Located on a bustling but attractive street in the indisputably popular and convenient Flatiron District, this fourth-floor loft co-op at 14 West 17th Street looks like a home we might not want to leave. Asking $2,975,000, the two-bedroom-plus-office loft maintains a balance of well-preserved history, modern style, and the kind of warmth found in a custom renovation.
The co-op’s current owner is Henri Bendel department store president Chris Fiore, who purchased it for $1,275,000 in 2006–a significant leap in value, but there has clearly been some investment in the space, and the neighborhood‘s ascent goes without saying. What works so well here are elegant finishes and loft charm, done well enough that the home doesn’t need to distract with quirky artists’ effects or super-luxury finishes by an ambitious developer or expensive designer.
Historic details in the 1906 loft include original maple hardwood floors, huge windows with original oak frames, 11-foot barrel-vaulted ceilings, exposed brick, and three massive columns. The loft’s main space is 47 feet wide; that undoubtedly makes for quite an impact, but it’s also arranged into more comfortable living spaces.
A well-turned-out kitchen nevertheless keeps its loft spirit. Viking, Miele and Sub-Zero appliances are ready for action, and there’s plenty of space for dining.
Both of the loft’s legit bedrooms are spacious, closet-positive and lovely in their own ways, with painted and exposed brick and those big wood-framed windows. A master bedroom has an en-suite bath.
There’s an additional interior room perfect for a home office, guest room, or a bedroom if you really need a third. It also looks to be where the elevator lands, which might be a little tricky. You’ll also find two renovated full baths and a full-size washer/dryer. The building offers a key-locked elevator and common storage.
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Neighborhoods : Flatiron