Lofts originally entered the scene in Paris in the 19th century when starving artists began taking advantage of their elevated high ceilings, using them as ateliers. By the 70s, lofts gained popularity in the states, where the once strictly industrial spaces transformed into one of the most sought-after residential real estate in urban cities today (juicy fact — 92% of residences were illegal at the time). Check out this week’s curated list that features lofts and loft-like homes that are bringing us to new heights in 2020.
880 Fifth Avenue, 7F Upper East Side
All the classic grandeur you'd expect of an upper Fifth Avenue corner apartment. This 3 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom co-op has 53 feet of Central Park frontage and underwent a full renovation, adding features like soundproof windows, a Lutron system for lighting and blackout shades, and top of the line modern appliances.
515 West 23rd Street, 12 Chelsea
The entire 12th floor and highest simplex built at HL23, a masterwork completed in 2011 by architect Neil Denari with interiors designed by Thomas Juul- Hansen. Wide open living spaces over 2,600 square feet overlooking the High Line make this a modern apartment not to be missed.
Asking $7,495,000 45 Greene Street, 6 SoHo
This classic SoHo loft duplex penthouse is impressive enough on its huge interior space, stacked with amenities, but then you tack on over 2,300 of private outdoor space with planted, decked terraces, a swimming pool, wet bar and full bathroom. Asking $8,000,000
118 East 60th Street, 33H Duplex Upper East Side
A rarely available four bedroom duplex, designed by architect Matthew Bialecki, set on the 32nd and 33rd floors of The Plaza Tower. Sunlight from the south, north and west with an expansive floor plan featuring three private balconies of outdoor space. Asking $8,000,000
495 West Street, 5 West Village
This one's all about the Hudson River views from 64-feet of continuous steel ribbon windows. Designed by architect Robert Marino and inspired by the French mid-century industrial aesthetic, the home has unique fixtures and elements not to be missed.
40 Mercer Street, 32 SoHo
A truly one-of-a kind technology allows the 17-foot south window wall in the dining area to electronically slide open entirely to the outside in this Nathan Litera designed home. The new development building is a collaboration between hotelier Andre Balazs and famed architect Jean Nouvel.
221 West 13th Street West Village
A full 21-foot Georgian style townhouse built in 1899, fully restored and renovated. This home offers loft-like living in each of its four individual apartments with the option to easily convert the building into a pair of duplex homes or single-family situation.
45 East 22nd Street, 47A Flatiron
Floor to ceiling windows from 47 floors up with views of many of NYC's greatest hits including the Freedom Tower, Statue of Liberty, New York Harbor, and Empire State Building.
Upper East Side
A two-story gallery in a French Classical building nestled alongside the Frick Museum and its garden, prime for showcasing your own art collection over a massive 6,594 square feet.
Unobstructed views of the Hudson River, Freedom Tower, Statue of Liberty and downtown Manhattan over two floors with10-foot-high ceilings and floor to ceiling glass walls on a prime West Village street.