Downtown cool meets uptown classic with this beautifully renovated gracious retreat. This two-bedroom, one-bath co-op apartment has been converted into an open loft space that doubles as an elegant Manhattan home and as a private gallery displaying an artist's work. Now this unique loft is available for sale in the circa 1910 Manchester Apartments, one of the classic Beaux Arts buildings on the Upper West Side.
Apartment 8B was completely renovated, taken down to the studs and impeccably rebuilt from the floor up and walls out. All materials are custom and of the highest quality: hand selected hardwood flooring, custom crafted solid mahogany cabinetry, built-in bookshelves with a fold-down desk, and detailed ceiling mouldings throughout. Soundproof 'tilt-and-turn' windows are installed in the apartment, admitting maximum light and creating a pin-drop quiet environment. The loft has high ceilings and ample wall space to display an owner's art collection, and is perfectly designed to host small gatherings with friends or to entertain at home in grand style. The windowed kitchen boasts custom mahogany cabinetry, and it has a Meile cooktop, oven and dishwasher. The SubZero refrigerator and dishwasher disappear, concealed behind custom woodwork. All windows have mahogany surrounds with recessed lighting, and pale hardwood floors run throughout the loft. Interior closet space is fantastic, and ample custom storage is cleverly concealed behind white lacquered doors.
The Manchester is a full-service doorman co-op with laundry, bicycle storage and a children's play room in the basement. Located on the vibrant Broadway corridor, this home is within walking distance to Columbia University, Barnard and to the Miller Theater. Great restaurants, Lincoln Center and the Broadway Theater District are a short commute away. The building is pet friendly and one short block from Riverside Park. Board approval is required. Should the new owner prefer, restoring the original bedroom configuration is possible.