Here’s a stunner of a loft apartment, occupying the full floor of the Soho cooperative 27 Howard Street. A private key-locked elevator opens into a white, bright living room with high ceilings and brick walls. Plenty of details give the space personality, including a working wood-burning fireplace, walls of windows, and the building’s original 19th-century wainscoting and moldings. On the opposite side of the open living space, there’s a spacious master bedroom (with a tricked-out bathroom), plus a media/guest room in between. The 2,000-square-foot pad has just been listed for $4.25 million.
Painting the exposed brick white keeps things bright throughout the apartment, while the enormous windows looking down on the Soho historic district don’t hurt either.
Sparse decor and artwork don’t take away from the lofty space.
The chef’s kitchen, with a center island, is open to the entertaining area. It’s been finished with deep grey quartzite countertops, custom cabinetry, pull-out pantries, and top-of-the-line appliances that include a 50-bottle wine refrigerator. It’s enough space to cook for and host a party of ten. The white lacquer cabinetry off the kitchen conceals tons of storage space, with the center panels opening to a fully-customized walk-in closet.
Beyond the living and dining room, a wide hallway leads to the built-in office, designed to separate public from private. The media/office/guest room offers a wall of custom bookshelves and hidden storage cabinets, a flat-screen TV and large fitted closet. There’s a bathroom off the room with radiant heated floors and a separate shower room with custom fittings and a huge linen closet.
Floor-to-ceiling wood doors open to the master suite, illuminated by south-facing windows with period molding and wainscoting. There is a large fitted walk-in closet, custom remote sheers, and blackout shades. Then the ensuite bathroom has radiant heated floors, a custom Carrera marble vanity, heated towel rack, separate shower room with imported tiles, and a deep soaking tub with a Carrara marble surround. Pretty fancy!
Every detail was paid attention to, so the interior also features multi-zoned central air-conditioning, a washer-dryer, new custom lighting on dimmers, a security system, and a custom Sonos audio system with in-ceiling speakers in all rooms. With all that, the historic Soho surroundings are the icing on the cake.
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Photos courtesy of Halstead
Neighborhoods : Soho