James Ramsey is the man behind Raad Studio, the design firm well known for its proposal to build out the Lowline on the Lower East Side. The firm is also known for its kooky, unique interiors, and it’s given this two-bedroom apartment at Tribeca‘s 151 Hudson Street plenty of personality. Prewar details are paired with contemporary features like a glass-walled wet bar, built-in shelving, and even a custom bookcase that hides a secret door into one of the bedrooms.
This is a corner loft apartment that can be accessed two ways, from Hudson Street or from a key-locked elevator on Hubert Street. The old elevator doors are original to the building. The entryway looks particularly striking with the exposed wood ceiling beams and the super-modern, glass-walled wet bar.
The open kitchen looks out onto a lofty living and dining area. Here’s where the historic details are most on display, including exposed brick, wide-plank hardwood flooring and more exposed beams along 11-foot ceilings.
The highlight of the space, however, has been added ingeniously by Raad Studio. It’s a custom bookcase that lines the hallway leading to the open living and dining room. And it cleverly hides the secret door that leads into the second bedroom.
Here’s a look into the master bedroom. This 1,200-square-foot condo is on the rental market for no small sum: $14,000 a month. And the lofts aren’t cheap to buy, either, as this two bedroom was asking $2.65 million last year.
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Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Neighborhoods : Tribeca