Co-op in Nolita’s historic Astor Memorial School, featured in ‘Modern Love’ series, asks $3.5M

Posted On Mon, October 28, 2019 By

Posted On Mon, October 28, 2019 By In Cool Listings, Nolita

Listing images by Donna Dotan; courtesy of Compass

Fans of Amazon’s popular Modern Love series will remember this co-op as the building where Anne Hathaway’s character lives in Episode 3. But architecture buffs may recognize that the striking Victorian Gothic structure was designed by none other than Calvert Vaux as the Astor Memorial School in the late 1880s. The parlor floor unit inside this landmarked building at 256 Mott Street has just listed for $3.5 million, offering the rare chance to own a truly historic residence with a prime Nolita address right across the street from Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

256 Mott Street, Nolita, Co-ops, Modern Love, Anne Hathaway, Cool Listings

256 Mott Street, Nolita, Co-ops, Modern Love, Anne Hathaway, Cool Listings

256 Mott Street, Nolita, Co-ops, Modern Love, Anne Hathaway, Cool Listings

256 Mott Street, Nolita, Co-ops, Modern Love, Anne Hathaway, Cool Listings

The entrance opens right into a 50′ by 33′ living room with eight windows, each seven feet tall, framed by restored millwork, and featuring views of the Cathedral.

There’s also a decorative fireplace with a marble mantle, original cast-iron columns, and pinewood flooring reclaimed from beams in a Louisiana textile mill. A windowed sitting area and nook offer the potential to create a small home office within the expansive room.

256 Mott Street, Nolita, Co-ops, Modern Love, Anne Hathaway, Cool Listings

256 Mott Street, Nolita, Co-ops, Modern Love, Anne Hathaway, Cool Listings

The living room is open to a dining area and windowed kitchen with a large island and custom walnut cabinetry.

256 Mott Street, Nolita, Co-ops, Modern Love, Anne Hathaway, Cool Listings

256 Mott Street, Nolita, Co-ops, Modern Love, Anne Hathaway, Cool Listings

256 Mott Street, Nolita, Co-ops, Modern Love, Anne Hathaway, Cool Listings

The master suite is located in the rear, where it benefits from direct access to the building’s backyard. The master comes equipped with a row of custom closets, an antique Italian crystal chandelier, and an en-suite bathroom featuring a deep soaking tub, a walk-in shower, and mosaic tiling.

256 Mott Street, Nolita, Co-ops, Modern Love, Anne Hathaway, Cool Listings

256 Mott Street, Nolita, Co-ops, Modern Love, Anne Hathaway, Cool Listings

The second bedroom has two closets and is adjacent to the home’s second bathroom, which is decked out in Carrara marble.

Additional features include a walk-in closet off the entryway, an in-unit washer and dryer, and 11’7” ceiling heights throughout the roughly 1,800 square-foot home. Owners will also get access to a private storage unit in the basement.

256 Mott Street, Nolita, Co-ops, Modern Love, Anne Hathaway, Cool Listings

Known also as the Fourteenth Ward Industrial School, 256 Mott is located between Prince and Houston Streets. Architectural firm Vaux & Radford designed the distinctive building for the Children’s Aid Society in 1888. John Jacob Astor provided funds for the construction, which was also envisioned as a memorial to his wife.

The exterior features a gabled roof, arched windows, and flourishes in carved stone, terracotta, and pressed Philadelphia brick. The building was converted to co-ops in 1972 and landmarked in 1977.

[Listing: 256 Mott Street, Unit PARLOR by Todd Lewin and Michael Rubin of Compass]

[At CityRealty]

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Listing images by Donna Dotan; courtesy of Compass

 

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