Among the first things you’ll notice about this impressive loft at 30 Crosby Street, currently on the market for $8,750,000, is that at 4,100 square feet it’s about the size of three normal-sized apartments. Currently owned by political and media power couple Chris Hughes (Facebook co-founder and publisher of the New Republic) and Sean Eldridge (financier and former congressional candidate), who bought it in 2010 for $4.8 million, the home’s interiors–courtesy of an exhaustive bespoke renovation–are masculine, yet intimate, with spaces organized to consider the many facets of daily life.
Surrounded by the quiet elegance of brick, wood, leather and marble, spaces for entertaining are separated from private living quarters–so party-throwers and peace-and-quiet-seekers can easily coexist. The converted Soho loft building is itself no stranger to large living, having had its share of celebrity residents including Alicia Keys, Courtney Love and Lenny Kravitz.
All 13 residences at this classic loft building, built in 1890 and converted to condominiums in 2000, feature original architectural details like hand-hewn timber columns and soaring ceilings along with up-to-the-minute systems like central A/C and heating, museum-quality lighting, built-in sound, home automation and “custom home theater.” Amenities include private elevator access, a doorman and a temperature-controlled wine cellar.
On the extrovert side of this three-bedroom loft, a 37-foot-by-31-foot living room with a wood-burning fireplace overlooks Crosby Street though six massive mahogany windows
Wall-sized sliding doors conceal an enormous library, furnished with cozy-yet-distinguished chesterfield sofas and an executive-sized desk; the perfect space for kicking back with a book or delivering a speech, all framed by dramatic 12-foot ceilings.
The sleek white European-style kitchen is thoroughly event-ready with high-end appliances–including a wine cooler and two Sub-Zero refrigerators–stainless steel countertops and a Calacatta marble-topped island.
Just off the kitchen there’s ample space for an epic dinner party, and according to the floor plan and listing there’s an enclosed, sun-filled breakfast room on the other side of the kitchen.
A custom-designed wet bar near the entrance to the living space helps maintain the social flow when entertaining a crowd (such as the one at a recent Hillary Clinton fundraiser held here).
On the apartment’s opposite wing, three light-filled bedrooms are isolated for quiet and calm.
Pared-down but still luxurious baths are marble-clad and spa-like.
Two bedrooms share a very large walk in closet, and the master bedroom boasts, in addition to an en suite bath, a 13-foot-by-13-foot dressing room.
For your $8.75 million you can at least ditch your gym membership: A third bedroom currently serves as a private gym. There’s also a separate laundry room off the entryway.
The Loft at 30 Crosby Street is the epitome of the classic Soho loft, combining the neighborhood’s iconic architecture with contemporary luxury. The neighborhood is one of the city’s hottest destinations; there are still artists here, living and creating in massive lofts both original and updated, but also here is everything that’s compelling about 21st century downtown Manhattan: designer and boutique shopping, restaurants and lounges, galleries, hip new hotels and pop-up shops.
Cobblestoned Crosby Street itself was, until recently, a hidden-in-plain-sight refuge from the area’s chic parade; but the secret has gotten out, and the street tops many a list for residents (celebrity and otherwise), hotel guests and shoppers. Adjacent neighborhoods include Noho, Tribeca, LES, the East Village, Greenwich Village and Chinatown, and public transportation definitely makes the A-list.
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