This fabulous 1650 square foot loft in the heart of historic SoHo, at Grand and Mercer, offers all the quintessential elements of an artist loft in a unique historic building with a modern renovation. These "must have" items include an open studio floor plan, 12ft ceilings, classic fluted columns, a wood burning fireplace, brick walls and hardwood floors. It has nine, 8'x4' double paned windows. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit offers more than ample storage with ceiling to floor closets, as well as a 10'x15' storage room in the basement. Architect William Massey, head of Cranbrook School of Architecture (and featured in Dwell Magazine) designed the open chef's kitchen and spectacular bathrooms. The first, a dramatic black granite/white marble spa steam shower with alcove seating, features European rainhead and hand held shower fixtures, and an Ingo Maurer towel light. An opaque window to the living room provides a soft relaxing ambient light. The master bath, wrapped in Brazilian slate features a jacuzzi tub, rainhead shower and body sprays, a Vivendi cabinet and Spanish floating sink cabinet. The studio opens on a floor to ceiling, steel frame bookcase covered by three 11' mirrored panels, that glide on a ceiling track. This 1860's building with its 2' thick walls has recently been totally renovated including a new, large passenger elevator that opens on to an amazing common roof terrace with open city views. Individual central air condition units and a new hot water heating system-boiler, risers and radiators-were added as well as a building water filtration system; renovated lobbies, and hallways; building vaulting and facade repairs.