These days, New York’s Flatiron District is considered one of the more exciting neighborhoods in the city. And here, in the East 20s, a massive, industrial-chic loft apartment boasts tons of custom details. Old wooden beamed ceilings and cast iron columns combined with brick walls, brushed steel doors, and exposed ductwork reveal the building’s origins as a bank visible.
The first floor of the 4,000-square-foot spread is open, making for an inviting, airy space, while upstairs, there is an enormous master suite with amazing closet space and two smaller bedrooms. Both floors have four exposures. The asking price for the condo is $7 million, with taxes and common charges coming out to about $6,300 a month. Listing agent is Fabienne Lecole at Compass.
With 12-foot-high ceilings and white oak floors, the cavernous main living space has plenty of floor space to accommodate dozens of party goers and is dramatically lined with floor-to-ceiling windows that provide an over-the-treetops neighborhood view. Eye-catching decorative touches include colorful rugs and playful furnishings, from a Gerrit Rietveld chair to a swing near the kitchen and a little red wagon cheekily repurposed as a bar cart.
Off the living room is a dining area and an open kitchen that matches the flat’s lofty industrial vibe, with stainless, wooden, and glass cabinetry. There’s plenty of storage and counter space, as well as 150-bottle wine storage. Off the kitchen is a terrace with views of the Flatiron Building. Other features include a striking powder room rendered in a multi-pattern palette of black and white and a washer and dryer hidden away in custom built-ins.
The wrought iron and wood floating staircase leads to the upstairs space where the master suite includes a good sized sleeping chamber, a sitting room, and a bathroom that comprises a separate water closet and a steam shower decked out with multiple shower heads. The other two bedrooms share another amazing bathroom.
The pet-friendly building holds just four apartments in total, along with a private storage room, bike storage, and a virtual doorman system. The flat was on the market in 2017 asking $8.8 million; $7 million sounds more realistic, especially given the softening of the high-end market. Either way, it’s a nice profit for the sellers who paid about $4 million back in 2011.