If you want to live in a classic Tribeca loft and build a stronger relationship with your partner, you can cancel those therapy sessions and just head over to this 4,000-square-foot pad in the Dietz Lantern Building, because for better or for worse, you will definitely get a lot closer in this home thanks to a see-through master bathroom behind the artful hanging bed. For some reason, the space appears to have been struggling on the market since 2011, with a price tag that has fallen from $12.995 million to its current $10.5 million asking. Maybe couples aren’t as interested in being so open with each other after all. But we think that if they considered advertising at the voyeuristic Standard Hotel on the High Line this home could get snatched up in no time.
The light-flooded pad features a sleek, modern design, compliments of David Mann of MR Architecture + Décor. And we’re not exaggerating when we say light-flooded. This place is literally lined with windows, boasting exposures on the north, west, and south sides, as well as a 50-foot wall of west-facing windows, so those highly coveted sunsets are all yours. The living room has wide-plank maple floors and 12-foot barrel-vaulted ceilings that run throughout the home, but the real focal point is a stainless steel wood-burning fireplace surrounded by floor-to-ceiling cement panels.
The kitchen is every loft-lover’s dream, with stainless steel countertops and cabinets, top-of-the-line appliances, open storage, and a gorgeous exposed duct. Down the hallway you’ll encounter three bedrooms with en suite bathrooms before you get to the master. Suspended from the ceiling is a Robert Bernstein stainless steel bed, and behind it is a glass-encased tub and shower. You can take a mini sigh of relief, because the water closet is tucked away behind a door (that is hopefully not made of glass). It might not be the best bedroom if Junior has a propensity for nightmares, but to each his own. Next to the bed, there’s a staircase leading to a private 300-square-foot terrace.
The Dietz Lantern Building used to be a factory that made lanterns for horse-drawn carriages, and remnants of that past are still reflected in the arched doorways and original stamped-metal fire doors. Not to mention the fact that it’s Tribeca’s most desirable doorman condominium, and it comes with a garage space worth about $500,000.
Photos courtesy of Corcoran Group
Neighborhoods : Tribeca