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DFA Records’ West Village HQ/studio is on the market for $16 million

Studio in the DFA offices
Studio in the DFA offices

The West Village townhouse that has long been home to DFA Records‘ offices and studios is up for sale, reports Curbed. Asking price for the property, located at 225 West 13th Street, is a cool $16 million:

A deep dive on the property’s public records shows no affiliation to the record label, but does turn back the name of H. Keith H. Brodie, a President Emeritus of Duke University whose name first appears on a deed for the townhouse in 1995. StreetEasy still lists Brodie as the townhouse’s owner, although a 2005 deed lists an anonymous LLC as its owner. Prior to Brodie, the townhouse was home to American artist David Deutsch.
As the offices of DFA Records, which has signed acts including Hot Chip and Holy Ghost, the townhouse features a kitted-out basement recording studio with three live rooms. The garage floor has parking for three cars and a live/work space overlooking a patio. The top two floors give way to a proper living area with a full kitchen, additional production space (or a living room), and a bedroom.

DFA’s basement studio, Plantain Recording House, birthed some of the label’s mid-’00s dancepunk classics, including ones from The Rapture, LCD Soundsystem and The Juan Maclean. DFA didn’t occupy the whole thing, with film and production offices as well.


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