NYC's Steampunk Loft Loses The Steampunk (House of the Day)
We loved the infamous "steampunk loft" in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood so much that we even filmed a video on it back in June (see below)! It was like nothing we'd ever seen: a little Jules Verne, a little nautical-chic, and wonderfully, excessively retro-futuristic and otherworldly.
Sadly, however, all good things come to an end, and we recently got word that our favorite steampunk pad was no longer, well, steampunk. It has been stripped of all its multicolored, quirky decor (including zeppelins, whirligigs and antique welding tools, among many other steampunk-genre artifacts and collectibles), and it has been re-listed after going through a make-under.
So what happened to all those floating zeppelins, you wonder?
"A lot of it, the owner is keeping," said Warburg real estate agent Nicole Beauchamp. "He had the same contractor and architect who helped put it all together, bring it down. It is sad, but at the same time, we need to broaden the appeal -- it's hard for many to look past the decor!"
In any case, it's still a pretty cool space in a prime New York neighborhood. And, if you look closely, you can still see some subtle little remnants of the apartment's old steampunk days: The kitchen still boasts repurposed wrenches as kitchen handles.
The home is still listed for $1.65 million. Nicole Beauchamp of Warburg Realty has the listing.
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