If you’re thinking how nice it would be to leave the office at the end of a long day and stroll down a quaint cobblestone street to your beautiful Tribeca loft, you’re in the right spot. Because today we’re going to take a look at a residence inside Tribeca’s Cobblestone Lofts.
The former site of a 19th century warehouses, the four red-brick buildings that make up the Cobblestone Lofts was once owned by Trinity Episcopal Church. However, in 2001 CMS Design architect Chris Smith came through and converted the buildings into 32 condominiums. It appears it was during this time that the current owners snatched up unit 3A, so we’re feeling pretty lucky for the chance to take a peek inside the 3,300-square-foot gem nearly 13 years later.
Let’s take a look inside…
It probably seems odd for a New York apartment to spark visions of Scarlet O’Hara walking down a staircase. And where is this apartment? It’s not in Brooklyn, or even on the Upper East Side. Ladies and gentlemen you are in Tribeca, where developer and homeowner Gizman Abbas decided to forgo the typical warehouse look in favor of a more palatial, classic look inspired by a trip to Versailles. And if you’re not fascinated by the old world details, let us remind you that just because a home looks like the backdrop for a period piece, doesn’t mean it can’t be rigged with enough modern-day technology to rival Bill Gates. Because our friend Mr. Abbas has traveled to more places than just Versailles, and his cup of inspiration runneth over. It was apparently enough to convince New York attorney Tracey Anne Zaccone. According to city records, Zaccone just purchased the home for $6.7 million, and it looks like she got a steal of a deal.
You’ll see what we’re talking about here
Wooden floors, exposed brick, high ceilings AND a private outdoor space. Hooked yet? After seeing the photos of Penthouse 5 at 150 Chambers Street you’ll want to move right in. This impeccable floor-through penthouse is $1,714 per square foot — extraordinary for its Tribeca neighborhood. Check out the photos of your soon-to-be new home.
Check out why we can already see ourselves living here
How fitting that this apartment at 135 Hudson Street overlooks Beach Street. The $1.85 million Tribeca loft definitely has a beachy vibe with its distinct white cast-iron-and-wood-beamed ceilings and patch-worked hardwoods throughout. The only difference is this artist’s lair is flooded with light. Get it? We’re here all week. Well, we can thank a wall of windows, five skylights and a cupola in the center of the main room for creating this light, airy space.
Take a look inside this beachy loft here
In an endless attempt to maximize space in tiny New York City apartments, the lofted bed has become a popular mechanism. This usually consists of a mattress hoisted up on wooden supports, leaving just about a foot of space below the sleeper’s head and the ceiling. But in a beautiful Tribeca loft renovation, Jane Kim Design masterfully tackled this issue by lifting the entire bedroom volume only slightly off the ground, encasing it in an architectural glass cube, and installing cabinetry, bike storage, HVAC, and a washer/dryer beneath.
Take a look at the rest of this ingenious space
Demolition permits have been filed with the Department of Buildings for the tallest condominium building south of ‘Billionaires’ Row.’ The approximately 950-foot tower revealed by real-estate blogger YIMBY last month will house 129 condos within a dramatic champagne flute-like design by the architects Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates.
Tentatively named 101 TriBeCa, the uppermost floorplates increase in size to take greater advantage of views uptown and towards the river that most likely will remain unobstructed years to come due to restrictive zoning in TriBeCa and Battery Park City.
more on the new tower here
Wood-paneled walls came along before the dark, dreary styles of the 80s that were found in your grandparents’ basement. Earlier in the century, modernist architects, such as Jean Michel Frank, Adolf Loos and Bruno Paul, tastefully incorporated them in their designs.
This splendid penthouse, located in a Civil War-era building in Tribeca, is inspired by that style, masterfully melding limed oak paneled walls with dark wenge flooring and 90-degree angles. Though definitively modern, this home’s calming simplicity and warm material palette give way to cozy and welcoming rooms not often attainable in spaces of this size.
Take a tour of the home here
That’s right, little darling, we have here a sun-soaked duplex apartment that will make you want to belt out Beatles’ tunes. The 2BR/1BA apartment at 74 Reade Street comes complete with 3,000 square feet of flexible space and a live/work permit — the perfect combination for an artist or entrepreneur looking to personalize their home.
Apartment 1E is listed for $3.1 million. Its selling point is most definitely the abundance of natural light that shines in through the full wall of double-height windows on the first floor and large, geometric skylights that grace each bedroom. The open floor plan, huge exposed brick walls, and 15-foot tin ceilings add to the bright, airy feel of the apartment.
sun, sun, sun…more this way
It takes a lot of teamwork to come up with a winning advertisement, so when renowned agency Wieden+Kennedy enlisted WORKac to design its New York City headquarters, the mission was clear: to move away from the recent “office-as-playground” trend and create an environment that fosters creative thinking.
Take a tour of the office right this way
Orlando Bloom just got a lot closer to Taylor Swift, and she didn’t even have to write a break-up song about him. The Lord of the Rings star has just purchased a $4.88 million three-bedroom loft at 155 Franklin Street, in the building formerly known as the Sugarloaf Warehouse. (We figure that sentence would make Prince proud.)
We’re guessing this building has a certain appeal to hobbit acquaintances as the penthouse, now home to Swift, was formerly home to director Peter Jackson. So, it’s the hobbit gift that keeps on giving. According to the New York Post, the star was drawn to the loft’s “cast-iron columns, exposed brick walls, open chef’s kitchen and wood-beamed ceilings”. We would be too.
Take a look inside the hobbit star’s Sugarloaf loft here