Classic Loft with Retractable Door in Historic Tribeca Asks $3.1 Million

Posted On Wed, November 5, 2014 By

Posted On Wed, November 5, 2014 By In Cool Listings, Interiors, Tribeca

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.

55 Walker Street, rustic New York loft, retractable garage door, library ladder

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.

55 Walker Street, rustic New York loft, retractable garage door, library ladder

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, rustic New York loft, retractable garage door, library ladder

55 Walker Street, rustic New York loft, retractable garage door, library ladder

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.

Related: If you’d like to see other homes with unique retractable doors, take a look at some of these:

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[Listing: 55 Walker Street #2A by Liz Dworkin of Brown Harris Stevens]

[via CityRealty]

Photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

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Neighborhoods : Tribeca

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