In the middle of Manhattan’;s gallery row, this 4-bedroom condo designed by the architect Steven Harris is part of a new boutique development created specifically with serious art collectors in mind. A firm that usually illuminates museums and galleries devised the apartment’;s lighting, there are built-in humidity controls, and the walls of the 3,200-square-foot space are reinforced so that heavy installations can be mounted. This arty apartment has a 40-foot long dining/living room with 8-foot-tall casement windows “exquisitely framed with a marble Tiffany-style molding detail never seen before in a downtown residential building,” asserts the brokerbabble. There’;s also a terrace off the kitchen, entry through a private elevator, chevron-patterned oak flooring, and, perhaps unsurprisingly, a major gallery on the ground floor (ie: the city’;s most inspired yet pretentious lobby). For $ 7.75M, a future owner can partake in “a lifestyle no other building or location can deliver,” or you know, have a pretty splendid pad with views of the High Line.
Friday, January 2, 2015, by Rachel B. Doyle