Yesterday, Ironstate Development filed permits to construct a nine-story, 46,000-gross-square-foot office and community facility building at 363 Lafayette Street in Noho. The long-vacant parcel spans the entire block front of Lafayette Street between Bond and Great Jones Streets and sits adjacent to the to the live/work studio of renowned artist Chuck Close at 20 Bond. The Real Deal reported in 2008 that Close filed a lawsuit against the previous property owner, Olmstead Properties, to prevent the construction of an office building that would block the loft building’s natural light, which he argued many of the artists inside depend on. But the project seems to be moving ahead.
At 55 Great Jones Street, a historic 1910 building in Noho, each of the seven stories has been converted into lofty co-op apartments. This one occupies the entire fifth floor for a total of 2,200 square feet. And because the building is surrounded by two squat, single-story structures, the unit comes with a rare four exposures. Never a bad thing to complement an apartment that’s lofty to begin with.
This classic loft at 49 Bleecker Street comes completely furnished, all set up for a short-term rental at $6,500 a month. It may be suitable for corporate renters as the listing suggests, but the 950-square-foot co-op on a perfect Noho block looks like it would be just as much fun if you’re in town for play rather than work. Funky flea market-chic furniture, colorful wall art and cool design elements–throws, pillows, vintage lighting, culturally relevant non-fiction–have been carefully selected and casually distributed.
Supermodel du jour Gigi Hadid was spotted having a look at one of the last remaining units in the Annabelle Selldorf-designed Noho condop at 10 Bond Street. The Post reports that the Palestinian/Dutch beauty viewed the 2,775 square-foot, three-bedroom unit #3B with new flame, former One Direction-er Zayn Malik, in tow.
Hadid–whose mom is “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Yolanda Foster–put her smaller Noho pad on the market last summer for $2.45 million after being harassed by a stalker who broke into the apartment and stalked her online. Her latest interest (the apartment, not the boy, who appears to have replaced ex-boo Joe Jonas) looks to be a step up, and not only in price, at $6.49 million. Selldorf designed the interiors as well as the building itself, which boasts 98 feet of continuous glazing in living areas and weathered steel and cast terra cotta panels inspired by the neighborhood’s historic cast iron construction.
The apartment that once belonged to the pop star behind “Hit Me Baby One More Time” is now on the market. Yes, Britney Spears’ old Noho penthouse at 14 East 4th Street, a.k.a. the Silk Building, is looking for $7.6 million. This price tag is only the latest in a saga of trying to sell the place. It begins in 2002, when Britney purchased her penthouse for $3 million. She quickly listed it in 2004 for $6 million and the unit went through many price cuts before finally selling in 2006 for $4 million. The new buyers then listed the apartment in 2008 for $6.595 million and experimented with different price cuts until 2011; it never sold. Then it hit the market last year for $9 million, now it’s back with another price cut. This apartment is about as unpredictable as its former owner.
Current photo of the Schumacher by 6sqft
Looks like Jonah Hill is battening down the hatches in hopes of finding a new Downtown pad. Three years ago, the actor bought a Soho loft at 27 Howard Street for $2.65 million, but put it on the market in August 2014 for a hefty $3.8 million. Back in March, he chopped the price to $3.5 million, and now a tipster tells us that he was seen taking photos outside The Schumacher, the newly unveiled Noho condo conversion at 36 Bleecker Street.
If you’ve got something going for you, flaunt it. That’s the case with this apartment at 644 Broadway, a NoHo co-op building, and its windows. These glorious windows are from an impressive building, formerly known as the Manhattan Savings Institution Bank Building. It was constructed in 1890 by architect Stephen Decatur Hatch as a mixture of Queen Anne and Romanesque Revival styles with sandstone, terracotta, brick, copper and cast iron on the facade. It was converted to a co-op in the 1980s, and the grand facade still remains well preserved. And from this two-bedroom co-op, now priced at $4.25 million, you certainly benefit from the extravagant design. The rest of the apartment, however, has been thoroughly modernized.
New York City is known for its multi-functional spaces, but seeing how the concept is incorporated into homes on an individual basis is always an exciting venture, and this transitional space in Noho is no exception. Designed by Wettling Architects, the very cool apartment was renovated to be both a home and a gathering hall for performances and benefits. Plus, it’s full of vintage accessories reminiscent of an an old school New York many of us have only seen on TV, an interesting fact considering it was once home to “Law & Order: SVU” star B.D. Wong.
What’s a loft apartment without the big windows? In this case, at a co-op for sale in Noho, windows are everything. Located inside Bleecker Tower at 644 Broadway, it’s a sprawling, open loft with floor-to-ceiling arched windows reaching 13 feet high and spanning 20 feet wide. That’s paired with upgrades and restorations to the space, which was formerly known as the Manhattan Savings Institute bank building when it was built in 1898. As a residence, it’s so impressive that it won the American Institute of Architects award for Outstanding Interiors in 2015. And you can now own it for $7.495 million.
Ricky Martin moved into 40 Bond–the Herzog & de Meuron-designed Noho condo famous for its graffiti gate and green glass/green cast iron facade–back in 2007, shortly after the building was completed. He paid $5.7 million for unit 6C, which is perfectly spacious and lovely, but has had a bit of trouble getting it off his hands, first trying to rent it and then listing it for $8.3 million back in 2013. But the Post reports that the Latin pop star has finally found a buyer, who paid $7.55 million for the three-bedroom pad.