House of the Day: NYC Loft Is Lush Paradise
New York apartments, like New Yorkers themselves, like to be different -- for better or for worse. From in-home movie theaters, indoor swimming pools, waterfalls and even saltwater aquariums, it seems like Manhattan homes are getting excessively flashy and overly indulgent.
We will, however, make exceptions for certain frivolities, especially those that encourage social interaction and, um, general well-being. Take for example the this $3.395 million loft in New York's Flatiron District. You can keep your waterfalls and aquariums, because this stunning apartment boasts its very own tiki bar. The colorful tiki-style space, decked out with bright, floral prints, a coral-painted countertop, and flanked with miniature framed photographs, is actually hidden within a polished wood built-in living/storage space -- one of many that line the den of this 2,500-square-foot loft -- but no matter. It's still there and Mai Tai-ready, all year-round.
If you're more into wine than tropical cocktails, that's fine too. Oenophiles will delight in a custom-designed wine closet that holds up to 900 bottles of vino. Like the tiki bar, the generous wine closet slides discreetly out of the wall from a pocket door so that temptation can be easily tucked away if necessary.
Aside from its boozy amenities, you'll find 11-foot-high ceilings, four rooms, two spacious bedrooms, two bathrooms and a state-of-the-art kitchen boasting Miele, Gaggenau and Sub-Zero appliances. The floors are bleached Swedish maple and sunlight streams in through the loft's generous windows into its museum-like space. It's no wonder that the stunning loft has been featured in a number of "renowned publications," its listing agent vaguely reveals.
William Hilliard and Donna Senko from Sotheby's New York have the listing.
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