New York City is filled with lofts we love; their iconic style is synonymous with the city’s historic architecture and industrial and creative recent past. Even as glass towers and luxury limestone hog the spotlight, the flexibility and bohemian spirit unique to these spaces continues to charm—and their value continues to rise. So it’s still exciting to get a look inside whenever the chance presents itself. This loft co-op in the Cast Iron Historic District is a prime example. Built in 1900, the now-landmarked building at 131-135 Prince Street was the second co-op in Soho.
This 1,800 square-foot home, on the market for $3.295 million, boasts its own presentation website with a level of design that rivals some of the city’s more luxurious new developments, complete with full-color isometric views of each room. Though it looks like a lovely loft in a prime location in any light, the fabulous visuals certainly don’t hurt.
This is indeed, as the listing says, a “genuine Prince Street loft,” with oversized windows facing north and south for plenty of sun and beautiful Soho views. You’ll find the original solid oak beams and columns and hardwood floors in perfect condition. The classic open loft interior is currently configured with three bedrooms and two baths, a full kitchen, dining room and living room, plus an additional full-sized room perfect for an office or den.
The loft’s kitchen appears attractive, functional and elegant in pastel and wood; we’re wondering, though, why you’d put a half-studio sized stove in an 1,800-foot loft (or, for that matter, why you’d put the washer/dryer in the kitchen, though we’d certainly appreciate their presence overall.)
The dining area is just right, with its mid-century icon Breuer table and chairs and wood-and-white combo. Also, very important in a big, open loft: Lots of huge custom built-in closets, which are in abundance throughout the space.
The office space looks like it would make just about anyone at least twice as productive and three times more creative.
A dreamy, beamy bedroom is one of three (or four, if you’re using all space available). One bathroom is en-suite, the other is just off the kitchen.
The building’s rooftop terrace provides postcard-worthy sunrise and sunset vistas and views of both the Empire State Building and the Freedom Tower. Once you step outside, you’re in the center of one of downtown Manhattan’s most celebrated neighborhoods with a world of NYC history in every direction, and just as many ways to spend an enormous amount of money in half a second, so this last bit might be helpful: The co-op maintenance is only $800 a month.
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Images courtesy of Mdrn.
Neighborhoods : Soho