You wouldn’t necessarily expect an artist loft up for sale in Turtle Bay, but here’s one asking just a hair under $1 million at the Turtle Bay Towers condop complex. The open floorplan was renovated in the style of a Soho loft, according to the listing, but you get all the conveniences of being in East Midtown. After its renovation the space saw a big price jump in just a few years–it was asking $689,000 in 2012 before selling for $649,000.
Once you enter, a long hallway leads you back to the open white-and-grey living space. Under twelve-foot beamed ceilings, a private sleeping loft was built in with enough space to fit a king-sized bed. Right below it there’s a fully customized walk in closet with shelving and hangers.
There’s a bonus room built right off the entry, adjacent to the bathroom. It was renovated with a built-in desk and an in-wall safe, to serve as an office or casual den. The listing suggests that another wall could be added to create a large, second bedroom within the apartment.
The open kitchen looks out onto the living space. It’s finished with Caesar stone counters, custom cabinetry and high-end appliances. A brand new electrical system, with a fully customizable wireless remote control dimmer for all lights, was also added for the pad.
Turtle Bay Towers is a flexible “condop” that’s popular with diplomats due to its proximity to the United Nations. Amenities include a 24- hour doorman, live-in super, laundry, roof deck, bike room, storage lockers and an attached parking garage. The East Midtown location–a short walk from Grand Central–may not be as chic as Soho, but as least the artist-inspired digs will make you feel like you’re there!
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