Rent this Little Italy loft with original timber beamed ceilings and cast iron columns for $15K/month
An apartment in a former Lower Manhattan police stable is currently renting for $15,000/month. Located at 136 Baxter Street, the Machinery Exchange building once housed horses for the NYPD when the department’s headquarters were located at the historic Police Building. After decades as a manufacturing warehouse, the building was converted into condos in 2007. The available unit, which measures an incredible 2,600 square feet and contains four bedrooms, four baths, and two entrances, maintains its industrial roots with original timber beamed ceilings, exposed brick, and cast iron columns.
The apartment opens into a massive 34-foot long great room with four east-facing windows. A monochromatic chef’s kitchen framed nicely by cast iron columns contains a large center island with seating, brushed aluminum cabinetry, Bianco Luna countertops, and Sub Zero and Miele appliances.
Original details, including the 10-foot timber beamed ceilings and white-washed brick, are on full display in the great room, home to a huge living area and a dining room that can seat 10 or more. The oversized windows easily illuminate the expansive space.
According to the listing, two of the bedrooms are large enough to be set up as the master, each situated on either corner of the building. All four bedrooms come with their own full bath, with one master boasting a double vanity, soaking tub, and separate shower. There’s also a full-size laundry room with a Miele washer-dryer.
Built in 1915 and converted into condos in 2007, the Machinery Exchange building maintains its historic red brick exterior and its faded painted name still visible. It contains just 12 homes and offers amenities like a 24-hour virtual doorman, package room, and a large storage bin. According to CityRealty, an apartment at the building owned by model Katrin Thormann is currently asking $2.695 million, and another for rent for $9,200/month.
[Listing details: 136 Baxter Street, 3AB at CityRealty]
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All photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman