Located on Prince Street, NYC, USA, this eclectic apartment has rustic, industrial and contemporary charm with its exposed beams and exposed electrical conduits, hardwood floors, brick walls, cast iron columns and stainless steel counters. It has textures everywhere and then there are the views – on all four sides. Laid out with the dining room on one side of the kitchen and the living room on the other, each zone can take advantage of the Soho skyline and while all the hardscaping within the apartment could create an echoey environment, the layering in of floor to ceiling drapes and a shag area rug create all the sound absorption necessary to cozy up the space.
The building rises 2 and 3 storeys above its neighbors which is why the apartment has windows on all four sides of it.
Since the apartment takes over the complete floor, the elevator and stairwell both open up to a foyer-ed hallway with storage on both sides – including laundry facilities. While the hallway could have looked utilitarian it instead features artistically gauzy light pendants and beautiful frosted glass paneled doors as well as a row of the sentinel cast iron columns. It’s a layered design that keeps the hall as exciting as the rest of the apartment.
Just past the hall on the right is the kitchen which features cherry cabinets to tie in with the red tones of the exposed brick wall, stainless steel counters that play off of the exposed electrical conduits snaking along the ceiling and top of the line appliances including a Wolf stove with red handles. Next to the stove is a storage bench/window seat that gives purpose to the low sill of the kitchen window.
A bar counter is located on the dining side of the kitchen and the bar stools creatively mimic the appearance of the cast iron columns. The dining table has a rustic plank top and turned legs and above the table is a series of lit globes hung at varying heights to give the ethereal appearance of bubbles floating softly through the air. The multilevel light installation was possible due to the approximately 11ft high ceilings.
The living room has a massive mirror mounted on the brick wall that reflects the light installation from over the dining table. The large sectional is positioned to face the media room across from it and high above the sectional is the projector for the media room’s 103ft drop down projector screen.
Behind the media room is the master suite and here, like in the rest of the apartment exposed brick walls and hardwood floors set the tone. Layered into the hardscaping is a deep and cozy patina’d leather side chair that rests on a hide rug, which is tonally the same as the hardwood floor and features a tile like pattern. Doors on either side of the bed lead to the ensuite with the door on the right opening to the tub and the one on the left opening to the shower, toilet and vanity.
The ensuite is clad in floor to ceiling Limestone tiles with steps leading up to a Neptune soaker tub while a frosted glass panel frames in the walk-in shower with exposed copper plumbing and rainshower head.
The apartment is approximately 2500sqft and has 6 wood framed windows on all four sides. There is an eco smart fireplace and fully integrated audio/visual system. Aside from the master suite, there are two additional bedrooms and one additional bathroom located next to the elevator. There is also a custom Murphy bed in the media room. The apartment also has 2-zone central air and a common roof deck. Not bad for a 5 unit Cast Iron landmarked building.
Photography courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty.