Revamping Bathhouse Studios

September 2, 2013

By Jacqui Palumbo

© Bathhouse Studios

Bathhouse Studios’ original facade, along with other distinctive details such as exposed brick walls, skylights and antique bathtubs make the whole building a one-of-a-kind setting.

 Housed in the East Village of New York City is Bathhouse Studios, formerly a free public bathhouse dating back to 1904. The late Eddie Adams and his wife Alyssa bought the property in the mid-‘90s and renovated it to a private live/work space with two photography studios (first floor and basement), an office (second floor) and residence with rooftop (third floor). When Eddie passed away from Lou Gehrig’s disease in 2004, Bathhouse opened to the public for rental, and has been operating since.

Studio manager Bryce Ebel says that Bathhouse is striving to become one of the most private studios for distinguished advertising and celebrity photo and video shoots. Studio A has 4,000-square feet of shooting space with 20-foot ceilings, a 37-foot-long exposed brick wall across from the 26 x 30-foot cove cyclorama, two skylights and street-level drive-in access.

2013 is a year of changes for the studio space, with recent renovations to Studio B that allow an extra 2,000 square feet of space for a staging area or to accommodate a private setting for high-profile celebrities and their personnel. Studio B now has 2,000 square feet of shooting space with a 15’ x 24’ cove cyclorama, drive-in access and a café with full kitchen.

Bathhouse’s roof deck is currently undergoing renovations as well to provide a unique open space for photo shoots and events. The 2,500-square-foot wood deck is being transformed into a vibrant landscaped space with a lounge area on the patio. The 2,800-square-foot sun-drenched apartment will double as both a shooting space or a private space for clients and celebrities to relax during the day. The furnished residence’s amenities include a Viking/Wolf gourmet commercial kitchen, an elevator and two green-tiled bathrooms with antique clawfoot bathtubs. Ebel expects all construction to be completed this Fall.


 The 2,800-square foot residential space doubles as both a shooting space and a private space for high-profile talent.



 An industrial staircase against a tiled wall leading from Studio A to the catwalk that overlooks the floor.