When the going gets tough…put your massive Tribeca condo on the rental market for $45,000/month. Well, at least that’s what the owners of Apartment 1 at 16 Jay Street recently did after trying to sell the pad since April 2011. Available immediately, the space can come furnished or unfurnished.
Known in the design community for its sweeping cast-iron and mahogany staircase that was welded together inside the home in the shape of a double ellipsis, this floor-through apartment occupies the entire 4,200 square feet of 16 Jay Street’s first floor. It has 3BR/3BA and a 900-square-foot patio that contains a 25-foot-high sculpture and heated limestone flooring.
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Situated in the heart of Chelsea’s gallery district it’s hard to imagine that this open and airy loft at 420 West 25th Street only measures 1,200 square feet. Its twelve-foot ceilings, Nordic Ash floors, and oversized windows give the impression of a much larger space with a chic and sophisticated feel.
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It’s New York. We live in close proximity and have all had those annoying neighbors — the man that moves his furniture around in the middle of the night, the college students that blast electronic music, and the couple with the dog that never stops howling. It’s not every day, though, that you get neighbors operating a full-on filming studio out of their home, but that’s exactly what Chelsea residents accused interior designer Betsy Morgan and her husband Jonathan Cary of, according to the New York Post. It was reported that Morgan was illegally advertising her $6 million West 21st Street townhouse on numerous websites for film locations and photography shoots at the rate of $850 per day, the ruckus from which did not make neighbors happy.
The couple is now making headlines again by purchasing the city’s largest available simplex at 84 Mercer Street. The $4.5 million, 9,000-square-foot loft is definitely camera worthy with its original wooden beams and columns, huge open layout, and remarkable potential for displaying art, but let’s hope Ms. Morgan will not be bringing any outside cameras into her new pad.
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Leo Yoshimura, a set designer and art director for late night television shows like Saturday Night Live and the Late Show with Conan O’Brien, has purchased unit 5W at SoHo’s 565 Broadway for $4.2 million through a listing held by Keller Williams. This is a D2 class/artist in residence building, meaning it’s a former industrial site that was converted to residential and now its apartments must be inhabited by a certified artist.
The artistically designed loft seamlessly blends historic character with sleek modernism. Original columns punctuate the 2,740-square-foot 3BR/3BA space, which retains its large windows and high ceilings. The interior window cutouts let natural light traverse the entire unit, as does the contemporary frosted glass divider that leads into the boldly painted red den.
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Situated in an 1880s factory building, this intriguing 1-bedroom, 2-bath home at 474 Greenwich Street offers surprises at every turn. From its adorable checkered kitchen floor to the exposed beam ceilings, every room is a conversation starter. We aren’t sure what the exposed brick walls would say if they could talk (that’s over 100 years of secrets hidden away!) but we certainly have a lot to tell.
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In 1915, when this classic factory building was commissioned by the Kirkman & Son Soap Company in a gritty industrial section of Brooklyn, it’s doubtful anyone could have envisioned its reincarnation as a high-end luxury condominium with its locale now fashionably referred to as DUMBO.
Quite frankly, with its simple brick façade, one still might be hard-pressed to equate the 7-story brick building at 37 Bridge Street with any kind of residential grandeur — but you know what they say about judging a book by its cover.
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According to city records, this spacious contemporary duplex apartment at 200 West Houston Street just sold yesterday for $2 million through a listing held by Douglas Elliman‘s Donald Kemper.
Located at the gateway to the Village and Soho, 200 West Houston Street was built in 1869 and today has 29 apartments on four floors. The stunning 2 BR/2 BA modern apartment sits on the top floor and boasts 1,800 square feet of space filled with natural light that pours in from its expansive windows and skylights.
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According to public records, unit 2D at 137 Duane Street in Tribeca was recently sold by photographer Sebastiano Tomada for $1,995,000 via Douglas Elliman.
Located in the Tribeca South Historic District, the spacious apartment has a long, narrow floor plan, perfect for open-layout lovers or someone looking for a live/work space. 14-foot ceilings, natural oak floors, and entryways on both Duane and Thomas Streets are just a few of the other selling points. Is it worth its price tag? Find out more about the space ahead, and let us know your thoughts in the comments.
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The late modern dance choreographer Joan Miller‘s Soho loft was just purchased for $1.5 million by film director Chiara Clemente and her partner Tyler John Thompson.
The spacious, sun-filled loft is situated in a boutique, prewar, six-story co-op at the corner of Crosby and Grand Streets. The hip locale perfectly suits Clemente and Thompson’s M.O. — the duo have been featured in all the coolest mags and sites, from Purple to W magazine to Opening Ceremony. Clemente has even worked with legendary photographer Bruce Weber.
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