The interiors at this jumbo Tribeca loft are a work of art even at first glance; that’s likely because the 4,223 square foot home at 173 Duane Street is currently owned by artist Merrill Steiger, who bought it in 2008 for $3.85 million. Incidentally, the two-bedroom loft co-op is also in the building where sculptor Richard Serra has lived and worked since the 1990s. Serra, who is known for his large-scale site-specific works, has at various times purchased the first, third, fourth, fifth and sixth floors of the classic early 20th-century cast iron building with his wife, Clara. The sprawling second floor apartment with a separate art studio is currently listed by Steiger for $7.95 million.
When you’re not making art, you can do plenty of reading; a wall of floor-to-ceiling bookshelves will hold an endless collection. Classic loft details like columns, tall, rounded windows, 11-foot ceilings and beams serve as a frame for the home’s interior wealth of creativity.
An open kitchen looks to be a chef’s dream while maintaining its creative aesthetic (check out the cool stamped-tin backsplash), and a living and dining room offer room enough for intimate dinners and arty parties. We’re assuming the current owner will be taking the actual art, but in the meantime it helps to remind us why artists and lofts are a natural match.
The master suite is cozy, convenient and luxurious and includes a walk-in closet; there’s also a guest bedroom and a second bath.
According to the listing, there’s also a home gym/yoga studio or office and storage in addition to the enormous 43-by-19-foot artist studio pictured above.
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Images courtesy of Good Property.
Neighborhoods : Tribeca