Condo pick of the week

An airy Chelsea loft in a prewar building that has undergone a major makeover

The one-bedroom loft is bright and airy thanks to 14-foot ceilings 

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Right down the block from the High Line, this one-bedroom condo is in Loft 25, a prewar built in 1912 that has undergone a massive condo conversion. The units have been transformed into "modern lofts"—that is, airy and spacious but also well-appointed. (This isn't the place for you if you want an old-school-loft feel kind of building.) It's listed at $1.595 million by Stribling, about average for this luxe corner of the city.

The blonde wood floors reflect the bright, sunny feel of the open space, made extra breezy by 14-foot ceilings. (Though the floorplan isn't enormous, it would be tough to get claustrophobic in here.) The kitchen's glass countertops are especially sleek, and the appliances are smartly concealed behind glossy cabinetry.

The bedroom has a similarly bright, clean look, and is abutted to the left by a walk-in closet and dressing room, which we get a little peek at here. The en suite bathroom has a walk-in rain shower—no grimy curtains needed—and brings some welcome liveliness to the apartment, with its contrasting tiles and teak vanity. 

An 11-foot-6-inch-by-7-foot space is currently used as a nursery, and could double as a home office. As it has no windows, it's not really up to snuff as a regular bedroom—though there is an additional bathroom across the hall, so it could double as a guest room.

As for outdoor space, that roof deck looks like a great sunbathing spot come summer, and unlike at the High Line, you won't have to wait for a lounge chair. The deck also has gas grills, and even an outdoor shower. The condo's 24-hour staff includes a doorperson, live-in super, and porter, plus there's a gym and screening room on premises.  


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