A Top Model and a Broker List Their Light-Filled Lower Manhattan Loft

At the moment, the world is experiencing a myriad of monumental events, where the news cycle often bounces from the pandemic to the US election to hurricanes. In the midst of it all, this listing in Lower Manhattan seems like a minimalist refuge where one can recharge. German model Katrin Thormann, who has appeared in Vogue and walked the runway for Balmain, and her husband, Compass agent Nick Gavin, are selling their light-filled duplex at 136 Baxter Street. Listed with Gavin and Josh Doyle of The Gavin | Doyle Team, the clean and open space wants $2.695 million.

Loft 5B/6B, as the property is known, is the only such duplex in the building. The 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home spans 1,601 square feet and two levels within the Machinery Exchange Lofts. A former horse stable for the Police Building, the building was constructed in 1915 and sits comfortably on the borders of Soho, Nolita, and Chinatown.

In keeping with its origins, the apartment veers industrial with its exposed brick walls and steel-framed picture windows—the latter allows each room to bask in abundant light. White oak floors and pine beamed ceilings soaring up to 11.5 feet open up the space, creating a truly airy environment.

On the cusp of neighborhoods with such vibrance and personality, this location is a great find. Further into Nolita, a more high-profile pair, Joes Jonas and Sophie Turner, have also listed their apartment.