It’s already a brag-worthy feat to own an apartment that was designed by an award-winning architect, but it’s even more brag-worthy to own one that was lovingly designed by that architect for her very own sister and her family. That’s why when we tell you that this 2,783-square-foot Tribeca pad in the landmarked Sugar Warehouse condominium is a gem, we mean it. The retro glam duplex loft was a collaboration between designer Stacey Ruhle Kliesch, her mother Louise Ruhle, and her sister, the homeowner, Stephanie Ruhle Hubbard. That’s right, even Mom was involved. So you know that every nook and cranny of this $5.2 million duplex loft was lovingly tended to.
The main attraction in this home is undoubtedly the living room, which is right off the foyer. This double-height entertainment space most closely represents Hubbard’s admiration for vintage Hollywood glam, boasting shimmering chandeliers; a bright peacock blue accent wall behind the fireplace, a curved staircase, which Kliesch flipped around from the original design, and wallpaper and artwork work that draw the eye up. The blue vintage couch was purchased on eBay, and the two chairs are from a Palm Beach home. But the showstopper belongs to floor-to-ceiling strings of silver beads that are drawn together like curtains.
Kliesch added a an arched doorway between the formal living room and the sunken kitchen and dining room. The eat-in kitchen has a marble Island, white cabinets, and state-of-the-art appliances. There’s also a private bedroom/den with its own bathroom right behind the kitchen.
Upstairs, there are three more bedrooms including the master bedroom wing, which has a walk-in closet and en suite bathroom. The home’s additional features include dark-stained wood floors, unique moldings, and pops of color at every turn.
The Sugar Warehouse was converted to condos in 2002. It’s currently preparing for more updates, with a new, soon-to-be revealed lobby and additional upgrades. It also has a roof deck with views of the Hudson for entertaining, relaxing, and catching some rays. The Hudson River Greenway is nearby, as are some of New York’s hottest restaurants.
Photos courtesy of Town Residential
Neighborhoods : Tribeca