Stunning Authentic Loft
NEW YORK, New York
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3 bed/3.0 bath
Full of soul and style; truly mint SoHo loft space, offering complete elegance. Marvelous and comfortable, with 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths. Zoned Central Air Conditioning. 3 exposures; West, East and South. Doorman building with video security and cherry wood keyed elevator that opens directly into an inviting layout. Soaring original wood beamed ceilings, wood burning fireplace, hardwood floors, grand windows. Open chef's kitchen with Miele, Viking and Sub-Zero appliances. Private laundry. Master bedroom is soothing and regal with abundant closets; master bath has double sinks, bidet, separate shower and soaking tub. Additional bedrooms are well-sized with closets. 104 Wooster Street is a significant architectural building located in SoHo’s historic Cast Iron District, constructed in 1891 by DeLemos and Cordes. Concierge, superintendent, video security, private basement storage and bike room. International destination, wonderful community, perfect location and perfect property. SOLD.
Great location, private laundry, fireplace, direct elevator, doorman. CC: $2,182 Monthly Tax: $2,322
WHAT MAKES THIS A BUNGALUX
Cool, understated downtown loft
- • A History Lesson:
- • Almost all of SoHo is included in the SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District, which was designated by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1973, and extended in 2010, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and declared a National Historic Landmark in 1978. It consists of 26 blocks and approximately 500 buildings, many of them incorporating cast iron architectural elements. The side streets in the district are notable for being paved with Belgian blocks.
- • SoHo boasts the greatest collection of cast-iron architecture in the world. Approximately 250 cast iron buildings stand in New York City and the majority of them are in SoHo. Cast iron was initially used as a decorative front over a pre-existing building. With the addition of modern, decorative facades, older industrial buildings were able to attract new commercial clients. Most of these facades were constructed during the period from 1840 to 1880. In addition to revitalizing older structures, buildings in SoHo were later designed to feature the cast iron.
- • An American architectural innovation, cast iron was cheaper to use for facades than materials such as stone or brick. Molds of ornamentation, prefabricated in foundries, were used interchangeably for many buildings, and a broken piece could be easily recast. The buildings could be erected quickly; some were built in four months. Despite the brief construction period, the quality of the cast iron designs was not sacrificed. Previously, bronze had been the metal most frequently used for architectural detail. Architects found that the relatively inexpensive cast iron could provide intricately designed patterns. Classical French and Italian architectural designs were often used as models for these facades. Because stone was the material associated with architectural masterpieces, cast iron, painted in neutral tints such as beige, was used to simulate stone.
- • We like this "Cast Iron Building" loft for many reasons, most notably because it doesn't look too industrial, it showcases the vintage-feel of the building, and because it's not overdone.
LOCATIONNew York, New York
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AGENT / FIRM
Meg Siegel, Sotheby's