Lofts

Celebrities, Recent Sales, Tribeca

288 West Street, Jason Bigg, Tribeca

Photo of Jason Biggs via Wikimedia

“American Pie” actor Jason Biggs and his wife Jenny Mollen have sold their spacious three-bedroom Tribeca loft for $2.65 million, after first putting the pad on the market nearly a year ago. The 2,200-square-foot apartment at 288 West Street boasts authentic details throughout, like timber beams and columns, as well as hardwood oak floors. As the Observer learned, Biggs and Mollen bought the apartment for $2.55 million in October 2013 and tapped designer Cliff Fong to decorate the space. The couple moved to the West Village this past summer after purchasing a $6.98 million four-bedroom condo at the Shephard.

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Cool Listings, Flatiron, Interiors

Iconic even among the Flatiron district’s classic loft buildings and historic architecture, the neo-Gothic 1892 MacIntyre Building at 874 Broadway rises 12 stories above the downtown neighborhood with its handsome turrets, Byzantinue columns and Romanesque arches. Asking $6.25 million, this corner loft co-op occupying two of the building’s floors is right at home, overlooking Union Square. A thorough renovation merged two units, resulting in one massive three-bedroom home with a custom-engineered steel and glass staircase and 12-foot ceilings. According to city records, the loft’s current owner is writer-director Tannaz Hazemi (“Before the Bomb”), whose culturally diverse international lifestyle may well have influenced the loft’s spin-the-compass bohemian-luxe decor.

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Celebrities, Chelsea, Cool Listings, Interiors

Photo of Gerard Butler via Wikimedia

Gerard Butler, the Scottish actor best known for his role in the movie “300,” is selling his sprawling 3,150-square-foot home in Chelsea for $5.99 million. Located at 139 West 19th Street, it was featured on the cover of Architectural Digest magazine in 2010, and with good reason: the converted manufacturing warehouse boasts 11-foot tall mahogany doors, a ceiling fresco in the foyer, countless crystal chandeliers, and a wooden arch support from a Bronx cathedral. According to the New York Post, Gerard first purchased the duplex loft in 2004 for $2.575 million.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Soho

Photo of Bethenny Frankel via Wikimedia

After an unsuccessful stint on the sales market, Bethenny Frankel’s condo in Soho is now a $13,000 per month rental. Frankel, star of Real Housewives of New York City and founder of the Skinnygirl empire, first tried to sell the two-bedroom apartment at 22 Mercer Street for $5.25 million in February but to no avail. While it’s now listed as a rental, the apartment is still available for purchase at a slightly lower price of $4.95 million, Curbed reports. The loft spans 2,392 square feet and boasts a working wood-burning fireplace, a balcony and 14-foot ceilings.

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Chelsea, Cool Listings, Interiors

236 west 26th street, chelsea, loft, chef, douglas elliman

This Chelsea loft belongs to a chef, food stylist and cookbook author–so you better believe the kitchen is going to impress. The 1,600-square-foot apartment, once a gritty live/work loft at 236 West 26th Street, has been renovated with chef-friendly details over the years. According to the listing, “The loft had been a cooking school in one of its reincarnations and looks like it.” The 22-foot-long kitchen is decked out with industrial cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and tons of counter space, which is lined in Carrara marble. After previously hitting the market in 2006 for $1.698 million–it looks like it never sold–it’s back up for grabs at $2.249 million.

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Celebrities, Noho

Kristen Stewart just purchased a potential-filled Noho artists’ loft at 1 Bond Street, the New York Observer reports. The “Twilight Saga” actress and model snagged a 3,000-square-foot fixer-upper in the historic Robbins & Appleton building that boasts three exposures, Corinthian columns, a “highly customizable floor plan” and endless possibilities–for $5.64 million.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, West Village 

131 Perry Street, West Village, meatpacking district

Located on a tree-lined, cobblestone street in the West Village, an apartment at 131 Perry Street has hit the market for $1.895 million. Currently configured as a two-bedroom, two-bathroom, the home boasts beautiful exposed brick walls and ceilings and a wood burning fireplace. The barrel-vaulted, brick arched ceilings make this a New York City gem, a design element reminiscent of Grand Central Station’s ceilings. This unit is one of 14 lofts in a boutique co-op, located within walking distance to Hudson River Park and the Whitney Museum.

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Chelsea, Cool Listings, Interiors

If you love to entertain–and you think privacy is overrated–this two-bedroom Chelsea loft at 130 West 17th Street is definitely the apartment for you. Asking a lofty $4.95 million, the listing doesn’t mention square footage, though past listings have it at about 2,700 square feet. And though it’s described as “intimate enough for private living,” it’s definitely “blurring the lines between public and private spaces” with a shower that’s as crowd-friendly as the home’s three entertainment zones.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Soho

From the mother-of-pearl shower with aromatic steam to the vaulted mahogany master closet, this dark and luxurious lair is stocked from stem to stern with custom perks that go way beyond the $7.9 million loft’s private key-locked elevator and smart home system. Located in a classic pre-war Soho loft building at 459 West Broadway, the 3,150-square-foot space is even outfitted with a secret home gym hidden behind a moving bookcase.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, West Village 

495 West Street, cool listings, lofts, west village

The condominium at 495 West Street in the West Village is known for having an exceedingly low turnover rate: Residents rarely leave. Built in 1999 by architect-developer Cary Tamarkin, the building’s lofts were given generous floorplans and big-shouldered details like sixteen-foot-high casement windows. Today, it’s still coveted, due in no small part to its wide-sprawling layouts and fabulous Hudson River views. This 1,988-square-foot loft with 776 square feet of private outdoor space, currently asking $3.995 million, is the first unit in the building to be on the market since 2004.

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