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From the library to the rooftop sunroom and private terrace with dazzling Hudson River views, loft lovers won’t want to change a thing in this perfect penthouse at 288 West Street. As 6sqft previously reported, actress Jennifer Connelly and British actor Paul Bettany bought the four-bedroom penthouse in celebrity-magnet Tribeca for just under $7,000,000 in 2008. Four years later the couple reportedly sold the home in an off-market sale for $8,495,000 when they decamped for the brownstones of Brooklyn. The 4,000-square-foot penthouse loft is back on the market, asking $12,000,000.
Loft living meets penthouse perfection, this way
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In a prime spot at the intersection of Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo, this out-of-the-ordinary duplex loft at 7 Everit Street is in a 19th-century carriage house. Asking $2,195,000, the co-op loft is on the upper floors of the former horse and carriage storage facility for the Eagle Warehouse next door. The Brooklyn Bridge and East River views from almost every window of the two-bedroom home are as iconic as the building itself, and a sprawling private roof terrace provides a chance to enjoy the view in the open air.
Tour this unusual Brooklyn loft
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The top-floor “penthouse” loft condominium atop a classic Noho building at 298 Elizabeth Street is the embodiment of old-school downtown Manhattan living (though its $2,700,000 price tag is strictly new New York). On a picture-perfect tree-lined street, surrounded by, well, everything, this 1,400-square-foot home has the additional perk of a huge private roof deck from which to gaze at the city skyline.
Noho loft living, this way
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There aren’t as many authentic pre-war lofts as there used to be, and they’re getting harder to find. This 1,884-square-foot condo duplex at 121 West 20th Street in Chelsea looks a lot like the real deal, from 14-foot ceilings and original iron columns to impossibly tall windows. Asking $2,695,000, the two-story space has an open layout, but comes with an alternative plan for creating bedroom privacy while still enjoying plenty of lofty living space.
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With pops of color and pop art everywhere you look, Bradford Shellhammer’s Greenwich Village loft at 34 West 13 Street makes it hard to be anything but cheerful. The eye-popping–yet-stylish decor is no surprise; the entrepreneur, who founded the Fab shopping site among other projects, is well-known for his playful design eye. This two-bedroom loft, asking $4,950,000 and offered for the first time as a resale, is a fine example.
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Asking $4,250,000, this duplex condo at 55 Vestry Street is a classic Tribeca loft with outdoor space on two floors and a flexible floor plan–if you’re willing to do a bit of work. Although it’s currently configured as a one-bedroom, the 2,029-square-foot loft was originally a spacious three-bedroom apartment; it can be easily returned to that layout using the already-existing floor plans.
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This loft co-op at 421 West Broadway has the covetable loft bones that exemplify the Soho neighborhood: 11-foot-high wood-beamed ceilings, tall windows, big, open rooms, and wood floors. Anyone with a serious collection should take note: This particular loft, asking $2,600,000, belongs to an artist and collector, and while the space is the perfect home for loft lovers, it doubles as a fascinating gallery.
Step into the collectors’ loft
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This classic loft studio in the landmarked building at 1 Bond Street was, for 23 years, the home of actor Anthony Rapp, who played the leading role of Mark Cohen in the Broadway hit “Rent,” as well as in the film version. The actor, who had lived in an East Village walk-up much like the ones featured in the play, purchased the downtown loft 23 years ago for $375,000 saved from his burgeoning acting career. The 1,250 square-foot second-floor studio–with beautifully designed custom renovations added by Rapp over the years–is now asking $1.95 million.
Tour the classic Noho studio
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If you haven’t taken a selfie there yourself, you’ve definitely seen more of them than you can count–the corner of Washington and Water Streets, a cobblestone block with two brick warehouse buildings on either side framing a view of the Manhattan Bridge, often considered the most Instagrammable spot in Brooklyn. This loft is located in one of those buildings at 31 Washington Street, and it’s just as photogenic as what’s outside. The four-bedroom, top-floor condo is one of the largest in the neighborhood at 3,200 square feet, and it has 25 windows, four exposures, and three huge skylights.
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Marc Balet was the longtime art director for Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine, as well as for his talk show 15 Minutes that aired on MTV from 1985 to 1987. Around this same time, in the late ’80s, he purchased a three-floor loft at 620 Broadway in Noho that was used as a dance studio. He transformed it into a beautiful, light-filled live-work home, even calling on his friend Fran Lebowitz to have her father, who owned a furniture store, create custom curtains for the 17-foot-tall space. The window treatments remain today, as do many other personal mementos, including lava lamps gifted by Pee-Wee Herman and a huge wall of celebrity photographs. Balet has now decided to put the home on the market for $5,995,000 and considering it also has an incredible amount of outdoor space, it’s a place not to be missed.
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