This five-story, 3,231-square-foot Tribeca townhouse has quite a story behind it. Located at 155 Duane Street, the 1830s red brick home was allegedly used in the Civil War to make antiseptic soap. Today’s owner is W. Robert Curtis, who gained some recognition years ago for suing the neighborhood’s star chef David Bouley of ruining his block by dumping trash from his restaurant Bouley Studio. Curtis, who has put the house up for rent anywhere from $18,000 to $35,000 a month, rented this pad to Channing Tatum in the summer of 2012, and now it’s on the market for a cool $6.5 million.
The two-bedroom home boasts open-steel stairs, the original pine beams and the building’s original mechanical hoist, which you can spot pictured above. It was originally used as a live/work space, with the office on the bottom two floors, but the ground floor is now being marketed as potential retail.
The steel and pine open staircase connects all four floors of living space. Throughout, there are oak floors, exposed oak beams, and lots of exposed brick.
Despite all the space, there are only two bedrooms: A guest bedroom, with its own marble shower and bath, is on the first floor, and the master bedroom is above. The master bedroom, bathroom and dressing area/closet take up the entire third floor. The bed is separated by a floor-to-ceiling steel and glass sliding door.
The kitchen and dining room take up the entire fourth floor–this townhouse requires a lot of stair schlepping. The listing calls the kitchen “nothing short of perfection.” Fancy appliances include a Viking commercial range, a SubZero refrigerator, and a Miele dishwasher. It’s outfitted with black stained poplar cabinets and black marble countertops. The living room, which features the original mechanical hoist, is located right above on the fifth floor.
Keep on climbin’, this time up a circular staircase, and you’ll finally reach the townhouse’s private terrace. From the lush planted roof deck you’ve got views of New York City to the east, south and west. The listing calls it a “dream home,” and it’s certainly a place worthy of a dreamboat like Channing Tatum. Is his company included with that $6.5 million price tag, too? In that case, we’ll take it.
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Neighborhoods : Tribeca