Last spring, 6sqft featured a pretty penthouse loft for rent in an 1840s ship house at 115 South Street. Now, the building is for sale, asking $13.25 million. The historic waterfront loft building on what was once the Street of Ships is comprised of seven rental units and ground floor retail space which is currently occupied by a chic wine boutique. The renovated building offers Manhattan waterfront living and a high income rental opportunity in a downtown neighborhood that’s on the rise.
115 South Street
Pun intended, this open-plan penthouse loft is certainly no slum–it sits atop a genuine restored 1840s ship house at 115 South Street in lower Manhattan’s Seaport District. Asking $8,495 a month, the character-filled top-floor space is blessed with 14-foot-high ceilings, exposed timber joists, and whitewashed brick, with stunning views of the harbor and river. It’s four flights up, says the listing, but “worth every step.”