While we always love a good listing in a Soho cast iron building, it’s always exciting to see this type of architecture sprinkled throughout other neighborhoods. 345 Grand Street on the Lower East Side is one such example, built in 1888, and an available loft in the building has hit the market for $3.85 million.
The 2,349-square-foot, full-floor apartment elegantly combines original 19th century architectural details with contemporary design elements like large, globe lanterns, sleek teak built-ins, and top-of-the-line appliances.
A key-locked elevator opens to the enormous living space, which features 11-foot ceilings, polished hardwood floors, a wood-burning fireplace, a 40-foot wall of oversized windows, and a row of ornate cast iron columns.
The open chef’s kitchen comes complete with granite countertops, a professional Sub-Zero refrigerator, an eight-burner Wolf double stove, teak wood cabinets, and an industrial-style stainless steel island.
The teak cabinetry seen in the kitchen is featured throughout the home, a warming and unifying design element. In the zen master bedroom a row of drawers lines the wall of windows and a floor-to-ceiling bookshelf separates the sleeping quarters from the spa-style master bath, which boasts a large tinted-glass shower with dual rain heads and teak flooring.
While the home is currently configured as a one-bedroom unit, there is plenty of space to convert it to a two-bedroom. Perhaps the new owner will want to go back to the building’s original roots as a “combination theater, museum, menagerie, and aquarium.”
[Listing: 345 Grand Street, 2 by Joshua Wesoky and Steve Dawson of Sotheby’s International Realty]
Photos courtesy of Sotheby’s
Tags : 345 Grand Street, cast iron architecture, Lofts
Neighborhoods : Lower East Side