This elegant two-bedroom condo in the Tribeca area of Manhattan has just been offered for sale at $4.7 million by Czech magazine cover star Karolina Kurkova. Originally a 19th-century cast-iron warehouse and converted to apartments in 2004, the celeb-favored River Lofts building — Meryl Streep and Gwyneth Paltrow are former residents — offers beautiful views of the Hudson River. The complex also offers residents 24-hour doormen services, an on-site parking garage, a gym, bike storage, and lush gardens.
When the veteran catwalker bought the ninth-floor apartment in 2005 for $2.3 million it had three-bedrooms, but it’s since been reconfigured with just two bedrooms, two and a half baths and, frankly, an astonishing amount of closet space. Stylish and comfortable with common charges and taxes that total about $5,900 per month, the nearly 2,100-square-foot river-view unit has a foyer large enough to accommodate sculpture, a hallway lined in cowhide wall panels, and minimalist kitchen and bathrooms. The place is listed with Ruthie Assouline, Ethan Assouline, and Oliver Gold at Compass.
Special features of the apartment include an oversized foyer/gallery with a large, concealed entry closet, and more closets can be found in the hallway. The living and dining space includes windows with a beautiful view and custom millwork to hide the TV, while the kitchen is demarcated from the living room with a white glass wall that allows light in, but still creates a separate, minimalist space. The master suite includes an east-facing balcony, a walk-in closet that is gigantic by Manhattan standards, and and a gleaming all-white en-suite with soaking tub. Next to that is a supermodel-worthy dressing room that doubles as an office, with yet more closets and large windows. The guest bedroom is also lined with — you got it — more custom closets.
Kurkova, who’s been on more than two dozen Vogue covers and worked with brands such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent and Victoria’s Secret, has recently become an entrepreneur; She has co-founded her own business with the health and wellness brand Gryph and IvyRose.
So why is the supermodel sashaying away from her long-time downtown digs? Given that Kurkova gave birth to her third child with husband Archie Drury this past spring, the family has simply outgrown the space. Besides, they spend most of their time in Florida, at their home on Miami Beach’s exclusive Fisher Island. But she’ll always fondly remember this flat. In an email to the Wall Street Journal Kurkova wrote, “The best part for me was the feeling of happiness and ease when I would come home from work each day. It’s a modern-day oasis in the bustling city. I have had some of the best memories there.”