Pre-war loft apartment with water tank ‘getaway’

This pre-war loft apartment, spotted on Douglas Elliman, was meticulously renovated by Messana O’Rorke Architects in the heart of Greenwich Village’s Gold Coast in New York City, New York. There is also a massive private terrace of approximately 1,000 square foot with stunning open city views and a development of an existing sprinkler tank house into an urban retreat.

The apartment’s simple layout was maintained but reconfigured so that the two bedrooms had individual access to a shared bathroom rather than it being accessed from the living space, (a powder room in the entry way meant that guest would not need to access the bathroom). The sky lit bathroom doubled in size and was developed to have a serene spa like quality, with a continuous stone floor, polished waterproof plaster walls, and clear glass shower enclosure.

In the living room and bedrooms new storage was introduced at every possible point behind hidden flush lacquer panels. The kitchen was resurfaced and the maple wood floors were lightened and refinished. A custom stainless steel spiral stair replaced an ugly painted steel stair with wood treads. The client anticipated that a new stair would encourage him to ascend more frequently to his roof deck and Tank House.

A tree house perched high in a city of towers and skyscrapers. The tank house was conceived as the quintessential retreat, a room with 24-foot high ceilings, central air, heat and cable, perfect for reading, relaxing and listening to music. The refurbished roof deck was given new trees and landscape with lights and outdoor speakers.

A twelve-foot tall window was cut into the east side of the space and the new window looked out onto the roof deck plantings. A circular skylight was introduced into the center of the skylight casting an ethereal light into the space. The floor of maple matched the apartment and was segmented into removable panels providing access to storage space below.

This unique loft apartment is listed for sale at $3,600,000, from here.

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