An art dealer’s loft plus a superfancy townhouse equal this $10M Tribeca triplex

Posted On Wed, October 19, 2016 By

Posted On Wed, October 19, 2016 By In Cool Listings, Interiors, Tribeca

There’s a room for just about everything in this 5,500-square-foot triplex loft at 178 Franklin Street–including a coatroom, art studio, darkroom, home office and library, atrium courtyard, five bedrooms, three entrances, and one elevator. From the outside, the 1915 brick building has the same historic loft appeal as its Tribeca neighbors, promising industrial charm, columns and wood beams, soaring ceilings, and lots of exposed brick. The interior space delivers all of the above plus just about every luxury detail an all-out renovation can confer, including half a dozen flavors of Italian marble, remote-controlled toilets, magical showers, a kitchen range the size of an SUV, and custom everything else you could possibly buy for $9.9 million.

178 Franklin Street, Cool Listing, Tribeca, loft, triplex,

Beginning with two separate private entrances plus a common building entrance with an elevator, this unique home boasts a skylit atrium/courtyard surrounded by approximately 5,500 interior square feet. Considering the neighborhood’s history, there’s serious art world cred involved: At some point in the aughts–they sold the property in 2007–part of the unit, a duplex at the time, belonged to Arnold (Arne) and Milly Glimcher, internationally renowned art dealers and founders of Pace Gallery; Arne also directed “The Mambo Kings,” and both are powerful figures in the art, film and academic worlds.

178 Franklin Street, Cool Listing, Tribeca, loft, triplex,

178 Franklin Street, Cool Listing, Tribeca, loft, triplex,

The home’s top floor holds the living and dining spaces, the kitchen, and the master bedroom suite. The 60-inch Vulcan oven range with Salamander broiler and grill with automatic sensors is bigger than some people’s apartments. Also in the kitchen: custom-made cabinets, calacatta gold marble slab countertops, a custom butler’s pantry, hand chiseled silver travertine stone flooring, two 30-inch refrigerators, an ice maker, a 140-bottle wine fridge, a custom bar, two Miele dishwashers, and sinks that yield instant hot filtered water.

178 Franklin Street, Cool Listing, Tribeca, loft, triplex,

178 Franklin Street, Cool Listing, Tribeca, loft, triplex,

Living and dining areas have oak plank floors, 11-foot ceilings with restored original beams, and double-pane insulated windows.

178 Franklin Street, Cool Listing, Tribeca, loft, triplex,

There’s a coatroom with gray French limestone floors, and even the (not-so) humble powder room boasts lots of marble, a Toto Washlet 350 with remote control, silent ventilation, and a heated floor.

178 Franklin Street, Cool Listing, Tribeca, loft, triplex,

178 Franklin Street, Cool Listing, Tribeca, loft, triplex,

178 Franklin Street, Cool Listing, Tribeca, loft, triplex,

The master suite offers a bounty for the closet-challenged, plus 10-foot mirrored doors and a dresser island. To assure no moment is ever dull, there’s a hidden entertainment system in the dresser island, complete with a custom TV that automatically lifts for viewing. The master bathroom, of course, is covered in Italian statuary marble and offers heated floors, “air bubble bath tube,” and another remote control loo.

178 Franklin Street, Cool Listing, Tribeca, loft, triplex,

178 Franklin Street, Cool Listing, Tribeca, loft, triplex,

On the parlor floor are 13-foot original beamed ceilings, two bedrooms, lots more Italian marble and another remote control toilet.

178 Franklin Street, Cool Listing, Tribeca, loft, triplex,

Also on this floor is a home office/library with custom bookshelves and a marble-topped bar with a mini-fridge and a sink. Though it’s not mentioned, the floor plan shows the lower level of the triplex as having two more bedrooms, an art studio, a darkroom (or sink-enhanced walk-in-closet for the non-photographically inclined), and the aforementioned skylit atrium.

[Listing: 178 Franklin Street, Triplex by C. Michael Norton and Ruth Hardinger for Douglas Elliman]

[Via CityRealty]

RELATED:

Images courtesy of Douglas Elliman

Tags : , , ,

Neighborhoods : Tribeca

MOST RECENT ARTICLES

  • Helen Hayes’ former Nyack home asks $719K

    Helen Hayes’ former Nyack home asks $719K

    Helen Hayes‘ acting career spanned nearly 80 years, earning her the nickname “First Lady of American Theatre” and garnering her distinctions ...
  • TBD Architecture designs Tetris-like artist studios for an Upstate couple

    TBD Architecture designs Tetris-like artist studios for an Upstate couple

    TBD Architecture and Design Studio took on the challenge of designing two conjoined artist studios for a couple on the same ...
  • Contract expires for 44,000 NYC subway and bus workers

    Contract expires for 44,000 NYC subway and bus workers

    After the Transport Workers Union and the MTA failed to reach a deal last night, the contracts expired for 44,000 subway ...
  • The pros and cons of living above a bar; own the Big Apple Circus for $500K

    The pros and cons of living above a bar; own the Big Apple Circus for $500K

    You may get special privileges when you live above a bar, but you’ll likely have to deal with noise and ...
  • In the historic West Village Bank Building, a $3.45M condo boasts a 17-foot window

    In the historic West Village Bank Building, a $3.45M condo boasts a 17-foot window

    This unique condo was designed by and for the renowned international designer Tui Pranich. As the listing says, his principle was that ...
  • ‘Ten & Taller’ exhibition maps the rise of Manhattan’s first skyscrapers from 1874 to 1900

    ‘Ten & Taller’ exhibition maps the rise of Manhattan’s first skyscrapers from 1874 to 1900

    Though it might seem that each recent generation attempts to take credit for the rise of the futuristic “skyscraper,” buildings ...
  • With the rise of ride-hailing apps, daily yellow cab trips fell 27 percent since 2010

    With the rise of ride-hailing apps, daily yellow cab trips fell 27 percent since 2010

    6sqft recently shared analysis that 3,000 ridesharing vehicles could replace the city’s fleet of 13,587 taxis. And while this was more ...
  • Cuomo dubs revised 421-a plan ‘Affordable New York,’ advances new legislation

    Cuomo dubs revised 421-a plan ‘Affordable New York,’ advances new legislation

    A year after the city’s 421-a tax exemption program expired, a new version of the affordable housing incentive is officially moving ...
  • This renovated historic townhouse in Mott Haven is only $800,000

    This renovated historic townhouse in Mott Haven is only $800,000

    File this one under things you won’t find in Brooklyn: This pretty, totally modernized 2,828 square-foot Queen Anne row house ...
  • Massive Greenpoint loft with beamed ceilings wants $4,750/month

    Massive Greenpoint loft with beamed ceilings wants $4,750/month

    There are over 1,700 glorious square feet in this Greenpoint loft, now up for rent at the Pencil Factory building ...
  • Weekly highlights: Top picks from the 6sqft staff

    Weekly highlights: Top picks from the 6sqft staff

    Cuomo announces 750-mile Empire State Trail, a continuous trail connecting NYC to Canada Live in ODA’s new Crown Heights rental ...
  • Natalia Geci’s clever furniture system was inspired by Marie Kondo’s de-cluttering principles

    Natalia Geci’s clever furniture system was inspired by Marie Kondo’s de-cluttering principles

    Like many organizationally challenged folks, Argentinean designer Natalia Geci was inspired by Marie Kondo’s bestselling book “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.” Following ...

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTERS

Thank you, your sign-up request was successful!
This email address is already subscribed, thank you!
Please provide a valid email address.
Please complete the CAPTCHA.
Oops. Something went wrong. Please try again later.