It isn't often you get to live in a one-of-a-kind apartment, but when you walk into Apartment #2F at 285 Lafayette, you'll be excited to call this place home! This quintessential Soho loft is the only one of it's kind in the building, boasting roughly 1,040 square feet with soaring 11' 6" ceilings, custom handcrafted woodworking, exposed beams, and other original touches coupled with a beautiful renovation. Upon entering, the eastern sunlight lights up the apartment and all of its charm. There is no shortage of character here either… besides high ceilings and original wood beams, this home has exposed brick, oversized windows, and original decorative cast-iron columns. The open kitchen has a fully-equipped stainless steel kitchen including a brand new LG Fridge, dishwasher, and large island with seating for four comfortably. The custom built-in bedroom created with custom cherry wood doors and two double-sized closets which have storage extended to the ceiling. A hidden stacked washer/dryer unit right off the bathroom for your laundry needs, a large open living space and separated dining alcove for entertaining guests. There isn't a spot in the home where personal touches, original beauties, and hand craftsmanship doesn't show. Conveniently located near the B/D/F/M/R/W & 6 trains, 1 the block from Whole Foods, within walking distance to The Butchers Daughter, La Esquina, and other neighborhood hotspots. Originally built in 1912 as the Hawley & Hoops chocolate factory, 285 Lafayette Street was converted to a full-service luxury loft condominium building in 1999. With a 5-story addition, completed in 2002, the developers took painstaking care in keeping the details of the original cast-iron property to build what we know 285 Lafayette as today. In keeping with this mentality, the entire 2nd floor of the building is special. This was the floor Hawley & Hoops would use for clientele to come into, with the remaining floors of the building dedicated to manufacturing, shipping, and receiving. Ceiling heights, decorative columns, and unique wood beams all restored and pay homage to the original beginnings of this property, now serving as a home for those who value Soho history and modern living. Top-notch amenities include a full-time doorman/concierge, an expansive landscaped roof deck, and much more.
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full time doorman
pet friendly
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$2,300,000 / $2,211 per ft²

Listed on Feb 10, 2020

17 Days on Market

Also listed for Rent

Studio / 1.0 Bath / 1,040 ft²

Total Monthly expenses: $1,485

Maintenance: $774 / R.E. Taxes $711

Exclusively listed with: Compass


(917) 226-0665


(516) 672-6992

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