True artist's loft living meets rock 'n' roll history in this impressive home originally owned by New York City couple David and Yoko Tan. At the center of this expansive Flatiron District showplace is a soaring cast-iron column signed by some of the greatest music legends of our time, including Kis...
True artist's loft living meets rock 'n' roll history in this impressive home originally owned by New York City couple David and Yoko Tan. At the center of this expansive Flatiron District showplace is a soaring cast-iron column signed by some of the greatest music legends of our time, including Kiss, Nirvana's Kurt Cobain, Sarah McLachlan, Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant, Joan Jett, The Wailers, Phoebe Snow, Slayer and more. David, a photographer, and Yoko, a journalist, played host to rock royalty here throughout the 70s, 80s and 90s, with many of David's photographs staged on the premises. The impressive column stands as a reminder of the home's remarkable pedigree and a bygone era of art and music.
Arrive via key-lock elevator to take in exceptional turn-of-the-century details, including stunning maple floors, 11-foot-tall barrel-vaulted ceilings, bold columns, ornate radiators and magnificent floor-to-ceiling windows bordered in wrought-iron railings. The sprawling living area provides a generous footprint for living and dining areas alongside north-facing windows. Chefs will love the open kitchen featuring a distinctive triangular island/breakfast bar, abundant cabinet space, stone counters and stainless steel appliances, including a gas range, French door refrigerator and dishwasher.
Two spacious bedrooms enjoy northern exposures and roomy floor-to-ceiling closets, and a third large interior room offers convenient access to a freight elevator. One extra-large bathroom includes handsome stone floors, a walk-in shower, pedestal sink and bidet. A second full bathroom boasts a soaking tub/shower with a handheld sprayer. Near the oversized laundry room, where you'll find a sink and side-by-side washer-dryer, a large alcove could easily serve as a home office area. A half-cubby storage unit conveys with this home. The low $1,938 monthly maintenance includes natural gas.
Set within the Ladies Mile Historic District, 14 West 17th Street is a 1906 Beaux-Arts store-and-loft building that housed numerous apparel firms, as was customary for the area. Converted to cooperative use in 1976, the self-managed, smoke-free building offers today's residents an on-site manager, part-time doorman (Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.), fire sprinklers and three elevators. On the glorious common roof deck, breathtaking views stretch to the Empire State Building and Midtown skyline. Pets under 20 lbs. permitted with approval. No underlying mortgage and a ground-floor commercial space keep monthly maintenance low.
Located just blocks from both Union Square and Madison Square Park, this home offers front-row access to the best of Manhattan living with premier dining, shopping and nightlife on all sides. Foodies will love the proximity to the city's largest year-round greenmarket plus Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and Eataly. Access to transportation is superb with 4/5/6, N/Q/R/W, L, 1/2/3, F/M and PATH trains, excellent bus service and CitiBike stations all nearby.