This week for Truly Terrific we considered, among others, an almost all-black loft on Bowery and a Park Slope duplex with a ton of outdoor space. But ultimately, we chose this gut-renovated duplex loft housed behind a landmark cast-iron façade, featuring two massive arched windows and a Juliet balcony overlooking Broadway. The unit is in Bleecker Court, which has a mix of prewar and postwar structures with 243 apartments overall and a common entrance on Bleecker Street.
Compared to similar units for sale in the building, this apartment is particularly open and spacious, with a sizable dining nook and a remodeled kitchen that sticks all the cabinets and appliances (including a Sub-Zero fridge and range with a hood that vents out) against the walls, making room for a three-seat island with a built-in wine fridge. Per listing agent Zac Rothstein, this free-flowing layout has served especially well for the owner’s dinner parties.
In the living area, there are 15-foot ceilings, an entire wall of exposed brick, and an airy spiral staircase leading up to the lofted bedroom measuring nearly 18 by 18 feet. The bedroom has its own half-bathroom and exposed brick wall, which was discovered when a wall was removed during the renovation.
The owner, who’s had the place for seven years, also put in central AC, Lutron lighting, and automatic blinds. The space is currently filled with furniture selected with the help of interior designer Jesse Turek, who worked at the now-defunct Homepolish. There’s also a pair of seats from the old Yankee Stadium (where the owner and his late father attended many a game together), which are not included in the sale. It is the well-situated bit of outdoor space though, says Rothstein, that sets the apartment apart: Only a few dozen other units in the building (typically the most expensive in the complex) have Broadway-facing balconies.