March 29th 2010
41 MURRAY #5
What Warburg says: “Soaring 14 ft. white washed exposed wood beam ceilings and original brick are accented with modern materials throughout this handsomely renovated penthouse loft (approx 2000 sq.ft.).Wide staircase leading up to the entire private 850+sq.ft. roof space. Industrial stainless steel, granite and tiled kitchen complete with vented Wolf stove, Sub Zero fridge, Kitchen Aid dishwasher and a full size washer/vented dryer. 2 large bedrooms and bathrooms including a master interior bedroom complete with large dressing room and en suite wainscoted bathroom. Dual unit central air conditioning/heating systems, hot water heater, Pella windows and oak floors complete this home.”
My two cents: A classic Tribeca loft with a lot to admire—a gorgeous wood ceiling and a dramatic metal staircase leading to a large roof, with a cool glass box skylight thing—although in some ways the potential is a big part of the appeal. You could pop a skylight into the southern part of the loft, flooding it with light, and do the roof deck in style—or even build on it. (As is, it’s a tar beach with not a ton of sky; those photos are mine, by the way, which explains their relative crappiness. BTW there’s a fenced in basketball hoop in the back right of the horizontal one! Different building, of course.) The location, on the same block as several bars and a strip club, isn’t exactly a selling point, nor is the windowless master bedroom—unless, like me, you like sleeping in as much darkness as possible.