Okay, so this two bedroom rental at 5 Great Jones Street doesn’t really have a tree house, but given all the interesting touches in this Noho apartment, it wouldn’t surprise us. The “tree house” is actually a fully enclosed and windowed loft space overlooking the enormous master bedroom and accessed via a metal spiral stair. It’s suspended in such a way that it reminded us of a leafy escape; and the whimsical swing hanging at its side certainly lent to our imagination. Call it what you want, this elevated room is as functional as it is fun and can be used as a small den and adjoining office without sacrificing any of the master’s 800-square-feet, which perhaps is so large because it once doubled as puppeteer Kermit Love’s set studio, where Sesame Street‘s Big Bird and Snuffleupagus were born.
The residence’s unusually large dining room has two charming oversized doors on either side of the passthrough to the kitchen, which is updated with vintage inspired decor to blend perfectly with the original tin ceiling—an absolutely fantastic design element that extends throughout the entire home, including the expansive living room. With beautifully finished hardwood flooring and two grand decorative fireplaces, we don’t think the four-month rental term is nearly enough for anyone to get their fill. Why, it will take us longer than that to tire of the novelty of having our very own built-in swing ready to take us back to yesteryear.
Pleasant surprises abound in this 2,400-square-foot beauty—even the bathrooms are filled with character. Who wouldn’t love this claw foot tub?
Situated in a quintessential loft building from the mid-1800s, this $11,000 per month, short term rental will be incredibly hard to leave. However, to quote Lord Tennyson, “Tis better to have loved and lost, Than never to have loved at all.” And we’d have to agree that four months in this gorgeous apartment is better than nothing.
[via City Realty]
Neighborhoods : Noho