Lofts

Cool Listings, Soho

Listing images courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

After nearly 30 years, Henry Buhl—a former mutual-fund manager turned photographer, philanthropist, and art collector—has listed his four-bedroom Soho loft for a cool $19 million. Buhl bought two adjacent units at 102 Prince Street and 114 Greene Street in 1990 for about $2.5 million and combined them into a sprawling, 7,000+ square-foot residence. Located in a classic Soho cast-iron building, one side of the home is luxuriously decorated in the Renaissance style while the other offers a unique “sculpture garden” filled with Buhl’s hand-themed art collection featuring works by Pablo Picasso, Auguste Rodin, and Fernando Botero. The 89-year-old is looking to downsize, according to an interview with the Wall Street Journal, and is willing to sell prospective buyers “a handful” of his art as well.

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Cool Listings, Greenwich Village, Interiors, Noho

$1.1M Noho duplex is a futuristic white box

By Michelle Cohen, Tue, November 12, 2019

77 Bleecker Street, Bleecker Court, cool listings, lofts, interiors, studios, Greenwich Village

Photo credit: Warchol Photography, Courtesy of Compass.

Located in Noho’s nondescript-modernist Bleecker Court at 77 Bleecker Street, this unique home was designed in 2003 by architect and educator Diane Lewis for an art-world client who wanted, according to the listing, “a cross between Mies van der Rohe and Barbarella.” She definitely achieved that goal, creating a downtown apartment that’s perfect for anyone with collections to archive and display or who is seeking a sleek, pristine home that does a lot in a small space. It’s asking $1,075,000.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Soho

565 Broadway, Ball Black & Co Building, John Kellum, Winston Churchill, Edwina Sandys, Lofts, Soho

Listing images courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

This iconic Soho loft at 565 Broadway comes with a storied past and a newly reduced price: $6.8 million. Located on the corner of Prince Street and Broadway, the building was originally designed by John Kellum as the headquarters of Ball, Black & Co, the top 19th-century jeweler before Tiffany’s. In 1992, the loft was the inaugural setting for MTV’s first season of “The Real World.” A few years later in 1995, sculptor Edwina Sandys—the granddaughter of Sir Winston Churchill—bought the duplex with her husband, architect Richard Kaplan, for $950,000, according to the New York Post. Originally listed in 2013 for $10.95 million, it’s been on and off the market since.

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Chelsea, Cool Listings

100 west 15th Street, chelsea, lofts, cool listings

Rendering: Spotless Agency, courtesy of Compass

This light-filled Chelsea loft co-op at 100 West 15th Street offers original details remaining from its early factory days, like soaring 12-foot ceilings, massive windows, exposed brick, exposed wood beams, and an original metal column. The apartment, asking $1.39 million, is the result of combining two studios, with plenty of open loft space for creating a home, plus a level of lofted storage above.

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Cool Listings, Tribeca

$1.75M Tribeca loft was once the Engine 29 firehouse

By Michelle Cohen, Wed, October 9, 2019

Engine 29 Firehouse, 160 Chambers Street, cool listings, tribeca, firehouse

Images courtesy of Douglas Elliman

This 1,500-square-foot classic loft co-op, asking $1.75 million, is in a neighborhood filled with lofts. What makes this Tribeca home at 160 Chambers Street a bit different is its former life as the Engine 29 firehouse. Loft lovers will be happy to note that though it has been recently renovated, 12-foot tin ceilings, exposed brick walls, hardwood floors and oversized windows remain. Currently a walk-up, the coop plans to install an elevator.

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Chelsea, Cool Listings

$3M Chelsea duplex is lofty and light with lots of built-ins

By Alexandra Alexa, Mon, September 30, 2019

Listing images courtesy of Douglas Elliman

Within walking distance of Chelsea Market, Union Square, and more, this three-bedroom Chelsea loft at 214 West 17th Street checks a lot of boxes. Beyond the location, the pad is in mint condition following a recent renovation and comes with conveniences like central air-conditioning and private laundry. The residence previously sold in 2012 for $1.865 million and is now back on the market with a fresh look and a $2.995 million price tag.

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Cool Listings, Soho

The original honeycomb skylight shines at this $2.65M Soho loft

By Michelle Cohen, Mon, September 23, 2019

41 Crosby Street, cool listings, Soho

If you’re looking for a quintessential downtown loft, 16-foot ceilings, exposed brick, lofted bedrooms and all, but don’t want to deal with renovations and taming a raw space, this two-bedroom co-op at 41 Crosby Street  (also known as 428 Broome Street) fits the bill. Traditional loft proportions and 1870s detail frame modern necessities like central air, heated floors, custom closets and a mansion-worthy kitchen. Asking $2.65 million, this Soho home spans 2,452 square feet, with a layout that emphasizes privacy (for a loft, that is) and comfort.

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Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings

8 Old Fulton Street, Brooklyn Heights, cool listings, co ops

Photo credit: Donna Dotan Photography courtesy of Compass.

Asking $3.25 million, this authentic landmarked loft at 8 Old Fulton Street is also a well-kept two-bedroom co-op in coveted Brooklyn Heights. Along with historic loft bones it offers stunning Brooklyn and Manhattan views and gorgeous renovated interiors in a pre-Civil War building.

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Cool Listings, Soho

Listing images courtesy of Douglas Elliman

This 1,800 square-foot loft at 55 Prince Street has all the elements of a classic Soho loft with the benefits of a fresh, gut renovation. All the original details—wood beams and columns, exposed brick walls, oak floors, and arched windows—were restored while industrial-chic elements were added, including a floating staircase and steel doors. A rooftop terrace adds 1,800 square feet of private outdoor space and the unit also comes with air rights to build up an additional 2,000 square feet. The modern pad is now listed at $4 million.

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Cool Listings, Soho

109 Greene Street, cool listings, lofts, soho

Listing images by DDreps, Courtesy of Compass

This 1,953-square-foot contemporary aerie at 109 Greene Street has all the elements of an ideal Soho penthouse loft. The three (or four) bedroom duplex condo, asking $6.795 million, is framed by dramatic glass walls that look out over the neighborhood–and three levels of landscaped outdoor space complete with an outdoor kitchen and a fire pit.

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