$3.5M three-bedroom loft sits in one of Tribeca’s finest landmarks
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$3.5M three-bedroom loft sits in one of Tribeca’s finest landmarks

October 3, 2022

All photos © Travis Mark

Designed by prominent New York City architect Stephen Decatur Hatch, the six-story building at 451 Washington Street was constructed as a warehouse in 1891 and converted to co-ops in the 1970s. Citing its striking combination of neo-Flemish and Romanesque Revival architectural styles, the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission designated the Fleming Smith Warehouse as a landmark in 1978. One of the 19th-century building’s six co-op apartments hit the market recently, asking $3,495,000 for a three-bedroom corner loft.

Measuring roughly 2,100 square feet, the spacious apartment takes up the northwest corner of the building’s second floor. An expansive foyer leads to the center of the home, where the formal living room, dining room, and eat-in kitchen can be found.

The interior clerestory windows–located above eye level near the tall ceilings–are a unique design element that not only adds character but floods the space with natural light. The living and dining rooms also benefit from three west-facing windows. The kitchen has enough space for a breakfast nook and comes with a pantry and a dishwasher.

The corner primary bedroom boasts an adjoining room with two closets that could serve as a dressing room or home office. The two additional bedrooms sit on the other end of the apartment, with one currently set up as a sunny, six-windowed library. The home has one full bath and a powder room, along with a bonus room for storage.

The 19th-century commercial building was converted to co-ops in the late 1970s, becoming Tribeca’s first commercial to residential conversion. The Fleming Smith Warehouse is “distinguished by its picturesque gabled roof and striking dark brick trim,” according to the LPC, which also said the building’s “picturesque silhouette complements its architectural character,” in the agency’s 1978 designation report.

Located on the corner of Watts and Washington Street, the building is about a block from the Hudson River waterfront and park.

[Listing details: 451 Washington Street, #2B at CityRealty]

[At The Corcoran Group by Barrie Mandel and Trisha Gragera]


All photos © Travis Mark 

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