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Salt Queen artist Bettina Werner lists NYC home for $2.4M

Milan-born artist Bettina Werner, who is known as the Salt Queen for her work with colorized salt crystals, has relisted her apartment in the Financial District.

The home, at 15 Broad St. — known as Downtown by Philippe Starck — is asking $2.39 million.

That’s down from her initial ask of $3.39 million in 2017 but more than its last ask of $1.89 million in March 2020, just before lockdown shut down the city.

The two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment is 1,809 square feet. It is on the 21st floor and features 11-foot ceilings, oversize windows, an open chef’s kitchen and a home office.

Werner’s art can be found at institutions including New York City’s Whitney Museum, Moscow’s Pushkin Museum and the Detroit Institute of Arts Museum.

Sitting on the 21st floor, the apartment has 11-foot ceilings.

A bedroom in the home.
One of the two bedrooms inside the 1,809-square-foot Broad Street home.

But she also has her own non-profit foundation. In 2002, Werner set up the Salt Queen Foundation, which helps artists who work with unusual materials.

The foundation, founded in New York, also helps conserve and protect art created with Werner’s textured and colorized salt technique, which she invented in the 1980s.

Werner bought the apartment for $1.59 million in 2006. The building, across from the New York Stock Exchange, was originally the headquarters for J.P. Morgan. Building amenities include a gym with a lap pool, yoga room, a half basketball court, bowling alley and locker rooms with a sauna.

There’s also a lounge, party room, screening room, children’s playroom and study — along with a 5,000-square-foot landscaped roof with a reflecting pool, fireplace, dining tables and lounge chairs.

Finally, residents have access to concierge, dry cleaning, laundry and housekeeping options. The listing broker is William Monge, of Keller Williams. 

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