The 11-story, neo-Renaissance structure, erected in the early 1900s between Fifth Avenue and Avenue of the Americas in the Ladies’ Mile Historic District, was once used to manufacture garters and shirtwaists. The 15-unit building was converted to a co-op in 1978.
“This is a loft and an opportunity,” Ms. Sloane, the broker, said. “It is a space that can be configured in whatever way the buyer and building agree it can be.”
Right now, it’s configured with one full bathroom and galley kitchen in the studio apartment, known as 11B. The main space, 11A, contains a half bath, kitchen and dining area, and three large rooms that were used for painting, storage and as offices, plus a freight elevator.
Ms. Mason painted mainly in the north section of the loft, which has a skylight and windows overlooking 20th Street, according to Mr. Rose. She kept a small greenhouse with plants and orchids in a south-facing back room. The three main rooms also held custom-designed storage racks.
“This space is very meditative — curated for her mind,” Ms. Kahn said.
Some of Ms. Mason’s various art materials and the storage racks and shelving still remain, though most, if not all, of her works have been removed.
After her death, Mr. Rose said, “we were still finding paintings stashed away.”
Emily Mason’s work was recently shown at Art Basel in Miami Beach, and Alice Trumbull Mason at Washburn Gallery in New York.
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