Something about this one-bedroom renovated loft at 55 Walker Street seems to define understated character. Of course the floor-through unit has the typical soaring ceilings, oversized windows and exposed brick walls you would expect in a quintessential Tribeca loft. But this special 1,850-square-foot space has a few unexpected features that work together to give it the personality of a larger home, while still maintaining its stylish New York vibe.
Enter the second floor unit to find a great room with rustic flair, enhanced by the stacks of wood flanking the fireplace and the cherry wood floors that run throughout. Giant windows with original mahogany trim provide a view of the street below and flood the space with northern light. A corner office is perfectly situated to benefit from the natural light and bookshelves line the wall. Even better, every bookworm’s dream is made a reality with a custom library ladder that runs the length of the great room.
A dining area and a top-of-the-line chef’s kitchen open up the space, creating a perfect flow for entertaining. The kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances, a generous pantry and charming accents like a farmhouse sink, a custom walnut island, and delightful wood shelving that is both decorative and functional.
At first glance, it looks like there’s no privacy for the master suite–but look again. The light-filled retreat is actually sectioned off from the rest of the space with a custom-designed, user-friendly mahogany garage door. Inside, the bedroom has a second wood-burning fireplace, an en suite bathroom and access to the private planted terrace. (Just ignore the view of the building across the street). A proposed alternate floor plan suggests converting the master into two bedrooms, as there’s a second bathroom just outside.
55 Walker Street was originally built in 1887 and converted into apartments in 1987. The pet-friendly building in historic Tribeca has only four residential units.
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Photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens
Neighborhoods : Tribeca