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Andy Warhol House For Sale: Pop King's Upper East Side Townhouse Available For $5.8 Million (PHOTOS)

04/19/2013 10:04 am 10:04:38 | Updated May 12, 2013
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Pop art fans looking to get their hands on a historic property, look no further. Andy Warhol's former New York City residence is up for sale.

The five-story townhouse located on Lexington Avenue is priced at a daunting $5.8 million, according to Haute Living. Measuring in at a modest 16.5 feet wide, the famous abode is not exactly the posh hideaway you'd expect from a major celebrity -- but it's not the picture of a struggling artist's studio, either.

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Andy Warhol in New York, United States in 1966 in his house on Lexington Avenue. (Photo by Herve GLOAGUEN/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Warhol originally bought the home in 1959 for the modest price of $60,000, and lived their for 15 years with his mother, Julia. The lower level served as a studio for the Campbell's Soup lover in the early 1960s, reports The New York Times, and later functioned as a storage space for his Brillo boxes and paint-by-number works.

The home was built in 1889 and designed by Henry J. Hardenbergh, the architect for the Plaza Hotel and iconic Dakota building. Since Warhol, the home has gone through two different owners and one restoration, so we're guessing it looks a little different than the stylings of the Factory days.

One warning to potential buyers: Warhol's nephew James Warhola told the New York Times that the house was once a home to 25 cats. Check out more photos of the residence here and let us know if you'd be willing to bid on this real estate gem in the comments.

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