The listing calls this building at 799 Washington Street “one of the last grand historic structures in prime meatpacking district.” And it could be yours for a cool $75 million. Turning it into a mega-mansion, however, will require serious work. (Though there’s no lack for inspiration when it comes to mega-mansions in New York.) The 23,000-square-foot structure is currently configured as a high-end film studio and commercial space, topped off with a residential penthouse unit. Other suggestions to any deep-pocketed buyer, per the listing, include conversions to a boutique hotel or a multi-unit, live/work building.
The stately brick building, built in the early 1900s, occupies a prominent corner of the Meatpacking District.
It is now occupied by commercial tenants on the lower levels–a significant hurdle to get around if anyone envisioned converting the whole giant building into a residence. Regardless, the structure has great bones, with oversized windows, three exposures bringing in natural light, and a multi-vehicle private garage.
A single penthouse unit, with its own two-story glass solarium, occupies the upper floors. The listing doesn’t divulge how big the apartment actually is.
But it’s large enough to boast its very own planted rooftop lounge and lawn. Because of the height of the building, you’re offered unobstructed views out toward the Highline and Midtown Manhattan.
This corner of the Meatpacking District has seen incredible change–since when the area was actually for butchering and packaging meat–and today the building’s quite the showpiece, with a price tag to match.
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