Upon entering the building through the entrance on Mercer Street, your experience begins the instant you step off the key-locked elevator into this 4,100 sq ft SoHo loft designed by award-winning architects Messana O'Rorke. Originally built in 1884, you will be awed by the space, which has been completely re-imagined for today. This renovation celebrates the history of the loft while moving the home into its future.
Off of the elevator there is a hallway of hidden custom closets with seemingly infinite storage space. A tremendous 900 sqft living/dining space unfolds with original exposed columns and beams and a soaring ornamental ceiling of nearly 12ft. The area is flooded with light thanks to seven oversized windows which face west onto Mercer Street. The focal point of the kitchen is a 19ft long brass center island which is both aesthetically unique and antimicrobial. Complete with a Sub Zero fridge, two additional freezer drawers, two ovens (steam and conventional), a Miele induction stove top, water filters, a full-height wine refrigerator, double Miele dishwashers, a full-sized Whirlpool washer/dryer, three concealed bar areas and plenty of additional storage space.
Separating the common living space from the bedrooms are three ingeniously designed office/study areas, complete with desks, shelving, and perfectly placed lighting.The mirrors flanking each end of the hallway create an infinity effect, giving the area an expansive and chic feel.
The master suite is the epitome of luxury. A wall of antiqued mirrors define the space and create a muted glow, while on the reverse side two large closets are cleverly hidden within. The ensuite bathroom has a double-size custom marble sink, a large stall shower, a marble tub, brass finishes, and marble slab floors and walls. All of the bathroom floors throughout the apartment are marble slabs with radiant floor heating. On the other side of the bathroom, you'll find a large custom walk-in closet.
Of the three additional bedrooms, the largest is completely sound-proofed and wired to be used as a high-tech media room with equipment already in place in a vented closet. Additional closet space can be used for clothing, making it a perfectly functioning dual-purpose room. The third and fourth bedrooms are smartly designed to maximize light and livability, with ensuite bathrooms. Cleverly disguised by a hallway mirror, the fourth bath is the definition of cool. Slabs of black marble don the floors and walls with a floating marble sink and a brass rain shower.
Twelve-inch Dinesen white pine flooring and LED lights strategically placed above all the windows makes the home feel sunny, even on a cloudy day. The residence is equipped and wired by an electronics architect, complete with Sonos, Crestron shades, a Lutron lighting system, and reverse cycle heating. The ceilings and floors of the loft have been soundproofed as has the one common wall in the master bedroom. Pets are welcomed with a Board approval. The building allows for 80% financing and there is a 2% flip tax to be paid by the buyer.
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