You can add Tribeca pioneer and Mariah Carey neighbor to the long list of things that describe the ebullient seller of this 5,027-square-foot downtown mansion-in-the-sky at 90 Franklin Street. In an interview, Rose, a member of one of the city’s most prominent real estate families (developing company Rose Associates manages more than 30,000 apartments and owns the Chelsea Landmark building among others) tells of how she moved to the pricey downtown neighborhood in 2000, when it was “filled with factories and a few brave artists,” purchasing the apartment for (sitting down?) $3.4 million. The novelist, actress and singer who just released an album of classics and performs at venues like Joe’s Pub, is the creative force behind the apartment’s many art and music-related accents.
The condominium residence, in one of Tribeca’s many grand Deco-era buildings, needs no song and dance to give it legs. Its vast size (listed at five bedrooms, and there’s room for at least two more), prime location on one of the neighborhood’s most iconic streets, and luxurious no-detail-overlooked interiors do a fine job on their own of justifying the $14 million ask. In addition to Carey, notable building residents have include Ben Stiller and Bob Vila.
Ms. Rose, who favors ’60s pop, moved in with her then-husband–they have since split and she’s remarried–and raised two children in the now family-packed neighborhood. (She also owns a $12.5 million estate in East Hampton, which, coincidentally, Carey once rented for the summer). The full-floor home’s layout is perfect for a large family; in addition to the many bedrooms and endless square footage, it has a great configuration that includes a central playroom with doors that open on all sides.
Says the listing, “The 11th floor at The Franklin Tower is…perfect for those seeking a trophy space that is both intimate and dramatic,” and it’s hard to argue with that. Through the dramatic entrance foyer, the first things you might notice are the 28 oversized windows offering breathtaking views from four exposures, 10-foot ceilings and gorgeous mahogany flooring throughout. The seller describes her home as “contemporary and comfortable,” which is due in part to renovations she made to accommodate family life as well as her love for art and color.
The kitchen wants for nothing, not even a built-in Miele coffee/espresso maker. There’s a six-burner Wolf stove plus a second stove with a convection oven, a double sized Fisher & Paykel dishwasher, SubZero refrigerator, a wine chiller and custom cabinets.
The oversized master suite has its own separate adjacent den and and endless closet and dressing space.
To further aid in managing daily life, there’s a Savant Smart Home system and a double-size laundry room.
One thing that actually is lacking is private outdoor space, but the building offers a newly-renovated roof deck. Additional building amenities include a concierge, porter, on-site super, fitness center, bike area and additional storage.
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Images courtesy of Douglas Elliman.
Neighborhoods : Tribeca