This $7M Tribeca loft was a famous recording studio in a former life
This massive six-bedroom loft in the American Thread Building at 260 West Broadway spans 3,800 square feet with 45 feet of frontage facing Tribeca Park; the converted and designer-renovated condominium’s $7 million price reflects not only its massive size, rare arched windows and covetable loft bones, but likely also its culturally significant famous past: Built in 1894, the space was once home to Duplex Sound, the studio where world-renowned musicians including Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Aretha Franklin, Earth, Wind & Fire and jazz saxophonist Paul Desmond once recorded tracks.
Duplex Sound was a fully functioning recording studio when the apartment’s current owner acquired it–and added unit 2D, which was an operational wool exchange–a wool-trading center–in the 1900s. The combination of the two units has resulted in a unique downtown home of rare proportions and bragging rights to four tall half-moon windows.
The home’s entry foyer packs two closets and a powder room; enter the vast great room to behold the perfect setting for grand-scale downtown Manhattan living. Tall ceilings frame the loft’s pre-war architectural details.
This L-shaped great room opens to a dining area and an open kitchen. The kitchen is almost surprisingly functional, outfitted with high-end appliances and plenty of storage behind sleek, white shaker cabinet fronts.
The home’s bedroom wing is down a hallway, getting points for privacy. Four bedrooms face quiet St. Johns Lane and have access to two full baths, closets and a laundry room.
Up a flight of stairs is the ultra-private master suite, blessed with a large walk-in closet and indulgent windowed bath. This condo-combo is more than large enough to accommodate your own musical–or almost any other–creative ambitions without sacrificing important living space. The building offers a 24-hour doorman, a roof deck, a gym and a bike room.
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