The fab furniture is included in this $11.5M gallery-like Chelsea loft; the art is up to you
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The fab furniture is included in this $11.5M gallery-like Chelsea loft; the art is up to you

October 28, 2022

Photo credit: Anton Brookes/H5 Property for The Corcoran Group

Listed for $11,500,000, this pristine 4,000-square-foot full-floor loft in a prewar condominium at 521 West 23rd Street is a joyous eyeful for lovers of iconic, sleek, contemporary design. Along the High Line and the in heart of West Chelsea’s arts district, the home’s Gabellini Sheppard-designed interiors have been featured in design magazines. When starting with a white box loft, the owner’s vision was to create a perfect showcase for the finest in modern furniture and art. In this case, the furniture–much of it created by well-known designers–is included in the sale.

Beneath 12-foot ceilings, standout features include include polished concrete flooring and skim-coated plaster walls, High Line views, a Lutron homeworks lighting-control system, zoned central AC, a Miele washer/dryer, a wine refrigerator, a Creston smart home system that controls solar blackout shades, and a Bang and Olufsen home theater and surround sound system.

The elevator opens into the home’s massive great room through a wall of brushed stainless steel that resembles a work of modern art. At the center of the loft is a living room/media room anchored by a gas fireplace. Above is a home theater with a recessed ceiling projection screen. The space is framed by 16 tall sound-proof double-pane windows and gallery lighting. Furnishings include an 18-by-32-foot custom-made Nepalese rug, sofas, a circular coffee table from B&B Italia and the Maxalto Collection and black leather lounge chairs by Antonio Citterio and Jeffrey Bernett.

A sleek, European-style Boffi kitchen features a black honed granite island and countertops, black satin-lacquer and stainless-steel lever cabinets, two Miele dishwashers, two Gaggenau ovens and a five-burner range, a Subzero Refrigerator, and a black glass backsplash.

A large dining area is at one end of the loft, below a Swarovski crystal-encrusted Tord Boontje “Blossom” chandelier and 14 George Nakashima-designed dining chairs, all created specifically for this space and therefore included in the sale.

A den/media room with built-in upholstered couches is at the opposite end of the main space. This rarified room has the feeling of an art gallery, with plenty of room for entertaining.

At the loft’s north end, walnut steps ascend to translucent glass panels that slide apart to reveal the primary bedroom suite. The platform created by the steps conceals plumbing, electrical, and ductwork along with alternating layers of plywood and insulation to minimize sound and vibration. This private chamber features a gas fireplace with a honed bluestone shelf, a B & B Italia bed frame and a Bang & Olufsen TV. In the bathroom, the vanity and tub are wrapped in Botticino marble.

The aforementioned elevated walnut platform runs the perimeter of the loft. The second bedroom faces north while the third faces west, all with translucent sliding glass panels and marble-clad bathrooms.

The 1914 loft building, known as The Artists Condominium, is a boutique residence offering a part-time doorman, with The High Line as a one-in-a-million back yard.

[Listing details: 521 West 23rd Street, #4 at CityRealty]

[At The Corcoran Group by Ernie Goldberg and Darren Kearns]


Photo credit: Anton Brookes/H5 Property for The Corcoran Group

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