Who wants to deal with an arduous New York City commute when you can have your workspace and live in it too? Well, there’s a beautiful red brick townhouse in the heart of Tribeca offering just that, for $20,000 per month. The 25-foot wide townhouse at 155 Duane Street was initially built in 1830 and restored in the 1990s. It features a fully equipped storefront office space with seven workstations, and a four-floor residence above. Now the entire one-of-a-kind building is available for 12-18 months, for the first time ever.
The duplex office has its own entrance, along with an integrated server that handles workstations on multiple floors. The space also has a half bathroom, two conference areas—one of which has a black marble table for eight, an area for publishing and/or production, a library, a Pullman kitchen; and plenty of storage.
Upstairs, the second floor has a guest bedroom with a marble encased en suite. The space also has a sitting room and a private office, separated from the rest of the space with steel and glass sliding doors. This office has two workstations and a Murphy bed for those late nights.
The private master suite occupies the entire sound insulated third floor. It has a queen-sized bed and a flat screen TV, along with a dressing area with two closets. The sumptuous black marble bath has a steam shower and Swedish towel warmers.
The top-of-the-line chef’s kitchen stuns with black stained poplar cabinets and black marble countertops against the backdrop of antique pine flooring and beams made of southern pine. There’s a large marble island and an eight-seat hand-hued cherry table. Serve guests on lavish black dishes and crystal glasses. And enjoy storing your wine in the customized 49-bottle wine rack. There’s also an extensive collection of cookbooks, and equipment to meet your every whim.
The living room on the fifth floor is prepped for entertaining with a baby grand piano, flat screen TV and Bose surround sound. There’s also another collection of books, along with an impressive selection of classic movies. The home’s captivating five-story atrium comes to a head, here, with an original mechanical hoist.
Yet, the highlight of this space may be the spiral staircase that leads to the roof garden and conservatory with 270-degree views of the city. The garden features juniper trees and flowering plants, while the conservatory comes complete with a workstation. There’s also teak furniture and a shower with a skylight.
This home’s prime location is steps from the New York Sports Club with Chinatown and Little Italy just blocks away. Tribeca offers more than 30 restaurants, and burning off the calories will be a breeze with bicycle rentals and the Hudson River Park nearby. Renters can opt to include weekly cleaning and laundry services by the owner’s housekeeper.
Photos courtesy of Levan Real Estate
Neighborhoods : Tribeca