This $4.75 million Soho loft at 138 Grand Street–in one of the neighborhood’s original artists’ co-op buildings–is an authentic 1977 conversion that’s completely updated for today’s live/work demands. The Ironclad Artists’ loft building is a six-story icon with a rich architectural history that’s significant to the neighborhood, distinguishable by features like a cast iron facade and a mansard roof. Within, this fifth-floor home is quiet and serene while also surrounded by the heart of Soho.
A true Soho loft with the understatedly luxurious update, the apartment boasts a wall of windows facing west, a massive living room, an art studio, four bedrooms, two large bathrooms and a home office. Getting to your loft? Covered. Two elevators service the building’s 17 large-scale lofts; one fully automatic oversized lift was modernized last year. There is also a manual freight elevator that opens directly into the home.
An open floor plan makes living, working, creating and entertaining more exciting. An eat-in kitchen also has two oversized windows overlooking the iconic Police Building. The loft gets plenty of natural light throughout the day from two exposures.
The two extra large bathrooms have exposed brick; one features a stand-alone soaking tub and the other offers a walk-in shower–and a washer and dryer.
Originally built in 1869, 138 Grand Street was designed by architect William Field & Son for clothing manufacturer Charles Hastings. The building was developed as an artist-in-residence loft cooperative in 1977 by the late British-born artist Peter Gee. Gee was also a developer who converted many artists’ lofts of the day into galleries and residential co-ops, including the Puck Building–above which developer Jared Kushner recently installed a collection of pricey penthouses–among others in Soho and Tribeca. Many of the original group of artists still live, create and thrive in the building.
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Images courtesy of Douglas Elliman.
Neighborhoods : Soho