Apartment 2W at 71 Bleecker, one of the city’s most impressive landmark buildings, has hit the market for $6,495,000 with Douglas Elliman’s Adam Widener, John Gomes and Fredrik Eklund. This designer loft has received multiple awards, including a coveted AIA (American Institute of Architects) for outstanding interiors.
The stunning loft was renovated and restored with specific attention to the preservation of the historic details of the 120-year old building, while also creating a sleek 21st century luxury residence.
The great room spans 48′ with a 10′ long stone fireplace and 12′ long marble kitchen island with separate dining area. The open chef’s kitchen is furnished with custom Italian Poliform cabinetry and top of the line Gaggenau appliances, including a dual zone wine refrigerator.
The master bedroom has its own huge arched window and 20′ of floor to ceiling custom twin closets. The en-suite master bathroom has a large soaking tub with a spectacular backdrop of Italian statuary slab marble. Additionally, it is equipped with marble radiant heated flooring, dual vanities and a spacious shower. Fixtures are Dornbracht and Fantini throughout.
The guest bedroom/media room has a large walk in closet and full en-suite bathroom also furnished in Italian marble. An additional home office can be closed off to create a private work environment. All flooring is solid, wide-plank, imported Swedish beech wood. This stunning space has also been equipped with a state of the art audio / visual system, three independent HVAC zones, washer and dryer, remote-controlled solar shades and a home security system.
The residents-only roof deck was recently refreshed offering a serene retreat.
71 Bleecker (aka Manhattan Savings Institute) was named one of the top 10 loft buildings in New York City and was designed by Stephen Hatch – one of Manhattan’s finest examples of 19th century architecture. It was also famous for the largest bank robbery in US history, inspiring a book and film: King of Heists. The building was restored and converted in 1978 into a 14 unit co-op by renowned preservation architect, Joseph Pell Lombardi.