140 Franklin Street in Tribeca is a prewar building designed by Albert Wagner (also the architect of the Puck Building in Soho) in 1887. It’s considered one of the city’s best Romanesque Revival buildings, with its grand arched windows and detailed facade. Although it was built for the Walton Company, a manufacturer of wrapping papers, it has since been converted into 12 luxe condo apartments. This one, a penthouse unit, occupies the entire top two floors of the building and spans over 4,000 square feet. The skylights in here are just as grand as the building facade, creating a truly awe-worthy living area. And don’t even get us started on the 1,640-square-foot roof top patio…
The utterly massive living and dining room is open to the sky above due to a skylight that takes up half the space. On this first floor, alongside the living room, there is also the kitchen, the master bedroom, and two more bedrooms.
Within the grand living room, there’s something of a cozy seating arrangement around the wood-burning fireplace.
The kitchen looks right out onto the living/dining room. With a skylight like that, who would want to put up any walls? The breakfast bar is 15 feet long, and the kitchen is decked out in French custom stone countertops and custom oak cabinetry with wrought iron detailing. There are three–three!–dishwashers, a wine refrigeration system that holds 150 bottles, a Wolf oven, a built-in coffee machine and a Sub-Zero fridge.
Here’s a look at the master bedroom, which comes with a huge walk-in closet and master bathroom. The other two bedrooms on this floor also come with en-suite bathrooms.
Up the wrought iron staircase to the second floor…
…which is truly an impressive space. Huge casement windows and yet another skylight bring in tons of light. What is now used as an entertainment room (but could be converted to another bedroom) leads right outside to the private terrace.
With 1,640 square feet, there’s enough space for a grilling and cooking preparation setup area, a separate private dining section, and a space for lounging. Views stretch over the entire western and southern portion of Tribeca.
This, of course, isn’t the only grand apartment in the building–here’s another penthouse with a great skylight that’s on the market for $20 million, as compared to the $18.5 million price tag here. (That apartment boasts a 2,200 square-foot roof terrace!) We won’t go on comparing the two: you’re pretty much living the life if you can manage moving into either one.
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- $2.3M Tribeca Penthouse Boasts Angled Skylights and Huge Terrace
- Former Tribeca Mansion Now Holds Spectacular Triplex Penthouse Asking $85,000 a Month
Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Neighborhoods : Tribeca