$8.2M Soho penthouse loft feels like an airy beach house surrounded by terraces
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$8.2M Soho penthouse loft feels like an airy beach house surrounded by terraces

April 15, 2024

Photo credit: Tim Waltman of Evan Joseph’s Photography

The five-story loft building at 85 Mercer Street sits at the heart of Soho’s Cast-Iron Historic District; the iconic co-op residence embodies the essence of a half-century of downtown loft living. Occupying the top floor, this stunning duplex penthouse, asking $8,180,000, adds the sort of luxury and outdoor living you’d find in a modern Hamptons beach house, lifted high above downtown New York City.

The apartment spans two levels and offers two tiers of finished outdoor terrace. Interior spaces are filled with sunlight and wrapped with glass and city views. The loft’s bones remain authentic, with the tall windows and even taller ceilings that define the district’s most coveted homes. 21st-century conveniences like central air conditioning join penthouse perks like a semi-private key-locked elevator.

Central to the apartment is a vast great room surrounded by windows and protected views. The living and dining areas combine for plenty of entertaining options. Mahogany flooring and teak window and door frames preserve the home’s pre-war elegance.

An open loft kitchen offers two separate SubZero refrigerators, a vented Gaggenau range, a Miele dishwasher, and a wine refrigerator. A breakfast area and a home office space provide flexibility for daily life.

Also on this lower floor are two spacious bedrooms, each with an en-suite bath. The larger of the two gets an impressive custom walk-in closet and limestone-clad bath with a radiant-heat floor. The smaller chamber is currently being used as a cozy home office.

On the top level, the modern beach house vibe is in full effect. A dramatic primary suite is surrounded by glass, accented with a gas fireplace, and given the use of a luxurious bath.

Surrounding this dazzling retreat, Arcadia hurricane-proof sliding glass doors open onto a vast multi-level landscaped terrace. The outdoor space is divided to offer lounge space and dining areas, all surrounded by Manhattan vistas.

Up yet another level, a rooftop oasis offers a spot to gaze at sunsets or escape–or join–the party. It’s big enough to be a private dog run!

The small cooperative offers notably low maintenance of under $5,000 per month. The property comes with separate storage rooms. The apartment has a dedicated water tank and a private laundry area with a washer and dryer. Also notable: The building offers a unique New York City provision with SoHo Live/Work zoning that allows non-artist occupancy.

[Listing Details: 85 Mercer Street, PHA at CityRealty]

[At Compass by Ian Slater, Michael Koeneke and Eduardo Martinez]


Photo credit: Tim Waltman of Evan Joseph's Photography.

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