Award-Winning Bleecker Street Loft with Dreamy Arched Windows Wants $6.5M
Many New Yorkers and tourists alike have fond memories of wandering down Bleecker Street. Popping into renowned bakeries, famous pizza spots, and perhaps passing this NoHo architectural masterwork. Bleecker Tower, constructed in 1898 to be the Manhattan Savings Institute, is one of the city’s most magnificent examples of 19th-century architecture. It was designed by Stephen Hatch and carefully converted into 14 luxury condominiums in 1978 by renowned preservation architect Joseph Pell Lombardi. Adding further intrigue, it was the site of a legendary bank robbery back in the 1800s. But that doesn’t mean its condos are a steal. Apartment 2W is newly for sale with a price tag of $6.495 million.
One glance at this sleek loft with 13-foot-high arched windows and it’s clear why this haven has been lavished with praise. The American Institute of Architects granted it an award for outstanding interiors, a high honor. The great room spans 48 feet, with a 10-foot-long stone fireplace as the star. Nearby, a white kitchen dressed in marble has a 12-foot-long island that could make a chef or avid entertainer squeal with joy.
Happily, the beautiful arched windows are even present in the master suite, where floor-to-ceiling custom twin closets lead to a stunning tub of Italian statuary slab marble. There’s just one more bedroom, which enjoys similar proportions.
With a combination of historic details and divine new finishes, such as imported Swedish beech wood, one can’t go wrong with this sublime spread. Douglas Elliman’s Adam Widener, John Gomes, and Fredrik Eklund hold the listing at 71 Bleecker Street.