Imagine an indoor-outdoor lifestyle offering privacy, tranquility, extraordinary light and skyline views, in the best Tribeca location. Imagine curling up by the wood burning fireplace in winter, then retreating to one of two cozy media areas to watch a movie. Imagine stepping outside to barbecue a delicious meal and then dine on one of your three gorgeous and secluded terraces from Spring through Fall. This spectacular penthouse loft offers many of the luxuries of country and suburban living without leaving New York City.
In a boutique 5-unit building, on the quietest block of one of the lowest-density neighborhoods in Manhattan, this home is truly exceptional and must be seen to be fully appreciated. With extensive outdoor space that every New Yorker craves, the loft is a perfect marriage of flawless modern design with a warm palette of natural materials. Meticulously planned and constructed, with ease of living and comfort in mind, it features the highest levels of craftsmanship and attention to detail throughout its approximately 4,200 interior and 2,000 exterior square feet.
The loft achieves the rare feat of being grandly scaled for entertaining while offering private and intimate spaces for day-to-day living. Spread over three levels, plus a roof deck, this one-of-a-kind townhouse in the sky boasts three bedroom suites, a home office, four full and two half-baths, and three landscaped terraces.
A key-locked elevator opens to a double height entry hall where light streams in from the skylight overhead, as well as the two large south-facing windows. A show-stopping Bocci 'Tree Branch' light fixture is suspended over the beautiful wide-plank European white oak floors, featuring noise-attenuating underlayment, that continue throughout the loft. A walk-in coat closet and an elegant powder room are tucked away behind discreet flat panel doors. The gracious living room effortlessly flows from the entry area into a double-height seating area centered on a wood burning fireplace set into a 19-foot high wood-paneled wall, featuring restored heart-pine reclaimed from the building's original roof joists. The paneled walls wrap around a central core on two levels of the home, providing a transition from the public to the private zones. On the lower level, floor-to-ceiling doors lead to two spacious bedrooms, both with en-suite baths.
Constructed with treads of the same reclaimed wood, a beautiful sky-lit staircase leads up to the second floor, where a mezzanine surrounds the soaring double-height volume crowned by a stunning David Weeks chandelier. At one end of the floor is a luxurious master suite that is a serene oasis. The master bedchamber is lined with walls of custom-fitted Poliform closets, a built-in dressing table and drawers, and enjoys fabulous natural light from a row of oversized, operable skylights with motorized shades. The spa-like master bathroom features Calacatta marble slab walls, a matching massive stone double-sink vanity, Wet Design soaking tub, and a walk-in shower and w.c. Top-of-the-line finishes include the Vola plumbing fixtures, used throughout the home in all of the baths and the kitchen.
Across the mezzanine, on the opposite side of this floor, is a cozy media room enclosed by custom fabricated walls of steel casement windows. Beyond the media room, a hallway leads to a home office overlooking the entry hall below while also featuring skyline views through the clerestory windows above. The office could easily be converted to a fourth bedroom, as there is an adjacent full bath.
The stair ascends to the third floor, where the penthouse level offers dramatic views of the downtown skyline and access to the spectacular terraces. This perfect entertaining space is home to the Henry Built custom kitchen with walnut cabinetry, integrated Fisher Paykel appliances, vented hood, wine refrigerator, and an oversized island that provides plenty of prep space. An enormous Panoramah 'guillotine' window, custom-fabricated in Europe, extends across the full width of the room and drops down overlooking the first of three landscaped terraces, truly bringing the outdoors in, and perfectly framing the view of the World Trade Center beyond. The dining area is spacious enough to easily seat 16, and is flooded with daylight from five skylights along the eastern wall. Adjacent to the kitchen is a living area or den with a gas fireplace, perfect for lounging or entertaining before or after dinner, as well as another powder room. A full height glass wall at the rear of the floor extends the living space outdoors onto an enormous landscaped private terrace with oversized porcelain tile pavers that match the interior floors, a dining area, and separate lounge seating, as well as a gas grill.
All is crowned by the last of three beautifully landscaped outdoor spaces - the spectacular roof deck, with 'wow' views of the Downtown Manhattan skyline, teak decking and a sheltered seating area.
This loft is turn-key, complete with split-system multi-zone A/C, Lutron Eco controls with Palladium switches, Bocci outlets, a dumbwaiter servicing all three floors, Jaga in-floor perimeter heating, state-of-the-art LED lighting, and a vented washer/dryer.
Built in 1915, 13 Jay Street is an intimate 5-unit, boutique cooperative. It is ideally located on one of the most desirable blocks in New York City, at the heart of Tribeca. Just one block long, Jay Street is one of the few remaining cobblestone streets in Manhattan, a picturesque and quiet urban oasis bordered by Greenwich and Hudson Streets. Enjoy ready access to some of Manhattan's best restaurants and shops, Whole Foods, Washington Market Park with its fantastic playgrounds, Hudson River Park, and exceptional access to transportation.