roomy main bedroom comes with a large closet and a spa-like bath with a soaking tub. But the pièce de résistance is that irrigated roof terrace, designed by Tyler Horsley, featuring gardens, full evergreens, wisteria, four cherry trees and a pergola.
The building, which dates to 1889, was built by Richard Berger in a Neo-Grec style.
The listing brokers are Brian Logvinsky, Victoria Logvinsky and Ryan Siciliano of Douglas Elliman.
Ex-Brit turned Manhattan resident since 2008.