It can be tough to find the sophistication of a Manhattan apartment building and still get the open space and old-school industrial feel of a loft, but this $2.5 million, two-bedroom co-op at 111 Fourth Avenue does a great job with the best of all possible worlds.
In an amazingly convenient (though perhaps a little busy if you’re seeking a neighborhood vibe) spot at the crossroads of Greenwich Village, the East Village, and steps from Union Square, you’re getting enviable city views, finely finished interiors and building amenities like an elevator, laundry, landscaped roof decks and parking, while scoring all the open loft architecture, 1920s construction and walls of casement windows you could possibly wish for.
Designed by Starrett & van Vleck in 1925 for the International Tailoring Company, the building’s 1977 co-op conversion was among the pioneer projects in an expanding luxury housing wave from Greenwich Village toward Union Square, offering 11 different apartment layouts on each floor, totaling 180 apartments on 13 floors. Though the apartments here are big as it is, this one’s a combination of two, giving you even more space to work with (in addition to facing both south and west). It’s hard to argue with unobstructed open city and sunset views, including those of neighboring Grace Church.
This recently updated loft boasts nine original industrial-sized casement windows that wrap the entire space, framing 13-foot-plus ceilings, polished oak floors and a massive corner living room for quite a lasting impression when entertaining. A bonus loft space is reachable by a wood-and-white spiral stair. There’s lots of white and natural wood with bright-colored accents and lots of plants (which are getting plenty of sun), but a space like this works with just about any design aesthetic.
The modern windowed kitchen offers top-of-the-line appliances and white subway tiles.
For private space there’s an extra windowed office or sleeping space, a large master suite, and many spacious closets, including a double-height walk-in closet and 200 square feet of private attic storage.
The view from those two landscaped roof decks can’t be beat, and there are newly appointed laundry rooms on every floor. As mentioned, there is parking (outdoor) available, plus even more storage and a bike room.
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Neighborhoods : Greenwich Village