Co-op pick of the week

This Soho loft has serious design cred and conversation-piece bathrooms

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By Mimi OConnor  |
July 2, 2018 - 3:00PM

The renovated loft features some dramatic and luxurious design elements.


In search of a downtown prewar loft with modern luxuries that looks movie-set ready? (And have close to a million for a down payment?) 284 Lafayette 5BB, listed for $4,500,000, may be the place for you. 

"Stripped to the studs" in 2014, this two bedroom, two-and-a-half bath co-op got a redesign treatment from Gachot Studios, the firm behind the Shinola Store, Acme, and the Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club. With the reno came new HVAC and electric systems, and plumbing. 


Measuring 2,500 square feet, the left has 10-foot ceilings, exposed brick, custom lighting, and rift cut white oak floors. 


The large living area has six large west-facing windows overlooking Crosby Street, as well as cast iron columns, and floor-to-ceiling white oak millwork.


The 26-foot long open kitchen, which can accommodate a dining area, has Calacatta-honed marble countertops and backsplash, and a black granite-topped island. Appliances are Wolf, Sub-Zero, and Miele, and a separate bar area features under-counter refrigerators, a wine cooler, and fumed mirror backsplash. There's also a walk-in pantry.


The large master bedroom accommodates a king-sized bed and a reading area with room to spare; there's also a walk-in closet. The master bathroom has a custom vanity with bronze legs, a walk-in steam shower for two with bench and a separate water closet area. 


The loft's other bedroom is on the other side of the apartment; its bathroom is a dramatic monochromatic black and features a large walk-in shower. 


The apartment has an additional powder room and a washer/dryer setup. Other modern conveniences include multi-zone cooling and heating, a Crestron home automation system, keyed elevator, and smartphone compatible video security. New landmark-approved windows are also installed. 

The 20-unit elevator building is pet-friendly, allows sublets, and has private storage; maintenance is $3,600. 

The building is in the center of all the downtown action: Washington Square Park, bars and restaurants galore, and shopping. The subway is close, with the D, F and M trains at Broadway-Lafayette a block away, and the N and R at Prince Street less than three blocks away. 


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Mimi OConnor

Contributing Writer

Mimi O’Connor has written about New York City real estate for publications that include Brick Underground, Refinery29, and Thrillist. She is the recipient of two awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors for interior design and service journalism. Her writing on New York City, parenting, events, and culture has also appeared in Parents, Red Tricycle, BizBash, and Time Out New York.

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