There’s a level of envy in studio-dom that most photographers can relate to. A studio is your creative space, a showcase for your personality, and a bit of home. As such it’s a reflection of self, and if you fancy your ‘self’ an upgrade in image, Bathhouse Studios in Manhattan’s East Village is up for sale.
Eddie Adams’ ‘Neo-Italian Renaissance style’ studio location is unlike just about any studio space you can imagine, with a price tag equally as hard to come by. The once public bathhouse can be rented out at the moment for events or as studio space – space that has hosted names like Vogue, Leica, Lamborghini, and a host of others, and for near-as-makes-no-difference $20 million USD it can be owned.
With 3 dedicated studio areas including a rooftop 2,200 sq/ft spot, the location is decadent, with the 20ft ceilings to match. Over its history it has been revamped and renovated by Eddie and his wife Alyssa who now owns and has listed the location for sale.
What are you getting aside from space and heritage? Well, that counts for a lot, especially in New York, but furthermore you’d be getting a space with oak floors, exposed brick walls, and fully modernized interiors with the best lighting, cyc walls, iOS controlled sound systems, and all the creature comforts a studio could be in want of. If you are looking for a studio to make an impression, here’s what Cushman & Wakefield, the company handling the sale, has to say:
“The ground floor features 20 foot ceilings, oak floors, exposed brick, antique frosted windows, blue glass tile, and glass block skylights with electric black screen shades. There are two curb cuts on the ground floor, one of which leads to the English basement. The 11 foot high English basement consists of marble black & white tile and cement floors along with antique glass framed doors. The residence possesses 16 foot ceilings, oak floors throughout, antique ceiling light fixtures, a kitchen with granite and stainless steel countertops, and two grand bathrooms. Furthermore, both the kitchen and bathrooms are tiled and enjoy top of the line appliances. The residence walks out to a sun drenched 2,200 square foot outdoor deck that can serve home to remarkable gatherings. Additionally, the entire building utilizes a central HVAC system.”
And at the end of the day, when the shoots have finished, talent departed, and events over, you can walk outside and look up as you lock up, – right before you step into your Rolls Royce with a pizza topped with panda ear and myrrh, and admire the beautiful aesthetic of the building itself which you can call your own.
You can view more images of the interior and floor plans and even take 3D looks into the building over on their site.