Live in a former East Village speakeasy with a terrace and a 200-foot movie screen for $19.5K/month

Posted On Mon, November 19, 2018 By

Posted On Mon, November 19, 2018 By In Cool Listings, East Village

As 6sqft previously reported, the building that’s home to this four-bedroom East Village duplex condo at 12 Avenue A was at one time a speakeasy and dancehall. In the much less distant past (in 2016), the sprawling apartment was asking $24,500/month rent. While it still boasts a private roof deck, a huge movie screen, surround-sound, and luxury fixtures and finishes, it’s now asking a still-pricey $19,500 per month.

According to the listing, the 3,000-square-foot mezzanine pad has been home to “various celebrities, artists, and rock stars” and is now seeking a rental tenant to enjoy its dramatic spaces and fun location.

Through a townhouse-like entrance, we find a dramatic foyer and grand staircase. A spacious open-plan contemporary kitchen is equipped with top-of-the-line finishes and appliances.

The grand living and entertaining space boast double-height ceilings of almost 20 feet and enormous casement windows that open directly onto a private terrace. Also on the first floor is a bedroom with an en-suite bath that doubles as a home office.

Upstairs are the home’s other three bedrooms, each with an en-suite bath and plenty of closet space.  The master suite features a vast walk-in closet and custom French doors that overlook the downstairs entertainment space.

Original tin ceilings and updated wide-plank oak floors provide equal parts old and new. Definitely in the “new” column are modern perks like a 200-inch screen that drops down from the living room ceiling, a separate laundry room, controllable custom lighting, and a surround-sound system.

[Listing: 12 Avenue A, MEZZ by Stefani Birkin and Robert Barr for R New York]

[At CityRealty]

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Images courtesy of R New York.

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