For the median Manhattan sales price, a two-bedroom Tribeca condo with a sense of whimsy
By Alanna Schubach |February 9, 2017 - 1:59PM
According to the most recent market reports from Douglas Elliman, the median sales price for a Manhattan condo is $1.7 million—but what that will get you is far from average. Take this Tribeca two-bedroom, for instance: A duplex loft, the recently renovated home has a unique design that blends contemporary style with rustic details like exposed wooden ceiling beams. And its layout, featuring a wraparound mezzanine, eliminates some privacy but makes the apartment a singular space for entertaining.
The spacious main level is separated into discrete spaces by the overhang of the mezzanine, allowing for an open living area and an adjacent TV room; one space feels airy and modern; the other, complete with exposed brick, cozy and rustic. A swing in the center adds a dash of whimsy—and an easy conversation piece for parties.
A breakfast bar accents the gleaming open kitchen, which includes stainless steel appliances, plentiful cabinet space, and a pale blue backplash.
Upstairs, the master bedroom shares the mezzanine with an office, as well as an en-suite bath. Note that the bedroom area is totally open, making privacy a bit of a challenge—you might want to make the second bedroom downstairs a guest room so that it's an issue only occasionally, or transform that into the main bedroom.
The master bath presents an interesting juxtaposition of styles, with sleek black-and-white shower tiles, more exposed ceiling beams, and an appealingly retro double sink. Downstairs, a second bath features a more traditional look.
The floorplan reveals plenty of closet space; the listing notes that the property is an 18-unit boutique condominium, and that residents have access to a courtyard.
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