If breathtaking views are the best muse then someone just landed the perfect pad. Noted photojournalist James Nachtwey has just sold his beautiful loft at 265 Water Street for $1.8 million dollars. Now the new owner can sit at her breakfast table and gaze placidly at the Brooklyn Bridge. Sounds like heaven, right?
The 1,650 square-foot loft, resting atop a historic 19th century landmark building, is situated on one of New York’s charming cobblestone streets in the Financial District. This full floor penthouse suite is the perfect artist’s hideaway, with Artisan woodwork throughout, a wood beamed ceiling and a private studio — or second bedroom if she prefers.
The loft also features a recently renovated kitchen with granite counter tops and two renovated bathrooms, including one en-suite. And the charm doesn’t stop there. The loft is also outfitted with exposed brick walls, a skylight, and a unique manual freight elevator.
Former owner James Nachtwey certainly found inspiration from this loft. He’s known as possibly the greatest war photographer of our generation with a resume that expands more than 30 countries. I’m sure he expects his loft — with additional views of the Seaport Big Ships and lower Manhattan — to be the gift that keeps on giving.
See more pictures of the penthouse loft in our gallery.
Neighborhoods : Financial District