James Murphy’s DFA Records headquarters is being sold for $16 million

Real estate company says the property is 'extraordinary in volume, scale, ceiling height and light'

The New York City headquarters of James Murphy’s DFA Records has been put up for sale.

The townhouse in the city’s prestigious West Village is listed on the Douglas Elliman Real Estate website for $16 million – roughly equivalent to £11 million.

The real estate company notes that the townhouse’s basement is currently “used as a well-equipped recording studio”.


It describes the property as “extraordinary in volume, scale, ceiling height and light” and suggests that “this solidly structured building with its loft-like proportions provides a unique offering to West Village home seekers, artists, art collectors or musicians”.

The real company does not mention James Murphy or DFA Records by name, but says: “Formerly owned by a renowned artist, the building has over the years been a creative inspiration to film makers and musicians.”

The new owner will have to pay a monthly maintenance charge of $2000 (£1360) plus monthly real estate tax of $3,420 (£2335). Check out the full listing on the Douglas Elliman Real Estate website here.

Murphy founded DFA Records in 2001 with Tim Goldsworthy and Jonathan Galkin. Artists who have released music on the label over the years include LCD Soundsystem, The Rapture, Shit Robot, Planningtorock and Hercules And Love Affair.

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