Located in the Financial District, just one block from the South Street Seaport, is this 1,800-square-foot pre-war duplex with a very cool private patio. The building at 324 Pearl Street was built in 1888 as a warehouse, so the apartment now boasts 14-foot ceilings, exposed brick and lots of open space. Even the patio has a lofty vibe, surrounded by greenery against more brick. Although this is a condo, you can now rent it for $6,495 a month.
The upper level of the duplex holds all the main living spaces: the open living room, dining area and kitchen. There is a lofted space above the kitchen that could be used as a sleeping area or storage space. Inside the kitchen you get marble counters and a wine refrigerator. There’s also a remote-controlled movie screen with a projector and surround sound on this floor–modern perks to a space dominated by exposed brick, a wood-burning fireplace and oversized factory windows.
The lower level holds the master bedroom and leads out to the private patio. Moveable steel and glass paneled doors create a lofty space when open, or increase the unit’s privacy when closed. And the original beamed ceilings reach a height of 10 feet.
While beamed ceilings also adorn the master bedroom, it has a much more modern look with all the glass paneling. The adjoining full bathroom has a waterfall shower and Jacuzzi tub.
Through another large sliding glass door is the spacious patio. The high, brick-lined walls mean this space feels especially private and cozy, like a world unto itself. As the listing points out, it’s nice for any season, in night or daytime. We’ve never seen an outdoor space look so wonderfully lofty!
Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Neighborhoods : Financial District