Listing photos by Clifford Toy
Take a look at the cast-iron column in this Flatiron loft. It’s been signed by Kiss, Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain, Sarah McLachlan, Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant, Joan Jett, The Wailers, Phoebe Snow, Slayer, and more iconic musicians. The two-bedroom co-op at 14 West 17th Street was originally owned by Yoko and David Tan, a journalist and photographer, respectively. Throughout the 70s, 80s and 90s, David staged many of his photos of rock royalty right in the home. It’s now come back on the market for $2,800,000.
Located on a bustling but attractive street in the indisputably popular and convenient Flatiron District, this fourth-floor loft co-op at 14 West 17th Street looks like a home we might not want to leave. Asking $2,975,000, the two-bedroom-plus-office loft maintains a balance of well-preserved history, modern style, and the kind of warmth found in a custom renovation.
The co-op’s current owner is Henri Bendel department store president Chris Fiore, who purchased it for $1,275,000 in 2006–a significant leap in value, but there has clearly been some investment in the space, and the neighborhood‘s ascent goes without saying. What works so well here are elegant finishes and loft charm, done well enough that the home doesn’t need to distract with quirky artists’ effects or super-luxury finishes by an ambitious developer or expensive designer.
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