This girly-modern Tribeca triplex belonging to young interior designer Sasha Bikoff was featured–along with its owner–in a buzzed-about 2014 NY Times story about how NYC’s young contemporary millionaires live, illustrating a penchant for downtown glamour over uptown gilt. The then-26-year-old–who’s designed her share of uptown interiors–is pictured in the stylish pad, which she purchased in 2011 for $2.3 million and bestowed with a total makeover. The article highlights architect Ben Hansen’s dazzling glass-fronted boutique condo residence at 471 Washington Street as one of a handful favored by the iconoclastic (and well-heeled) under-40 set.
Bikoff listed the apartment a year ago for an ambitious $4.5 million; it has since changed brokers and toned down its earlier ask to $3.75 million. The apartment’s decor–and a bedroom-sized dream closet–make it clear that stylish singles’ pads aren’t just for the boys.
This two-bedroom triplex starts with 11-foot-plus ceilings and an open layout. Separate living and dining spaces divide the great room, and there’s access to a garden terrace. The current owner’s style is funky, furry and feminine, but a wall of windows, dark wood floors and clean white walls frame a sophisticated space that would lend itself to just about any decor.
The sleek, Euro-chic open kitchen boasts a Liebherr French door refrigerator, Miele dishwasher, Bosch double oven and Calacatta marble countertops–we’d bet on shoe storage in the oven, but there’s more than enough room for an entire shoe store elsewhere. There’s also a powder room on this level.
Upstairs, cupcake-frosted pink walls and a decadently distressed pearly-hued headboard are offset by the grown-up glamour of a mirrored dresser and a pale carpet and curtains. Floor-to-ceiling glass leads to a balcony for morning coffee or evening bubbly. The simple and elegant master bath is clad in marble.
Check out this custom dream closet/dressing room that was originally a bedroom with a full bath.
Photos courtesy of Sasha Bikoff.
The apartment’s lower level can be used as an office or media room, or for storage. There’s also a washer/dryer (we’d hope so) and more generous closet space throughout. The smart-looking 10-story building lies in the western reaches of a neighborhood that’s among Manhattan’s most desirable and priciest; many of the city’s chicest boutiques and top restaurants are tucked into its cast-iron former lofts. The Hudson River Greenway is steps away, though so is the entrance to the Holland Tunnel–which, to be fair, is the “it” bag of highway entrances; most Tribecans don’t mind it a bit.
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Images courtesy of Douglas Elliman except where noted.
Neighborhoods : Tribeca