If you love to entertain–and you think privacy is overrated–this two-bedroom Chelsea loft at 130 West 17th Street is definitely the apartment for you. Asking a lofty $4.95 million, the listing doesn’t mention square footage, though past listings have it at about 2,700 square feet. And though it’s described as “intimate enough for private living,” it’s definitely “blurring the lines between public and private spaces” with a shower that’s as crowd-friendly as the home’s three entertainment zones.
Once you step inside from your key-locked elevator, you’ll notice daylight from three directions. The sprawling loft is indeed “sexy and chic,”–though leaning more toward the former than the latter. According to the floorplan, there are three “official” entertaining spaces, a gallery, a living area, and a dining area. In addition, there are several nooks, dens, and cozy corners–some with peek-a-boo windows, in case all that privacy starts getting to you.
The loft’s kitchen is a sleek affair with a massive industrial-style island and plenty of ways to watch the action. And there’s that swing, which always seems kind of naughty and in this case probably is.
Forget being in the closet in this pad–the floor plan mentions the huge master bedroom as just having “clothes.”
Located at the rear of the apartment, the room goes from sanctuary to soiree with a turn of a mirrored revolving wall. A vault-sized, marble-slabbed walk-in shower, “also conducive to entertaining,” stands ready to receive the whole crew; the listing notes the “impressive showerhead,” about which no more is said–but we’re guessing it’s as inclusive as its home.
A second sleeping area or home office lies just off the kitchen with an en-suite bathroom for some actual privacy. Originally a handbag factory, the loft has all the classic details like high ceilings, oversized windows and, fittingly, exposed brick.
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Neighborhoods : Chelsea