For $30K/month, you can live in this converted East Village synagogue

Posted On Tue, June 16, 2020 By

Posted On Tue, June 16, 2020 By In Cool Listings, East Village

Image Credit: Warburg Realty/Martin Davis

From the outside, this East Village building still looks like a traditional tenement synagogue, but inside it’s an incredible four-story home. Located at 317 East 8th Street, the former 8th Street Shul was built around 1900 and converted to a private residence in 2005. It’s now available to rent for $30,000 a month. The new tenant will get to enjoy 22-foot cathedral ceilings in the living room, custom windows with a 19th-century backlit Star of David, a cantilevered balcony, and three outdoor terraces, including a landscaped roof deck with a hot tub.

In 1982, the building was damaged by a fire and though a preservation battle ensued, in 2000, a judge granted permission for it to be converted to housing.

In the living room, there are floor-to-ceiling walls of restored and repointed brick, Wenge wood paneling, and the dramatic custom windows. Throughout the home, all of the custom-made windows are exact replicas from the building’s time as a synagogue.

The open kitchen boasts Italian granite counters, a 20-foot island, floor-to-ceiling custom-built Wenge cabinets, double ovens, a separate cooktop with a grill, a main refrigerator plus two extras in the island, two dishwashers, and a massive built-in wine cooler.

The adjacent dining room features the aforementioned Star of David. Through the glass doors is a dining terrace.

On the third floor, there’s a bright library with floor-to-ceiling Wenge wood bookshelves, an Italian marble fireplace, and a wet bar. There are also two bedrooms on this level.

The floor above holds the master suite, which features a custom-built fireplace, huge walk-in closet, and access to the hot tub terrace. The en-suite bathroom comes complete with a large Jacuzzi tub, and a walk-in shower with a steam unit, rain shower, and waterfall.

Up a glass staircase, a super bright media room opens to the rooftop terrace, which has Ipe wood floors and planters, copper rain spouts, and a custom sound system.

The home is available as a short-term rental with a nine-month maximum and must be delivered fully furnished.

[Listing: 317 East 8th Street by Jessica Swersey and Jamie Fedorko of Warburg Realty]

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Image Credit: Warburg Realty/Martin Davis

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