Artist Maya Lin buys Noho live-work space for $4.5M

Maya Lin, the designer and artist best known for winning a public design competition for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at age 21, sold a Soho co-op for $4.1 million and bought a new one in Noho for $4.5 million, according to public records filed this week.

Her new space is located at 39 Bond Street — a full-floor “blank canvas” with 36 feet of frontage on Bond Street and 11-foot ceilings, says its listing. The building is an artist-in-residence building — a live-work building for artists — according to Matthew Lesser of Leslie J. Garfield & Co., who had the listing in a co-exclusive with Jeff Yohai of Oxford Property Group.

“That obviously presented its challenges,” said Lesser of securing the space for Lin, adding that residents in the building must have certification as an artist in order to live there.

Yohai declined comment, as did a representative for Lin.

Lin’s Noho acquisition, which the listing says is in need of a full renovation, measures 3,260 square feet. It has four steel columns and original tin ceilings.

Information for the 112 Prince Street loft studio that Lin sold was unavailable. Tom Doyle of Sotheby’s International Realty had the listing for the 2,500-square-foot space, whose other features were not available. Doyle declined comment.

The buyer is listed as Zachary Lasry, who bought the unit above for $4.6 million early this year, public records show.

Lin, 54, who runs the eponymous Maya Lin Studio, is working on a new memorial. It’s called “What is Missing?” and aims to raise awareness on the crisis surrounding habitat loss and biodiversity, according to her website. — Zachary Kussin

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