54 East 11th Street, 5FL - Greenwich Village, New York
You will have to come see this Greenwich Village Loft to fully understand it's beauty. The current owner has executed a sophisticated gut renovation by renowned architect & designer James Ramsey. The result is supremely efficient use of space while simultaneously maintaining the highest of taste levels. Let's take a tour by entering directly into the apartment (sprawling at 25' wide X 94' long) via a secure keyed elevator. Immediately you are greeted by a gracious living space with ceilings of approx. 12ft and custom designed metal & English white oak bookshelves set against an exposed brick wall. Opposite the bookshelves is an 18 foot wide media platform also of white oak. This space gets strong even light throughout the day from 4 oversized north facing windows. The balance between materials such as wood, metal and glass creates the perfect soothing and modern environment. Adding to this tranquility is the lack of noise on this stretch of 11th street between Broadway and University Place.The living space flows uninterrupted into the dining & kitchen area which is dominated with a 23 foot floating Corian island. This island was custom built inside the apartment to be seamless and functions as a dining table and kitchen workspace -- perfectly configured to balance casual home living with larger, more formal gatherings. Top quality appliances and finishes were used throughout the loft, and in the kitchen they include; Miele stovetop, Verona oven, Liebherr refrigerator, MGS faucets, a Julien sink and a Luceplan Hope lighting fixture. The far end of the kitchen has a charming seating banquet for quick meals and is lighted by 2 more large windows. Opposite this eating nook is a customized child's play area with a built-in fort/treehouse. If this use of the alcove is not appropriate for your lifestyle it can easily be transformed into a home office.The second half of the apartment houses a guest washroom, 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths as well as a full-size laundry room. To compare these private quarters to a resort like a Mandarin or Four Seasons would be an understatement -- the quality of the stones, wood and hardware used exceed that of the finest hotels. Space has been maximized in all parts of the apartment delivering abundant storage that is fully integrated into the layout without effecting the modern sensibility throughout. The master bedroom is the oasis you will by now expect to find with a continuation of the various wood and stone textures that make the entire home so unique. The millwork in the bedrooms is hand crafted walnut, the light is supplied by a Linestra lamp and a Discoco pendant light -- all in addition to the 4 large southern facing windows. As you enter the master bathroom you are transported to a Zen-like spa where you are introduced to a Terramai teak wood lined wet area consisting of a Davinci Collection shower and Zuma Wetstyle tub. The double vanity has MGS & Fantini Milano faucets and the Kerasan toilet is wall mounted.The amount of detail that has gone into this masterful renovation is impossible to capture in pictures -- in order to fully experience the beauty, tranquility and sophistication of this home you must come see it all in person.
This listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman