When you think about a home with a pool, a full-house backup generator and a three-car garage, downtown Manhattan probably isn’t the first location you think of–but this off-the-hook urban mansion at 2 North Moore Street in the heart of Tribeca could rival many a compound in the Hamptons. The turnkey billionaire’s bunker was built in 2008 and purchased in 2010 by financier Mark Zittman for $24 million, who hit recycle and put it back on the market unchanged in 2014 for $48M; after having no luck finding a buyer, the price was reduced to $46 million, 50-foot skylit lap pool pool, three-car garage and all. Now, with a $1.5M reduction, the search continues.
The fact that you could fit an entire hotel inside this 11,200 square-foot dusky-hued modern masterpiece (whose facade actually does resemble a chic downtown boutique hotel a bit) will surely appeal to someone, though there’s definitely a limited market for eight-figure suburb-in-the-city dwellings, so it may take a while.
Designed by Wayne Turett with 65 feet of frontage and a corner lot on one of Tribeca’s loveliest cobblestoned streets, this standout manse boasts an endless list of flawless finishes and amenities, starting with a high-speed Kone traction elevator to shuttle you between the home’s six stories and the finished lower level. There are seven central A/C units, air and water purification, radiant heated walnut floors, one-touch audio, video and security, a top-floor gym with a 50-foot indoor heated swimming pool, and the previously mentioned generator and garage. All that’s missing is a remote-control robot staff to keep things running.
The basics are more than covered with an elegant formal living room and a professional Molteni Dada chef’s kitchen.
Other (interior) rooms include an art studio, a den/ library, a screening and billiards room, a full laundry room, a finished lower level and numerous storage areas. There’s also a staff apartment with a separate entrance (a relic from the pre-robotic age, to be sure).
Endless windows and skylights fill the interiors with natural light and provide stunning city views.
Equally impressive are the home’s 1,500 square feet of outdoor space. On the massive landscaped terraces on floors two and three you’ll find an outdoor grill and gas fireplace, a tranquil dining atrium and irrigation and mist cooling systems.
When all that activity, entertaining and elevator travel gets exhausting, there are five bedrooms, seven full baths and four powder rooms for refuge and restoration. A fifth-floor master suite opens to an outdoor retreat with a balcony, fireplace and spa bath.
The four-block-long historic North Moore Street is among downtown Manhattan’s most sought-after, exclusive–and expensive–addresses. The neighborhood‘s perfectly-curated collection of shops and restaurants plus Hudson River Park, Soho, the West Village and more are nearby in every direction.
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Images courtesy of the Modlin Group
Neighborhoods : Tribeca