Numerous loft buildings went up in Tribeca in the mid-19th century, part of a development boom prompted by subway construction in the area. Some of those buildings remain, including this Duane Street beauty that was converted to a five-unit condominium in 2002. The stone and masonry construction features an Italianate facade lined with picturesque arched windows.
Interiors are airy and bright, courtesy of 13-foot ceilings and floor-to-ceiling arched windows in the spacious living-and-dining area. Everything is painted white at the moment, providing a clean canvas to showcase historic features and architectural lines. In particular, the original maple floors and exposed-brick walls are emblems of another time.
The chef's kitchen only appears understated, tucked away at one end of the living-and-dining space. In reality, it's kitted out with Bosch and Thermador appliances, including an outdoor-vented five-burner cooktop, plus a stainless-steel center island with seating space. Just off the kitchen, an eye-catching maple-and-steel staircase leads to a mezzanine library lined with custom maple bookshelves.
And there are probably enough bookshelves and storage spaces in the loft (including floor-to-ceiling closets lining the hallway) to handle a family's worth of stuff. The hallway leads to a private wing that holds two bedrooms and a generously sized office with more custom-milled bookshelves. A basement storage room, where you can pile in more belongings, is also part of the package.
Admittedly, 2019-Tribeca is less for artists than for buzzy museums, chic co-working spaces, and high-end restaurants. That said, if you're on the hunt for a home with studio space in the neighborhood, then this one could be tough to beat. The private wing also features a 15-by-23-foot studio flooded with natural light, thanks to a trio of large windows across one wall. The space could also be converted into more bedrooms and bathrooms, the listing notes.
If you're ready to make this sunny loft your home, then head over to halstead.com for all the details.