A stylishly renovated multiroom apartment in New York City comes with large living spaces and is situated in the Lifesaver Lofts, a turn-of-the-last-century factory that once manufactured the iconic candies.
The building is located in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, less than a block from both the High Line and the Chelsea Piers sports complex as well as Hudson River Park. It’s surrounded by world-class art galleries, restaurants and shops.
Once considered a state-of-the-art candy-making facility, the building was converted into condos a little over a decade ago.
The current owners spent over a million dollars on a sophisticated renovation of the 4,000-square-foot space that blends prewar elements and stylish modern updates.
“Everything was well thought out,” said listing agent Ignacio Cesped of Elegran.
There are wide windows, cast-iron columns and exposed brick throughout, elevated by European oak floors, stylish wallpaper and modern, artistic lighting. There is plenty of wall space to hang artwork.
The apartment has 11-foot plaster ceilings and a 38-foot-wide great room with a floating fireplace that creates two large seating areas, one of which has a wet bar and space for a small dining nook. This space is currently occupied by two semicircular sofas that echo the building’s past.
The main room is flooded with light from tall windows and opens up to a large dining room that currently fits a table that seats up to eight people. This leads to a modern kitchen with a marble-topped center island and dark blue Shaker-style custom cabinets, along with Miele and Viking stainless-steel appliances.
Along with the great room, there’s a separate living room that has a flat-screen TV and built-in speakers.
The separate laundry/mud room in the apartment spans more than 300 square feet and comes with an area for washing pets, which Cesped notes is a great amenity in the dog-friendly neighborhood.
There are three en-suite bedrooms, with a fourth bedroom currently being used as an office. Two of the bedrooms, including the primary suite, come with walk-in closets. The bedrooms are large and fit plenty of furniture, including dressers, desks and seating areas. The primary bathroom comes with radiant heated floors, limestone tiles and a separate walk-in shower and a free-standing soaking tub.
The building has a part-time in-person doorman and also a virtual doorman service that monitors the entrance remotely, Cesped said. Residents also have access to a fitness center and a rooftop terrace with views of the Hudson River and the Manhattan skyline.
Cesped notes that the carrying costs—just under $3,000 a month—are low for the unit, which is listed at $6.5 million.