156 Franklin St, 1R - TriBeCa, New York
Nestled on one of the most beautiful cobblestone-historic streets in prime Tribeca, Franklin Street exudes the history of days gone by! 156 Franklin Street #1R is a first floor duplex loft with two lovely renovated bathrooms, one on each level. This loft is incredibly unique with its exposed red brick, arches, and barrel-vaulted terracotta ceilings that soar both on the 1st floor and lower level to extreme heights. The first level has hardwood floors throughout and leads to a small step up ladder (a unique piece of history reclaimed from the Harlem Hospital) with access to an open kitchen that has an imported Italian tile floor, a large Viking stove, a unique deep stainless-steel sink, (also from the original Harlem Hospital) a Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer, and plenty of wooden cabinetry. Off from the small step-up dining area is a wall of large double-pane skylights oozing with old-world charm, bringing natural light to the space on both levels. The living/dining space is lavished with original red brick walls with two windows on each side along with structural columns.The lower level home office is reached via a white iron staircase, which was also part of the historic Harlem Hospital and now lives on in the originality of this loft. The ceilings height is approximately 27' on the lower level running up to the top of the skylights on the first level. This lower level has two windows, exposed red brick walls, as well as unique cantilevered support columns on each side of the space. This loft is so quiet that when you enter you cannot imagine you are in New York City. It's simply pin drop quiet! Perfect for the buyer who is noise sensitive and wants to escape the constant noise of NYC. You have to be in the space to appreciate its peacefulness, so unusual for the city.156 Franklin is a small, well-managed (self-run), landmarked, prewar, boutique building that has no mortgage debt, super-low maintenance, solid financials and great shareholders who care deeply about maintaining the authenticity of the building. There is a bike space in which to store your bicycles and a laundry room that is easily accessible from the rear entrance of 1R. This loft truly is a "ONE OF A KIND" in Tribeca. Whole Foods, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Barnes and Noble are a short distance away from 156 Franklin. The #1 subway train is just a minute away, with all transportation at your fingertips. Fabulous restaurants and boutique shops are located in every direction from this Franklin Street location, and the beautiful Hudson River Esplanade is literally down the block. All the amenities you could wish for. Franklin Street's cobblestones and exquisite converted warehouses are authentic and unique. * Configured as a studio but possible one bedroom.
This listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman