This $7M Tribeca loft was a famous recording studio in a former life

Posted On Tue, May 21, 2019 By

Posted On Tue, May 21, 2019 By In Celebrities, Cool Listings, Tribeca

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.

260 West Broadway, lofts, tribeca, cool listings

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.

260 West Broadway, lofts, tribeca, cool listings

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.

260 West Broadway, lofts, tribeca, cool listings

260 West Broadway, lofts, tribeca, cool listings

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.

260 West Broadway, lofts, tribeca, cool listings

260 West Broadway, lofts, tribeca, cool listings

260 West Broadway, lofts, tribeca, cool listings

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.

260 West Broadway, lofts, tribeca, cool listings

260 West Broadway, lofts, tribeca, cool listings

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.

[Listing: 260 West Broadway Unit 2DEF3E by Leonard Steinberg for Compass]

[At CityRealty]

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Images courtesy of Compass.

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