It’s rare that a listing gives you a backstory to the apartment it’s trying to sell, but that’s the case with this unit at 426 West Broadway, a condo building in Soho. Here it goes: “It literally took a year of demolition, permit wrangling, and construction to finalize this $600,000.00 renovation that saw a Pop Art-inspired bachelor pad stripped down to its 19th-century shell.” The result is a two-bedroom, two-bathroom loft apartment that now relishes its “original industrial charms,” as the listing calls it. Our opinion? It’s a big step up from a bachelor pad. The asking price comes in at $3.5 million.
Said renovation uncovered prewar apartment details like cast iron columns, exposed ceiling joists, brick walls, a sculptural masonry fireplace and mahogany floors. There’s a large “great room” with an open kitchen, living room and dining room, offering enough space to carve out separate nooks.
Listing photos offer a closeup view of the apartment decor. Warm brown tones and leather furniture throughout keep the loft feeling relaxed and comfortable. (It hasn’t totally abandoned those bachelor pad roots!)
The open kitchen is set apart from the rest of the room by a 10-foot-long island. There are custom kitchen cabinets in reclaimed white oak and antique tiles used as accent details. That’s coupled with fancy appliances, a separate food pantry and china closet. While we’re not sure exactly what a “recycling closet” is, that’s included in there, too.
Here’s the hallway leading back to the bedrooms. The renovation also brought some high tech additions to the apartment, including a system to regulate the audio, video and lights of the apartment, a projector and drop-down televisions.
Here’s one of the two bedrooms, which looks pretty straightforward in design. Overall, you’ve got 1,300 square feet to enjoy in this condo. Overall, we’re glad the place has returned to its prewar glory, good riddance to the bachelor pad.
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Photos courtesy of Rutenberg
Neighborhoods : Soho