Authentic Historic Artist's Loft
APPLICATION PENDING. Extremely rare opportunity to rent an amazingly serene loft home in the renowned Ironclad Artist's Co-op. As SoHo's premier Cast-Iron Artist's Loft building, 138 Grand Street is supremely well located, features spectacular architecture and cavernous proportions throughout, and is almost entirely owner-occupied by accomplished working artists. The few remaining buildings of this authentic nature in the neighborhood possess a certain sense of peace, historic character, and quality of life simply not found in newer neighbors (or rental-heavy loft buildings)...something impossible to recreate or build anew. These very rarely, or never, come to market for rent. For those who appreciate the amazing qualities and nostalgic architecture of such communities, this quiet and peaceful loft offers an incredibly uncommon chance to experience such a lifestyle.
Enter just off the corner of Crosby and Grand Streets to well-maintained original industrial elements and unmatched ceiling heights, take the gigantic elevator to the 3rd floor, and just down a wonderfully creaky hallway you will find this remarkable home. Entry to this loft is a long wide gallery hallway - - perfect for easing your way from the NYC streets and into your home (not to mention for storing the day's jackets, boots, hats, and choice artwork). Turn the corner at the end of the hallway to truly get a sense of the impressive size and scale of this space. Passing the massive bathroom (with gorgeous well-kept original tiling and original full-sized claw-foot tub, Kohler and Symmons fixtures, pentagon-pattered floor tiling, new vanity with sink, and high ceilings) and the long row of conveniently built-in closets brings you towards the main "great room". In addition to plenty of wide-open space, this room features soaring 12.5' high ceilings, a beautiful exposed brick wall, original hardwood flooring, and 3 gorgeous original factory windows facing quiet sunlit courtyard and tree-tops. This area easily accommodates an (adult-sized) dining area, full living room arrangement, a reading nook, a desk area, and all your favorite art and books...with room to spare. The kitchen is long and open, and provides endless counter space and smart storage, enormous classic double sink, a 36" Imperial gas stove, Miele Furtura D/W, a vented Washer/Dryer, full-sized Whirlpool refrigerator, beautiful oversized pendant lighting, and a built-in casual breakfast nook. The spacious bedroom is an interior room though has open exposure to one of the massive windows through glass-paned doors (and overhead transom), a large ceiling fan, and gets just the right amount of light for comfortable sleeping (or, sleeping in). This very special loft home also features an incredible amount of storage throughout, gorgeous dimmable soft globe lighting, over-window mounted A/C, and is quiet, private, and has wonderful sunlight. In this peaceful home you can hear birds, watch snow collect on the trees in winter, and enjoy changing foliage throughout the seasons in a comfortable historic loft setting.
Quietly nestled at the corner of cobblestoned Crosby/Grand Streets and the crossroads of Soho and Nolita,138 Grand Street enjoys the highest caliber of standards and design elements Cast-Iron Loft Architecture has to offer. Built in 1869, this magnificent building consists of 17 dramatic lofts with church-like proportions (in both the homes and all common areas), soaring ceilings and preserved historic materials throughout, a gigantic new key-locked elevator a spectacular mansard roof and iron-crested cupola, and significant artistic and architectural provenance. Solid historic architecture, extremely well-managed quiet and peaceful building, and superb location. Available immediately, no smokers please.