While most lofts offer a spacious open interior, this recently-listed $2.5 million Chelsea triplex extends vertically as well; a stylish recent renovation gets creative with windows and skylights to maximize light flow throughout all three floors. The 1,797-square-foot, two-bedroom condo at 251 West 19th Street–known as Chelsea 19, the classic loft building was built in 1910 and converted to condos in 2002–is just the spot for a three-story soiree (or a well-divided live-and-work space).
After entering through a small foyer, you’ll find a wet bar (it could also be used as a prep sink for a busy cook) for cocktails upon arrival. The adjacent living room area offers plenty of space to congregate under soaring nearly-17-foot beamed ceilings highlighted by custom lighting fixtures and a wall of windows and skylights; a glass panel in the room’s custom slate tile floor can provide creative illumination above and below–or a full-on dance floor effect. There’s a powder room on this level as well.
A contemporary-styled circular counter provides gathering space in the well-appointed kitchen zone, which has everything the resident chef (or catering team) needs, including a vented range stove, a double-drawer Fisher & Paykel dishwasher, custom cabinetry and poured concrete countertops. A rolling library ladder makes it easy to reach the chic custom-built modern shelves that provide both storage and privacy for the upstairs quarters.
A minimal black metal staircase ascends to the loft level above, where you’ll find a sizable space perfect for a DJ booth (sync up with the built-in sound system) or guest bedroom–or a home office/art studio if you’re more about work than play. There’s a full bath and fitted closet on this level as well, and the half-sliding-glass front wall offers privacy as well as drawing light from the lower room’s row of skylight windows.
On the apartment’s lower level you’ll find a large master suite with a custom-designed en suite bath featuring Neo-Metro and Dornbracht fixtures and a glass-tiled Roman shower. There’s also a fashionista’s dream of a spacious dressing area with lots of closet space, and built-in speakers bring the party down here, too.
The elevator condominium has a 24-hour doorman and additional storage, and there’s parking across the street. A prime Chelsea location puts you steps from the High Line, the new Whitney Museum, Chelsea Market and the neighborhood’s endless collection of galleries, restaurants and nightlife, should you wish to move the festivities to the next location.
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Neighborhoods : Chelsea