Luxury Outlook 2023
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Remnants of classic street cobblestones and a striking redbrick façade hint at the provenance of the building that houses this sophisticated three-bedroom loft in SoHo. Designed by prominent young architect Jarvis Morgan Slade, the 1883 cast-iron building was renovated by Lawrence B. Bogdanow in the 1990s and joined with a neighboring building to create a complex of contemporary condominiums sharing a tranquil courtyard.
New York, New York | Mark Mistovich, Daniela Sassoun, Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage
Although vestiges of 19th-century style remain—in stately columns, for example—the light-flooded residence is undeniably modern and chic. The voluminous open-plan living area, with soaring 12-foot ceilings and ample space for large-scale dining and entertaining, is anchored by an eye-catching gas fireplace with an extended hearth that creates warm built-in seating beside a wall ideal for displaying art. Oversized windows make the most of the home’s multiple exposures, while glass doors admit floods of morning light and open to Juliet balconies overlooking the courtyard. Nearby are a powder room and a discreet bar area with a custom-designed retractable cart. The adjoining chef’s kitchen, which includes space for informal dining, features appliances from Wolf, Miele, and Sub-Zero and a butler’s pantry with a wine chiller and an auxiliary dishwasher.
For quieter, more-intimate moments, the library or media room welcomes with its relaxing ambience, built-in bookshelves, and French doors giving way to a Juliet balcony. Tucked in the quiet southwestern corner behind a wall of steel-framed glass is an office with windows facing Wooster Street, an extensive built-in desk, and streamlined storage. Secluded on the home’s southeast corner, the spacious owner’s bedroom is accompanied by an elegant marble bath with heated floors and both a roomy steamshower and a soaking tub. The two guest bedrooms benefit from en suite baths and thoughtful closet space.
A keypad-controlled elevator connects the building’s lobby directly with an inviting foyer. Residents enjoy central air conditioning, amenities and services that include a full-time superintendent, and the knowledge that their home helps maintain a portion of the history of one of the greatest cities in the world.