It’s Willy Wonka meets Andy Warhol in this Soho work of art that doubles as a home — and the magical loft has just been price-slashed to $4 million, down from its $5.4 million ask in February.
The new deal includes an NFT of the home, Gimme Shelter can report exclusively. It will be a “gift” to the buyers, so the future owners can “memorialize the unique space” as a piece of art before they make it their own, said Serhant broker Katie Thurber, who’s listing the co-op at 112 Prince St.
The sellers are conceptual artist, director and photographer Michael Somoroff and his wife Irina, who raised their four children in the loft.
The colorful home is decked out with floor-to-ceiling Italian Marmoline sculptures created by artisans onsite. “It looks like you are living inside a seashell,” a broker who toured it told Gimme Shelter.
It also has had an unusual price history since it hit the market for the first time in a quarter century last July, asking $5.99 million.
By June of this year, the price had dramatically dropped to $3.6 million as a minimum bid for an auction — and only recently came back on the market for its $4 million ask.
At 2,500 square feet, the full-floor residence — on the second floor of a six-story building — comes with three bedrooms and 2½ baths.
It was designed by Somoroff with help from architect Stephen Wanta.
Original details include 13-foot beamed ceilings, six wood-framed windows, exposed brick and cast-iron columns. The entry is by a keyed elevator.
The sculptures surround the dining room, acting like dividers to separate the kitchen and entertaining areas. The kitchen has different geometric islands, three sinks, two half fridges, a dishwasher, and a separate oven and range. The main bedroom boasts a bed platform, a mosaic ceiling and an in-ground Jacuzzi soaking tub. There’s also an office on a raised “stage” and a bookshelf accessed by a ladder.
Building amenities include a common roof deck and basement storage.
The Somoroffs are selling, Thurber says, because it is time to start a new chapter — and “massive creative projects” — in Spain.
Ex-Brit turned Manhattan resident since 2008.