This $950K Midtown co-op has the colorful, creative look of a classic Manhattan loft

Posted On Tue, January 24, 2023 By

Posted On Tue, January 24, 2023 By In Cool Listings, Midtown West

Photo credit: Kellen Houde for Sotheby’s International Realty

If this colorful studio at 529 West 42nd Street embodies the creative-industrial vibe of a classic New York City loft, it might be because the home’s current owner, Lisa Menichino, is a downtown nightlife denizen; Menichino runs Cubbyhole in the West Village, the city’s best-known lesbian bar. Located in The Armory, a true live/work building, the $950,000 co-op has pre-war charm and a clean, modern interior.

The 1,100-square-foot space is framed by 13-foot ceilings, large loft windows, custom built-ins, and concrete flooring. As with the city’s original artists’ lofts, the space offers options: Maintain an open-plan home, or convert it into a classic one-bedroom apartment.

The loft’s layout offers room for everything. A compact entry foyer can be used as a mud room or mini-gallery. Steel doors frame a closet-lined dressing room; beyond is a modern bath with a walk-in shower.

The open loft kitchen features white European-style cabinetry and stone worktops. Top-of-the-line appliances include a range with an industrial hood. A full wall of storage reveals a custom wine vault. Plus, there’s a pantry for even more storage.

A floating staircase leads to the apartment’s upper loft. The space is currently being used as a double home office, but could easily become a charming private sleeping area. Additional highlights include dimmer-controlled recessed lighting, custom ceiling fans, and surround sound throughout.

529 West 42nd Street is a legal live/work co-op. The pet-friendly elevator building offers a full-time doorman; co-purchasing, subletting and guarantors can be considered.

[Listing details: 529 West 42nd Street 2G at CityRealty]

[At Sotheby’s International Realty by Kristi Ambrosetti]

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Photo credit: Kellen Houde for Sotheby’s International Realty

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