CONTRACT SIGNED A GRAND SHOWCASE OF LIGHT AND DESIGN At the corner of Grand and Crosby Street stands a masterpiece of 19th century cast iron construction, the largest residential building of its kind in New York (possibly the world). Six stories high, 12 window bays wide by 15 bays long, crowned by a distinctive mansard roof and an iron-crested cupola. 6 stories of 225 running feet of handsome cast iron facade; there is no known residential cast iron building remaining as large as 134-140 Grand Street.
Step off a huge key-locked elevator directly into the entry foyer of this beautifully renovated third floor corner loft with 10 magnificently large (5.5ft X 9ft), double hung, mahogany framed windows facing South and West. This loft is all about light and openness. With overall dimensions of 50ft by 40ft and a 12ft ceiling height, the proportions of this loft are absolutely sublime. Come around the wall of the entry foyer to a wide open living space and the drama of those broad and tall windows showcasing dynamic SoHo views and hints of the downtown skyline beyond. The loft is washed in sunlight, light that does not go away until you hit the remote and watch 10 solar screens drop down like a Broadway curtain ending the show (applause).
The sleek but minimal chef's kitchen features custom glass fronted cabinets and drawers, a large island with Caesarstone countertop and a Wolf 4-burner range and oven, under the counter Viking Professional microwave, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Miele dishwasher, and a retro red handled Gessi faucet. Just around the corner from the kitchen is a chef's reward, a real pantry, complete with half fridge. This is the joy of cooking and entertaining in a perfectly assembled kitchen. There are two bedrooms exactly where they need to be, each with their own beautifully crafted en-suite bathrooms. The master bathroom is complete with luxurious modern cast iron tub and separate glass enclosed shower. The second bedroom even has a lofted area 13ft X 13ft square and 3.5ft high clearance, which can be used as a sleeping area or for storage.
Off of the main entry is a hallway with a wall of metallic laminate doors concealing the pantry, Miele washer and dryer, a small powder room, coat closet and a two bike garage. Other features include 5-inch plank walnut flooring, two zone HVAC, central building heat, 6 ceiling and wall speakers and tons of additional storage capacity throughout the loft.
Originally constructed in 1869, 134-140 Grand Street was designed by William Field & Son in the Second Empire style for clothing manufacturer Charles Hastings. The building was subsequently converted to co-operative use in 1977 by a group of artists, many of whom still live, work and thrive in the building. Artists' building per SoHo zoning: a member of the household must qualify as a fine artist per NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs guidelines