Heidi Klum Drops $5.1 Mil on NYC Loft ... To Start from Scratch!!!

3/25/2018 12:50 AM PDT

Heidi Klum Buys $5.1 Million Manhattan Penthouse Loft Needing Total Renovation

EXCLUSIVE

Heidi Klum's got a luxurious new space in Manhattan to do anything she wants with ... because that's the deal -- it demands total renovation.

The world-famous supermodel bought the huge penthouse loft -- 5,000 sq. feet with 12 ft. high ceilings -- in SoHo last month, but it's been completely gutted ... aside from the original wooden columns and beams.

Even though it's bare, the space boasts massive new windows for abundant light ... along with views of One World Trade Center, Skyline and 56 Leonard Street.

We're told the loft -- which was listed by Edward Hickey of Compass -- had been used as an authentic art studio for the past 30 years, but it's unclear if Heidi plans to use it for business or turn it into her new home ... or both.

Either way, her options are endless.