Disgraced fashion photographer Terry Richardson — accused of sexual assault, harassment and exploitation by many youthful models around the decades — has offered his property, “the Firehouse in Soho,” on Lafayette Street for about $5.5 million, sources explain to Gimme Shelter.
The 20-foot-wide, 2,800-square-foot landmarked and renovated firehouse comes with a putting fire engine-pink lacquered spiral staircase.
The a few-story residence was developed in 1887 for FDNY Engine Enterprise No. 55. The brick exterior attributes terracotta rosettes and a stone cornice, flanked by solid-iron pillars topped with none-far too-refined flame accents.
Inside of, the home options just one bed room and two bathrooms.
Richardson, identified for his normally “hyper-sexualized” advertisement campaigns for designers like Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford and Yves Saint Laurent, is the son of the late, profitable — but troubled — trend photographer Bob Richardson.
In 2017, Condé Nast axed the younger Richardson, pursuing sexual assault and harassment accusations.
At the time, he claimed in a statement offered by a rep: “He is an artist who has been regarded for his sexually express function, so quite a few of his professional interactions with topics had been sexual and explicit in mother nature, but all of the topics of his perform participated consensually.”
Richardson bought this property for $3.33 million in 2009, in accordance to town property documents.
It was last on the current market as a rental asking $25,000 a thirty day period, which dropped to $17,500 a month, again in 2019.
Richardson could not be attained at press time. The recent sale, we listen to, is an off-marketplace offer via broker Nick Gavin of Compass, who declined remark.
Specifics consist of 13- to 15-foot-high beamed ceilings and a roof terrace with an outdoor shower.
Within, the modern day interior attributes extensive-plank oak floors and an open up living room which include a chef’s kitchen area.
A comprehensive-floor main bedroom suite offers 14-foot beamed ceilings, and a spa-like bathroom with a clawfoot tub and a windowed steam shower, even though the ground ground can provide as a studio, a garage, a professional house or secondary entertaining spot — with flooring-to-ceiling tailor made crafted-in bookshelves, poured concrete flooring and paneled double bay doorways.
The firehouse was developed by Napoleon LeBrun, who designed 40 firehouses between 1889 and 1895, such as this one particular, notes a former listing. It served the neighborhood for almost 100 decades until finally 1982 the city held it as “sleeping quarters” for its deputy hearth chief, Thomas R. Langford.