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Bordering Hoboken, Weehawken, and Jersey City Heights, this loft building in Union City was built in the 1930s as a garment factory. Today, it offers Soho-style loft apartments, but at much more New Jersey prices. Asking $1,275,000, this sprawling 4,220-square-foot condo was recently remodeled to take advantage of historic architectural details like exposed brick, wooden beams, and massive windows through which there are views of the NYC skyline.
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Everything at this Brooklyn Heights loft is a little bit extra–the 18-foot beamed ceiling, a functional Olympic wood-burning stove, and, best of all, a roof deck overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge, New York Harbor, and Manhattan skyline. Located at 8 Old Fulton Street, the two-bedroom co-op is asking $2,999,999.
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Tribeca‘s 88 Laight Street is known as The Glass Condominium, an obvious name when you see this incredible three-bedroom unit. Asking $4,745,000, the ultra-contemporary loft has a double-height, floor-to-ceiling wall of glass that overlooks the Jersey City skyline and New York Harbor and provides skyline views stretching as far as Hudson Yards. In addition to taking in the sights from the spacious interiors, the home provides two private terraces.
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Listing photos by Yale Wagner for Sotheby’s International Realty
Original brickwork, tin ceilings, cast-iron columns, exposed ductwork, massive windows–these details can be found at almost every cast-iron loft in Soho, but at this one, they are absolutely everywhere. And the views looking across at the historic district’s other cast-iron buildings is really remarkable. Located at the co-op 132 Greene Street, the artist’s loft has two bedrooms and is asking $2,495,000.
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Sure, this three-bedroom Flatiron co-op checks all the boxes of a downtown loft–sprawling footprint (7,100 square feet to be exact), high ceilings, 32 oversized windows, a cool mezzanine setup–but its artistic pedigree is what’s really unique. Located at 20 East 20th Street, the home was converted in 1977 by influential artists Gordon Matta-Clark and Les Levine, and it was at one time home to both Anselm Keifer and Julian Schnabel, the latter of whom also used the space as his studio. It’s now on the market for $9,995,000.
Listing photos by Eitan Gamliely for Sotheby’s International Realty
You may not think of Midtown East as a neighborhood to buy a historic loft, but this two-bedroom co-op at 351 East 50th Street feels like a downtown pad with all of Midtown’s convenience. The full-floor apartment underwent a two-year “floor-to-ceiling renovation down to the studs,” according to the listing, and the resulting product is a truly unique home that is reminiscent of a Parisian flat but with plenty of modern conveniences.
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Emmy Award-winning actress Sela Ward and her husband, entrepreneur Howard Sherman, have put their classy Soho loft on the market for $5,795,000. According to the New York Times, the couple used the three-bedroom co-op as a pied-a-terre, as their main residence is in Meridian, Mississippi. But now, they’re looking for a larger apartment closer to Central Park to accommodate visits from their two children. Ward and Sherman bought the loft at 16 Crosby Street in 2016 for $4,200,000 and then embarked on a year-long renovation that preserved its 19th-century details such as 14-foot tin ceilings, exposed brick walls, and cast-iron columns while adding their own contemporary, artistic touch.
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While the interiors at this three-bedroom South Williamsburg condo are eye-catching on their own, it’s the four outdoor spaces that really set the home apart. Located at The Smith Grey at 138 Broadway, the three-level apartment has two terraces, a balcony, and a huge roof terrace complete with an outdoor sauna. It’s currently on the market asking $2,695,000.
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Listing photos by Alan Chorm & Allison Dubuisson, The Eklund|Gomes Team at Douglas Elliman
Located at 77 Bleecker Street between Mercer Street and Broadway in Greenwich Village, the Bleecker Court co-op is a mix of post-war and pre-war structures, and this unit inside also has the best of both worlds. The 650-square-foot loft is technically a studio, but there’s a separate sleeping nook. For the $925,000 price tag, you’ll also get historic details like cast-iron columns and wooden beams along with modern additions like the contemporary fireplace and sleek kitchen.
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At the corner of Broadway, in a prime Noho location, 71 Bleecker Street is the type of loft building real estate dreams are made of. It was built in 1891 as the Manhattan Savings Institute Bank Building, hence its imposing windows and stately architecture. A second-floor unit–meaning it sits behind the building’s 13-foot arched windows–has just come to the market for $6,495,000, and it’s truly jaw-dropping. Other features include a 48-foot great room, 10-foot-long stone fireplace, and 12-foot-long marble kitchen island.
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