This spectacular Tribeca gem is the embodiment of Joan Didion’s New York; the “mysterious nexus” of art, history, whimsy and amazing craftsmanship where “to think of living there was to reduce the miraculous to the mundane.” This home, in the Landmarked Grabler Building with private entrance and private indoor parking space, is truly miraculous.
Entering the basilica-like space, the sense of contrast captivates. Original cast iron columns with wood architrave extend heavenward directing the gaze to the almost 12 ft+/- ceilings, while the custom engineered catwalk meanders along leading to a jewel-box, glass-enclosed media room and billiard room. A back wall of original brick from 1896 lends distinction to the 21st century steel ramp floor in the billiard room and the one of a kind leather flooring with stainless steel nail heads in the media room.
Opposite this, the cook’s kitchen opens up to an expansive entertaining space. Walls lined with silvered Siberian floors from Moscow add texture to the sleek industrial style space with Wolf Range and glass fronted subzero refrigerator. Pendant lighting designed by Daniel Berglund soften the industrial feel with a celestial glow. Rift oak millwork on the family-size island is striking against the 4” stained white oak floors. Custom up-lights in the flooring highlight the homes incredible artworks and add visual definition to the space.
The expansive Master Bedroom is an homage to the grand suites of old. Measuring 23ft+/- in length, two entries lead in to the space anchored by a large back wall of blackened steel. At the north end, fully operable sky lights above the glass enclosed shower with portal to the outdoors and a 6ft “Tea for Two” Kohler tub make bathing a time of Elysian peace. At the south end of the Master bedroom, double sinks with private stainless steel water closet, and radiant heated floors with 200 year old reclaimed Tibetan pavers add to the sense of luxury and ultimate privacy.