Luxury Outlook 2023
An ambitious exploration into high-end residential markets across the globe.
Once one of Manhattan’s bustling industrial districts, today the Tribeca neighborhood is a dynamic cultural center and prized residential destination—a nexus of painstakingly updated lofts and shops in historic, often architecturally significant buildings on charming cobblestone streets. Atop a building that dates to the beginning of the 20th century, this 5,802-square-foot duplex penthouse is a standout among these coveted residences, recently impeccably renovated to create a stunning example of stylish modern living with a strong connection to the outdoors. Select original elements—including stately concrete columns—exist harmoniously alongside contemporary features and fixtures, from sleek lines to such thoughtful built-ins as bookshelves to bunk beds.
New York, New York | The Stein Team, Sotheby’s International Realty – Downtown Manhattan Brokerage
Spaces for festive entertaining and private relaxation are plentiful and found on both of the home’s two floors. An open living room, dining room, and kitchen on the entry level is flooded with light from floor-to-ceiling windows, which afford refreshing views of the greenery of St. John’s Park. In addition to its chef-pleasing stainless-steel appliances and walk-in pantry, the inviting kitchen features a striking marble-topped island with counter seating. Throughout the space, soaring 11-foot ceilings contribute to a serene sense of airiness.
A casual skylit living room and a media room with a convenient kitchenette are located on the upper floor. Just outside a pair of glass doors is a private landscaped and irrigated terrace, an enviable escape for enjoying fresh air and views of the Freedom Tower and the Midtown skyline. High above it all on the rooftop is a rare second terrace that awaits the finishing touches of a discerning new owner.
For more private moments, the residence offers five bedrooms, chief among them a primary suite with walk-in closets and an eye-catching marble bath with a luxurious soaking tub and unique rain-shower. The four guest bedrooms are accompanied by en suite baths and generous closets. Other highlights include office space to satisfy the busy professional, a cheerful play area with abundant built-in storage options, and rooms suitable for nearly any sort of fitness. Despite the home’s historic provenance and locale, every modern comfort and convenience has been seen to, from automated blinds and top-tier audiovisual components to a digital Savant system to maintain it all from anywhere around the world.
Located on the corner of Laight Street—just across the street from the Hudson River Park—the building is a pet-friendly pre-war collection of condominiums with a part-time door attendant. The neighborhood offers delightful sidewalk cafes, some of the city’s best restaurants, cutting-edge galleries, artists’ studios, theaters, music venues, and a riverfront trail.